Port of Kalama to update exterior of former administrative offices

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As part of long-range planning to create consistency among Port facilities on the waterfront, Port of Kalama plans exterior improvements to office building.

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Port of Kalama offers industrial property and industrial buildings just 30 minutes from Portland, Oregon.

Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life.

The Port of Kalama received two bids for the cladding—coating and protecting the exterior—of the former Port administrative building which now houses Northwest Innovation Works headquarter offices. The apparent low bidder is JH Kelly with a bid of $382,438 which includes renovation of siding and adding a pitched roof, which will make the building more efficient to maintain.

The building, which was constructed in 1975 and expanded in 1991, will share the same exterior features as the Port’s new administrative offices. The Port recently constructed—and moved into—the new administrative building which replicates a traditional waterfront warehouse of the 1800s. To create some design consistency, the exterior and roofing of this building will be treated similarly.

The project is expected to start toward the end of July and run through October. General business activity at the Port will not be interrupted during this time.

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 five 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 30 companies located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 850 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 30 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: http://portofkalama.com.

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