Depin Inc. Leases 12,000 Square Feet at Port of Kalama to Expand Operations Between Portland and Seattle

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The eco-friendly corrugated crate manufacturer moves in June 1, expects to hire 20 new employees and move its entire operations to Kalama in the next six months.

Port of Kalama to expand manufacturing, distribution, warehousing businesses

Port of Kalama right on Interstate 5 for easy access, distribution.

Depin joins a growing number of industries and businesses who have found the Port of Kalama an ideal location to grow their businesses.

Depin Inc., manufacturer of Ecorrcrate, the eco-friendly alternative to wooden pallets and crates, has chosen the Port of Kalama to expand its business. Depin, which has just signed a 12,000 square foot lease with the Port effective June 1, 2015. The company will commence additional operations there and then move its headquarters from Salem, Oregon to Port of Kalama within six months.

Depin, which manufactures a patented corrugated product developed to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly, easy-to-recycle and cost-effective crating, serves companies like Ingersoll Rand, Fred Meyer/Kroger, Costco and General Dynamics. The company expects to add 20 new personnel to their Kalama operations and projects consistent growth in the next three years as they increase distribution throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

“We serve large customers in both Seattle and Portland markets so we were looking for the perfect middle location right on I-5 with room to grow,” said Dan Bonebrake, owner, Depin Inc. “Not only does Port of Kalama offer exactly the kind of manufacturing and distribution facilities we need, but they are very business friendly and accommodating. Port staff has already proven they’ll be a solid business partner.”

Depin joins a growing number of industries and businesses who have found the Port of Kalama an ideal location to grow their businesses. The Port boasts an Industrial Park and acres of shovel-ready land for manufacturing, technology, storage and many other industry sectors. Sixteen acres of public riverfront parks stand out as popular recreational destinations for both locals and tourists. Port officials cite several advantages for businesses like Rainier to expand operations in Kalama including:

  • No state corporate or personal income taxes
  • Collaborative, business-friendly environment
  • Affordable/competitive rates
  • Accessibility to all modes of transportation
  • Quality buildings, land on river/rail/Interstate
  • Quality of life, slow-paced, beautiful, quiet, hometown feel
  • Proximity to international airport at PDX -- just 30 minutes away

About Port of Kalama – Where rail and water meet:
The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5. The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities. Port of Kalama's industrial area includes seven miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43' federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River. The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. There are over 20 industries located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 800 people. Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life. The port offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway all just a 25 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland. Properties currently available at the port for businesses wishing to expand and thrive: Visit http://portofkalama.com.

CONTACT: Claudia Johnson, Strategic Communications, 503-799-2220/cell

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