John Pasha, Senior Vice President, Pasha Automotive Services, says, “Development at Grays is driving at a fierce pace. We now have a perfect entrée for Mexico short sea and landbridge imports, as well as a unique platform to expedite Ro-Ro exports and imports through the Pacific Northwest.”
Pasha further notes that employment has also grown exponentially. “We have added two I-CAR certified paint technicians and 12 experienced accessory installers to its local labor force roster. Over 140 employees provide a variety of skills from rail unloading to full body shop and accessory programs.” A partnership with Grays Harbor College, which boasts a first class automotive technical training center, has led to ‘on terminal training’ for local apprentices.
Founded in 1911, the Port of Grays Harbor is one of Washington State’s oldest port districts and Washington’s only deep-water port located directly on the Pacific Ocean. Strategically located midway between Seattle and Portland and less than 1 ½ hours from open sea, the Port of Grays Harbor provides businesses a diverse portfolio of facilities. More information on the Port of Grays Harbor’s facilities and operations is available at portofgraysharbor.com.
As part of The Pasha Group, Pasha Automotive Services provides seamless automotive transportation solutions throughout North America with state-of-the-art port, distribution, and service facilities. Pasha meets a full range of distribution solutions for manufacturers of new vehicles and shippers of pre-owned vehicles. The Pasha Group, founded in 1947, is a global logistics and transportation services company providing total supply-chain management for finished and privately owned vehicles, marine terminal management and stevedoring, relocation services for the government and military members, and international logistics management for general commodity/project cargos. For more information, please visit pashagroup.com.