DECEMBER 21, 2016


Third MRJ arrives at GC International Airport

Rodney lHarwood, December 20, 2016,

The third Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp MRJ regional jet rolled up the 65,000-square-foot hangar at Grant County International Airport as light dwindled and the temperatures dropped Monday evening about 4:30 p.m.

Flight crew members waved it in as Mitsubishi flight test employees rubbed their hands and stomped their feet trying to stay warm in a temperature around 20, that felt closer to 2 degrees.

The aircraft, MRJ No. 2, is the third of four MRJ-90s, which will be flight-tested at Grant County International Airport. Like the second jet, it took the southern route from Nagoya (Japan) Airfield Wednesday via Guam International Airport, Majuro International Airport in Republic of the Marshall Islands, Honolulu International Airport and San Jose International Airport. It was expected to arrive in the Columbia Basin sometime on Saturday, but was delayed in Honolulu because of weather conditions.

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LAND USE could bring “150-200 Jobs” to Satsop Business Park

The Port of Grays Harbor will be considering a new lease at the Satsop Business Park.

At a special meeting today in Aberdeen the Port Commissioners will consider a new lease for space in Satsop with the retailer

In a report from the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, they say that the Board Chairman of Overstock visited the park in October and “was impressed with what he saw”.

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SAFE Boats delivers patrol vessels to Israeli Police

Tad Sooter, December 21, 2016, Kitsap Sun

Israel Marine Police officers patrol busy waters off their country’s coast, rescuing 1,000 civilians last year alone, an official said.

Increasingly, those rescues are being carried out from the decks of aluminum boats manufactured in Kitsap County.

Israeli police officials visited the Port of Bremerton on Tuesday to accept delivery of the final three vessels in a 10-boat contract completed by SAFE Boats International over the past three years. Bremerton-built SAFE Boats now account for half of Israel’s 20-boat police fleet, which patrols the Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Galilee and Red Sea.

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South Dakota soybean farmers invited to apply for Pacific Northwest Ag Tour

South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, December 20, 2016, The Green Sheet Farm Forum

The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC) invites South Dakota soybean farmers to apply for the sixth annual See for Yourself mission to Washington state. From March 13-16, 2017, selected farmers will experience firsthand their checkoff dollars at work.

During the tour, participants will see where their soybeans go after leaving the farm and how they are processed at export locations on their way to overseas customers. Over 60 percent of South Dakota soybeans are exported each year, so understanding the global journey of one of South Dakota’s most prominent crops is more important than ever. Attendees will discover more about how their checkoff dollars are invested to promote soybeans in the U.S. and abroad.

The 15 chosen farmers will visit tour stops including port facilities, Tacoma Export Marketing Company, the Port of Grays Harbor and an AGP export facility. Other stops include BNSF Railway and the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and REG – Grays Harbor LLC, a biodiesel facility.

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