Aberdeen, WA – After a record year of soybean meal exports, the Port of Grays Harbor’s largest shipper, Ag Processing Inc (AGP) has announced plans to expand their agriculture product export facility at Washington State’s only deep-water port on the Pacific Coast. Expansion will include construction of on-site storage silos and infrastructure to increase unloading capacity at the AGP Terminal 2 facility at the Port of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, Washington.
Over the past year, AGP conducted market analysis and considered preliminary designs for the 13.5 acre expansion. The expanded facility will provide a gateway destination for soybean meal, grains, distillers grains, gluten meal, and beet pulp pellets. Detailed engineering has begun and construction is expected to begin this fall with operations slated for early 2012.
“This investment will allow AGP to provide grain, feed ingredients, and oilseeds along with our current range of processed products to our customers in Pacific Rim countries,” said Marty Reagan, AGP CEO. “It will also provide our customers with a secure supply of grain and oilseeds directly from AGPs farm-to-port cooperative supply chain that they value.” “AGP has been a vital partner in the growth of shipping activity in Grays Harbor and we are thrilled they are increasing their presence on Washington’s Coast,” reported Port Commission President Jack Thompson. “This project will more than double our vessel calls, creating jobs for our longshore workers, rail operators, tug assists and pilots. It is great news for our community.”