Port of Portland, Timber Coalition Members Awarded $41.4M

Port of Portland, Timber Coalition Members Awarded $41.4M

An effort to develop and broaden Oregon’s growing mass timber industry received a financial boost Sept. 2 with $41.4 million in U.S. Economic Development Administration funding to the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, the Port of Portland announced Sept. 2. The coalition consists of the Port of Portland, Business Oregon, Oregon Department of Forestry, the Department of Land Conservation and Development and the TallWood Design Institute. The funding is to further university research about using mass timber in housing, help the port develop a factory aimed at making mass timber housing, rev up public-private partnerships that would nurture job creation and…
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Two New Port of Portland Commissioners Appointed

Two New Port of Portland Commissioners Appointed

The Port of Portland Board of Commissioners has two new members. They are: Katy Coba, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services Chief Operating Officer and Director; and Richelle Luther, Columbia Sportswear Co.’s Senior Vice President of Chief Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. The Oregon Senate approved the two as Gov. Kate Brown’s appointees to the commission on June 3. Coba replaces Bob Levy on the nine-member commission, while Luther replaces Pat McDonald. As COO, Coba works with Brown, state agencies and legislators to manage state government enterprise. She previously served as director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture for more…
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Port of Portland Receives Terminal 6 Project Grant

Port of Portland Receives Terminal 6 Project Grant

An effort to boost capacity at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 has received major financial support. The Oregon Department of Transportation recently awarded the port $7.37 million in funding for Portland’s Marine Terminal 6 Capacity project, the port revealed May 31. Terminal 6, the state’s only ocean container terminal and a vital connection for trade, is approaching capacity. The work involved bolstering pavement structure at Berth 607 to allow for five-high container stacks, as well as stormwater infrastructure and high-mast lighting. “Our aggressive efforts to grow business at T6 during the last five years have paid off,” port Chief…
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