AUGUST 28, 2014

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Port of Walla Walla commissioners reject idea for raisesPort of Walla Walla commissioners sunk a proposal for raises Tuesday.

 

 

CHANNEL DEEPING/DREDGING 

Swinomish Channel dredging scheduledDredging to remove sediment on the south end of the Swinomish Channel is scheduled to begin in late September and finish in the fourth week of December, according to a Port of Skagit news release.

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Hexcel files building permit for expansionHigh-tech composites manufacturer Hexcel recently applied for a building permit to add a 75,920 square-foot steel building to land the company leases from the Port of Skagit in Burlington.

 

 

PEOPLE 

Port of Seattle to name Tacoma native as its new chief Ted J. Fick, whose family’s Fick Foundry was a major Tacoma Tideflats employer for decades, has been selected as the Port of Seattle’s new chief executive officer.

 

 

RAIL 

Deal with Wash. port will send rail cars to N.D. –  North Dakota farmers will have more options for shipping by rail under a deal signed Wednesday, agricultural officials say.

 

 

UNIONS 

In Our View: Welcome ResolutionILWU approval of grain-handling contract good news, but questions linger.

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