Port of Kalama's location right off I-5 has enabled us to quadruple growth and positioned us to expand.
Kalama, Washington (PRWEB) January 22, 2016
Rainier Truck Trailer Tank Repair LLC, which has quadrupled growth since moving to the Port of Kalama last February, now announces it has achieved the coveted R-Stamp Welding Certification to further serve the robust chemical trucking industry. A Department of Transportation (WDOT and USDOT) certified inspection service for large vehicles and tanks carrying chemicals and liquid substances, Rainier is now certified as a full service provider for mandated annual chemical truck inspections.
The company chose the Port of Kalama’s bustling industrial park for its I-5 location, which enables them to better serve a huge national tanker and trucking industry. Rainier, which is a certified HM 183 inspection facility and also manages mechanic and welding operations, operates from its 16,240 square foot industrial facility at the Port.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) establishes rules of safety governing the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. Welding on pressurized containers, boiler, piping, transfer equipment, and more is not permitted unless certified welders hold the R-Stamp.
“We operate in a very tight niche industry and this I-5 location has enabled us to quadruple growth and positioned us to expand with our new certification,” said Mark Marander, owner Rainier Truck Trailer Tank Repair LLC. “The R-Stamp certification enables us to become a full service tank and truck inspection facility, which has already brought new customers in the last week. We expect accelerated growth because of the requirement for annual chemical truck inspections.”
Rainier 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
- Skilled workforce
- 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
“We simply could not ask for a more supportive business partner than the staff at the Port of Kalama—they go above and beyond to ensure our facilities are fully-functional to service our clientele,” continues Marander. “We all feel right at home in Kalama—like we belong here; and there’s an eager skilled workforce ready to support our growth.”
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 businesses 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: Visit http://portofkalama.com/available-properties/.
Contact: Liz Newman, marketing manager, Port of Kalama, 360-673-2379 or Claudia Johnson, PR, 503-799-2220.