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Yearly Archives: 2015

Room to Grow! Ideal location for trucking, warehousing, and intermodal transportation.

In the heart of the Pacific NW, Port of Kalama offers all the amenities the trucking industry requires to expand. With an array of industrial buildings and warehouses, offices and a state-of-the-art Industrial Park, the Port has attracted more than 30 industries employing more than 850 people.

A small town with a rich history, Kalama is attracting business attention for good reason. While its regional neighbors are challenged with a shortage of readily available industrial land to invite new companies, expansion and economic growth, Kalama boasts prime shovel-ready industrial land, a new Industrial Park and numerous riverside assets and amenities for businesses of all sizes.

And companies choose Kalama for its diverse modes of transportation. A convenient location for companies searching for the perfect spot to grow, Port of Kalama is bordered by the Columbia River, mainline rail, and Interstate 5.

Port of Kalama offers ideal amenities for the transportation industry:

  • Beautiful, spacious buildings, office space
  • Preloaded with all utilities to site – electrical, industrial gases, natural gas, water, telecommunications
  • Truck docks at each building with at-grade access
  • 24’ clearance height
  • Insulated buildings with natural gas heat
  • New sprinkler systems
  • Low energy lighting
  • Highly competitive public utilities


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The Port’s promise to you is simple: you’ve got a committed business partner when you move to the Port of Kalama. A competitive and forward-thinking team, Port of Kalama staff are committed to customer service and helping businesses thrive. Consider the Port of Kalama team your Boots on the Ground for blazing the trails to compete in the global marketplace.

Can we help you grow your business at the Port of Kalama? Call us today! Contact the Port for more information:, 360.673.2325 or visit us at


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Office Building Cladding Project Update #3

Removal of the siding and roof structure have been completed. New metal siding and masonry accents will be added in the next three weeks, followed by installation of the new roof within the first two weeks of October. The estimated completion date of this project is the third week of October. Public restrooms remain open. No traffic modifications expected.

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Labor Day Weekend

The Port of Kalama wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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Office Building Cladding Project Update #2

The exterior facelift is underway at the former Port of Kalama administrative offices. JH Kelly, LLC will complete siding removal the week of August 24th.  New roof trusses will be set in place, Friday, August 28th.  This work will require a crane and there will be intermittent traffic delays, particularly in the morning.

The project is expected to continue through the fall. 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.

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Office Building Cladding Project Update #1

Regarding the exterior facelift at the former administrative office, JH Kelly, LLC is currently removing the existing siding. There are large plastic barriers installed to prevent debris escape and the process of the siding removal is expected to continue through August.

Expect no road closures.

For additional information, please feel free to view the Marina Construction Project Summary.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Eric Yakovich, MBA
Economic Development Manager
p 360.673.2337 | c 360.270.9411 | f 360.673.5017
110 West Marine Drive
Kalama, WA 98625

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With steady stream of new business and expansion, Port of Kalama honored with Pathways 2020 Award for economic vitality

We’ve been honored with the 2015 Pathways 2020 Community Champions Award for Economic Vitality! Pathways 2020, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life in Cowlitz County through collaborative partnerships, resource mobilization, strategic planning and development, recognizes organizations in this category for excellence in:

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