Port of Kalama leases 30,000 square feet to first tenant in new industrial building


Bridger Steel Inc., a premier metal manufacturer of panel systems for roofing, siding and interior applications, has signed a lease with the Port of Kalama for 30,000 square feet of office and warehouse space and another 10,000-square foot covered area for loading trucks. Bridger, which is the first tenant in the Port’s new 110,000 square foot industrial building, will provide many of its own manufactured metal materials for the new building at the Kalama River Industrial Park and expects to break ground in December.

“The Port of Kalama is the ideal location for us to expand our business facilities and better serve our customers in the Pacific Northwest,” says Steve Collins, National Sales and Marketing Director, Bridger Steel Inc. “Kalama’s location and proximity to I-5 will enable us to serve a very large area of the Pacific Northwest very quickly.”

Bridger Steel, which is expected to open its Kalama facility in the summer of 2018, 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 a state-of-the-art Industrial Park with buildings ideal 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 Bridger Steel to expand operations in Kalama including:

“We welcome Bridger to our growing community of industrial and commercial businesses—their reputation as a high-quality manufacturer provider is a boon for Kalama,” said Mark Wilson, executive director, Port of Kalama. “The region is poised for many economic opportunities and Kalama is perfectly placed to support businesses ready to grow.”

About Bridger Steel

Bridger Steel is a premier metal manufacturer of panel systems for roofing, siding and interior applications. The company opened its doors in Bozeman, Montana in 1996 when owner, Dennis Johnson, realized contractors and homeowners needed better access to high quality metal panels in the American West. Through hard work, ingenuity and a distaste for the word “No”, Dennis helped his customers find new uses for metal in residential, commercial, and industrial markets and pushed for new styles, better paint systems, and higher quality materials. The company serves the US and Canada, as well as Europe and the Pacific Rim. Bridger prides itself on delivering the highest level of service and support to partners and upholding a standard of quality in everything they create.

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