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US Army conducting helicopter exercises at Satsop Business Park

ELMA, Wash. – We’ll see some helicopters over the Satsop Business Park next week. The Regional Education and Training Center client, US Army SOAR(A) team, will be conducting aerial helicopter exercises the night of Wednesday, December 4, 2013. The exercises will begin approximately 7:00 pm and conclude approximately 11:00 pm.

Army SOAR(A) will also be conducting aerial recon on Monday, December 2, 2013, during the daytime for a daylight view of the Park and landing zones.

For their evening exercise on the 4th, the Army will be potentially utilizing all the Park helicopter landing zones. The Army does not anticipate landing at the Park – just flying over the zones for airborne drop of and pick up.

The RETC tells us they “do not anticipate this will cause any interference for the nearby community, or with normal Park business activities.

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Port of Grays Harbor purchases NewWood Corp assets at Satsop Business Park

In conjunction, the Commissioners also granted the Executive Director authority to sign a Letter of Intent (LOI) with NewWood International, LLC, which outlines the terms of a lease and the potential purchase of the equipment and intellectual property. Not associated in any way with the prior tenant, NewWood International is an affiliate of Triventas, a private investment firm based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, which presented to the Port Commission in June as a potential operator of the facility.

“This approach is the quickest and best way to get the facility up and running, and creating jobs for the region,” commented Gary Nelson, Executive Director. “We are hopeful Triventas will be a good tenant for the facility and bring it into production again in the shortest amount of time possible. Their commitment to success will be a win for all parties.”

“Encouraging the research and development of sustainable products, and getting them to market, is a key component of the Grays Harbor Sustainable Industries Innovation Partnership Zone (GHIPZ) of which the Port is the lead,” explained Alissa Shay, Manager of Business Development at Satsop Business Park. “The opportunity to work with this new partner on this innovative product and see it through commercialization is right in line with the Commissioners’ goals for the GHIPZ. Our hope is that success at this facility will spin into success for other Grays Harbor businesses.”

A component of the Asset Purchase Agreement with Pivotal Solutions is that all equipment be free of liens. A benefit of this is that personal property taxes owed to Grays Harbor County will be paid from the proceeds of the sale.

Satsop Business Park, a facility of the Port of Grays Harbor, is less than 2 hours southwest of Seattle and 2 hours north of Portland. Located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Elma, Washington the 1,800 acre mixed-use business and industrial park is approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 Corridor. A part of the Grays Harbor Innovation Partnership Zone, it is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 600 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure, surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland.

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Port of Grays Harbor looks to buy NewWood facility from receivership

ELMA, Wash. – A sale of the mothballed NewWood facility at the Satsop Business Park could be on the horizon again, this time with a lot more public money involved. Exact details will be discussed at a public meeting 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at the Port Commissioners’ meeting room in Aberdeen.
Manager at the Satsop Business Park Alissa Shay tells us “On Tuesday we will be recommending to the Port commissioners that the Port of Grays Harbor purchase the assets of the New Wood Corporation from the receiver, we are also proposing that we sign a letter of intent with a company to operate the facility.”
The building turns wood waste and recycled plastic into a composite wood, and has yet to see a fruitful market despite efforts by Office Max, Boise Cascade and the previous owners, at full steam the mill employs as many as 150. Shay said it’s all a bit complicated and will be explained in detail at the special meeting.
The Montesano Vidette has a full article available for subscribers on their website,  or check next week’s edition with an update from the meeting.
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Satsop Business Park not seeing the love from tunnels

Satsop fire tunnel training

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Paramount Pictures hiring extras for local filming

ELMA, Wash. – The Transformers are coming to the Satsop Business Park this week, and they’re looking for some extras.
A Casting Coordinator with Paramount Pictures tells us they’re looking for clean-cut athletic, business, military, and law enforcement men and women 18 years or older, all ethnicities.
Email your current casual picture and cell phone number to [email protected] ASAP
Scenes for the fourth installment of the live-action series directed by Michael Bay are being filmed in Elma this month.

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ filming scenes in Grays Harbor

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Satsop Business Park Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Outstanding Performance Award

 Last year the Satsop Business Park received $4 million in grant funding from the State to upgrade the existing system. Work on the General Sewer Plan is well underway and, once complete, will identify a preferred solution to provide wastewater treatment at the Park. A project to replace portions of the collection system is slated to begin this fall as part of the project.

 

The Satsop Business Park, a facility of the Port of Grays Harbor, is less than 2 hours southwest of Seattle and 2 hours north of Portland.  Located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Elma, Washington the 1,800 acre mixed-use business and industrial park is approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 Corridor.  A part of the Grays Harbor Innovation Partnership Zone, the Satsop Business Park is a mixed use office, technology and industrial business park with more than 600 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure ready to suit the needs of your business.

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‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ filming scenes in Grays Harbor

ELMA, Wash. – You just might see some new transformers at the Satsop Business Park next month, but these Transformers® will be fighting for their survival. The unfinished nuclear power plant in Grays Harbor is being used to film portions of the movie “Transformers: Age of Extinction” the fourth installment in the live-action series directed by Michael Bay.
Executive Director at the Port of Grays Harbor Gary Nelson confirmed this morning “Paramount pictures has, you know they were going to be filming earlier this summer and they got delayed until late September, early October.” While we might see the familiar cooling towers when the movie hits theaters next summer, Nelson said we probably won’t recognize the name “In the agreement we had to sign they said they may refer to it as something other than Satsop.”

Transformers: Age of Extinction

The title and first poster for the new film, starring Mark Whalberg and rumored to be introducing the dinobots, were released earlier this week.

The Satsop Business Park, in rural East Grays Harbor offers two unused nuclear towers, acres of natural evergreen forests, a campus like business park and office space for production crew activities.

“We’ve had interest from a few major Hollywood movie studios so we worked to get ahead of the curve and put together a fee structure and policy for filming at the Park,” expressed Alissa Thurman, Manager of Business Development at Satsop Business Park.

“Satsop is a unique setting, from the nuclear towers to our surrounding forest, we can provide a variety of locations for filming all in one convenient park setting. “

The Park also has office space available to support production activities such as make-up and cafeteria space and plenty of open area for production vehicles.

Ms. Thurman and her team have researched the film industry in the Pacific Northwest, and determined the business fit with the goals to attract new opportunities to the region. With a policy and fee structure in hand the Park is now reaching out to those that might have an interest in utilizing the facility.

“Providing filming locations can be a great economic boost for the local economy as the cast and crew utilize local lodging, restaurants and other services,” reports Ms. Thurman. “This activity also compliments our business recruitment efforts. Our goal is to attract movie productions to Satsop and potentially interest them in all that Coastal Washington can offer as a film location.”

Satsop Business Park, a facility of the Port of Grays Harbor, is less than 2 hours southwest of Seattle and 2 hours north of Portland. Located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Elma, Washington the 1,800 acre mixed-use business and industrial park is approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 Corridor. A part of the Grays Harbor Innovation Partnership Zone, it is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 600 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure, surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland.

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