Company leases 16,240 square foot facility at the port and commences local hiring process

The Port of Kalama will become home to a large regional provider of chemical tank inspections and repair facilities, Rainier Truck Trailer Tank Repair LLC. Rainier, which will move its headquarters from Rainier, Oregon to Port of Kalama next month, is a Department of Transportation (WDOT and USDOT) certified inspection service for large vehicles and tanks carrying chemicals and liquid substances. Rainier moves into the 16,240 square foot space on March 1, 2015.

The company has already hired a new employee for their Port of Kalama operations and intends to hire several new employees in the next few months to meet demand for services. Rainier is a certified HM 183 inspection facility and also manages mechanic and welding operations.

“We operate in a very tight niche industry and our business is growing steadily—Port of Kalama offered us the ideal location right off of I-5 to better serve fleets of tankers,” said Mark Marander, owner Rainier Truck Trailer Tank Repair LLC. “The Port of Kalama industrial building and amenities are exactly what we need to serve our customers. The building is the perfect size for tankers to pull in for service and inspection safe from the elements.”

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:

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