With momentum building on permitting and construction of the company’s Kalama methanol manufacturing plant, Northwest Innovation Works moves its corporate headquarters to the Port of Kalama


Northwest Innovation Works this week signed a lease agreement for approximately 6,000 square feet of office space at the Port of Kalama. The company will lease the building that formerly housed the Port of Kalama administrative offices at 380 W. Marine Drive, Kalama. The three-year lease agreement becomes effective on February 1, 2015.

The Port of Kalama commission voted in April 2014 to approve a lease agreement with NW Innovation Works to build and operate a manufacturing plant on port property that would produce methanol from natural gas after receiving environmental and regulatory approvals. The company now moves its corporate offices to Kalama next month.

“The initial lease with Northwest Innovation Works last spring for the methanol plant was a landmark opportunity for the Port, and we are equally delighted that the executive team has chosen to move their headquarters to Kalama,” said Port of Kalama commission president Randy Sweet.

“Kalama’s central location will provide a good platform for us to manage permitting and construction for all of our proposed facilities in Washington and Oregon,” said Murray “Vee” Godley, president of Northwest Innovation Works.“We are very pleased to become even more a part of the Kalama community.”

The methanol produced at NWIW facilities will be exported to global markets, including China, where it will be used to make olefin, a compound used in the production of many every day products. Additional information about NW Innovation Works can be found at http://nwinnovationworks.com.

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