The new industrial building at the Kalama River Industrial Park opens next week with a Grand Opening celebration on Friday, October 5 from 4—7p. The Kalama community is invited to join us to celebrate the new 120,000 square foot building, its new tenants and healthy economic growth! Enjoy a raffle, games,  food, music, and more.

The Port welcomes its newest tenants, Bridger Steel and Marco Industries, to its beautiful new industrial facility. The two companies are manufacturing entities that play a significant role in the steel manufacturing cluster emerging at the Port. The companies join other organizations like Steelscape, CE Metal Fabrication, Christiansen Enterprises LLC, and Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge to leverage Kalama’s place in the region and create good local jobs. Partnerships like these create long-term opportunities for the next generation of local talent to live, work and raise families close to home.

At the core of the Port of Kalama’s mission is a promise to carefully evaluate community investments—like this new facility, marine terminals, Spencer Creek Business Park, and enhancements to our public parks—to create jobs and enhance public recreational opportunities all while protecting and enhancing the environment and natural resources. That careful balance is in the DNA of every single project the Port embarks upon. It is the Port’s job to follow an approved comprehensive plan or Comprehensive Scheme And Plan of Harbor Improvements—required by law—to ensure that the environment, economy and community assets are thoughtfully planned to work in harmony with one another.

Comprehensive planning is a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The Scheme identifies opportunities for future investment, operation and development that will benefit the community.

Inviting a growing community of manufacturing businesses to the Port is all a part of the comprehensive plan to create economic development, revenue and job opportunities not only for the Kalama community but the entire region. The Port is now experiencing growth in this steel industry where companies are able to import steel, manufacture and install products for use right at the Port and elsewhere around the region.

Decades of planning ensures that next generations can live, work and play right here in Kalama and put their own stamp—and pride—on high-visibility projects in their home community.

Let’s celebrate!