Maintenance Dredging Begins at Port of Kalama Temco Site This Fall

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Port of Kalama commissioners award dredging contract to HME Construction

Port of Kalama to expand manufacturing, distribution, warehousing businesses

Port of Kalama is home to global industries and export.

One of the goals of the Port of Kalama is to provide the facilities needed for the commerce and success of our business tenants.

The Port of Kalama commission voted this week to award a maintenance dredging contract to the apparent low bidder, HME Construction, for $893,910.00. As part of a routine project to maintain the draft needed for large cargo ships the firm will remove dredged materials in front of the TEMCO Grain Terminal located at the Port. General business activity will not be interrupted during this time.

“One of the goals of the Port of Kalama is to provide the facilities needed for the commerce and success of our business tenants,” says Mark Wilson, executive director, Port of Kalama. “We are consistently taking a proactive approach maintaining Port infrastructure for these purposes.”

Additional information on the maintenance dredging project is available at http://www.PortofKalama.com.

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://www.showcase.com / lnewman(at)portofkalama(dot)com Visit http://portofkalama.com/industrial_property.

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

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