The space will be “a base for marine, road and rail construction activities throughout the Pacific Northwest including Whatcom County, Skagit County and Alaska,” the port announced this week.
The company is expected to generate at least 20 full-time jobs with plans for more workers as it works to expand its business, which could include offering heavy marine construction opportunities.
“The port has been searching for a working waterfront employer to occupy the site since the former shipyard went bankrupt due to financial challenges associated with operations in California,” the port explained in a statement. “The Fairhaven property offers deep water access, an industrial pier, marine rail and over 80,000 square feet of covered work space. Fairhaven Industrial Marine Repair will utilize the entire site and create new family-wages jobs for Whatcom County residents.”