Satsop Business Park looking for “big business” to lease 300,000 square foot Turbine Building

If ‘big’ is your business, then the Satsop Business Park’s Turbine Building is the place for you.   The Turbine Building is now available for lease after being occupied the last five

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Quinault Tribal Enterprises purchases controlling interest in Westport Marina tenant RPMM, LLC

While Quinault tribal fishermen have long used the moorage facilities at Washington’s largest fish landing port, Westport Marina, it is now home to one of Quinault Tribal Enterprises’

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Port of Grays Harbor and Satsop Business Park announce public tours

Aberdeen, Wash.  – The Port of Grays Harbor is once again pleased to announce that it will be offering public tours of its industrial properties and marine terminals, as well as walking

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Port of Grays Harbor approves acquisition of Friends Landing and Sterling Landing

The port of Grays Harbor added two parks to it’s list of properties yesterday, approving the deal that accepts Friends Landing and Sterling Landing as a gift. The non-profit that currently owns them asked the commissioners to consider the acquisition in April. Satsop Business Park Manager Alissa Shay said Sterling Landing comes with something it didn’t have before. “Access to Sterling Landing is provided by a gravel road owned by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. The current owners do not have an easement to access their property, but initial discussions with Fish and Wildlife indicate that an easement would likely b granted to the Port so long as we would continue to provide recreational fishing access.” They’ll also have to apply for some access at Friend’s Landing “In terms of the Department of Natural Resources aquatic lease at Friend’s Landing, according to the DNR there is currently not an active lease on the aquatic lands, although one was maintained in the past.” Shay said that “as-is” the sites could either cost or make the port about 15-thousand per year. Legal Council Art Blauvelt said the Port will add the two properties to it’s comprehensive plan in July before looking at any changes. Friend’s Landing on the Chehalis River is a 152 acre, handicap accessible recreation area just outside of Montesano, and includes a 32 acre man-made lake, 1.7 miles of paved trail, a boat launch as well as camping facilities. Sterling Landing on the Wynoochee River is an undeveloped 30-acre site with a gravel boat launch located outside of Montesano.

“The Commissioners and staff are honored that the stewards of these vital waterfront facilities feel the Port of Grays Harbor would be best suited for the long-term

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Port of Grays Harbor to consider acquisition of Friends Landing and Sterling Landing near Montesano

Aberdeen, Wash. – Popular recreation areas, Friends Landing and Sterling Landing, in eastern Grays Harbor County could soon be the newest waterfront public access facilities managed

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Satsop Business Park issues Request for Proposals for 255,000 square-foot manufacturing facility

The Satsop Business Park plans to ask for proposals for their newly-purchased New Wood facility. – they’ve also sold off some of the old-new-wood crafted by the now shuttered mill. Constructed

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Brusco Tug & Barge’s Wynema Spirit to enhance safety on Grays Harbor

Brusco Tug & Barge’s tractor tugboat, the Wynema Spirit, assists in docking the Diamond Jubilee at Terminal 3 on Thursday Morning. The Wynema Spirit offers 4,000HP, a fire protection system, a rotating propeller system and 101,000lbs of pushing and pulling capability.
Brusco Tug & Barge’s tractor tugboat, the Wynema Spirit, assists in docking the Diamond Jubilee at Terminal 3 on Thursday Morning. The Wynema Spirit offers 4,000HP, a fire protection system, a rotating propeller system and 101,000lbs of pushing and pulling capability.

Hoquiam, WA – Brusco Tug & Barge, the ship-assist service provider at the Port of Grays Harbor, docked the Wynema Spirit in Hoquiam this week. The Wynema Spirit is a 78’ x 31’ ship-assist

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Judge approves sale of NewWood Corporation assets to the Port of Grays Harbor

Montesano – The next step for the Port of Grays Harbor in acquiring the assets of former Satsop Business Park tenant NewWood Corporation was achieved on Monday when Superior Court Judge Gordon Godfrey approved the sale of the company’s manufacturing assets in the amount of $1.3 million.
The sale includes the manufacturing equipment that is located in a Port-owned building, as well as the intellectual property on the process of turning scrap plastics into usable building material. New Wood Corporation has been in receivership since November 2012. The sale required that all equipment be free of liens and that personal property taxes owed to Grays Harbor County will be paid from the proceeds of the sale.
The Port of Grays Harbor Commission took action in November to authorize the purchase with the intent to work with companies to find a viable operator for the facility. “We are committed to getting the facility up and running and by purchasing these assets we are in a better position to control our own destiny,” explained Executive Director Gary Nelson.

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.

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

ELMA, Wash. - Recognizing the value of manufacturing jobs to the region's economy, the Port of Grays Harbor Commissioners considered an innovative approach to revitalizing a shuttered manufacturing facility at Satsop Business Park during a special meeting Tuesday, November 5th.

The Port Commission granted Executive Director, Gary Nelson, authority to execute a $1.3 million Promissory Note and enter into an agreement with receiver Pivotal Solutions to purchase the assets of the NewWood Facility.


NewWood Corporation, which has been in receivership since November 2012, includes equipment assets that are located in a Port-owned building. In addition, the assets include intellectual property on the process of turning scrap plastics into usable building material. Attempts to find an operator to assume the lease and purchase the assets have been unsuccessful thus far but the latest two-fold approach may solve both issues.


"After analyzing the risk of the purchase of the assets against the rewards should we succeed in finding a user for the site, my fellow Commissioners and I felt the jobs and economic activity created, hedged against the liquidation value of the equipment, mitigated any financial risk to the Port," explained Port Commission President Chuck Caldwell. “The facility is the centerpiece of the Satsop Business Park and the reward of establishing a West Coast manufacturing and distribution hub of a sustainable, innovative recycled product will be jobs for our citizens and increased economic opportunities for our area businesses."