SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Port Angeles breaks ground on composites recycling center

Jeff Sloan, September 28, 2015, Composites World

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer, Toray Composites America, Peninsula College, Washington State University, Janicki Industries and other representatives helped the Port of Port Angeles, WA, US, break ground on a new Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) at the Port’s Composite Manufacturing Campus.

The project will complete a 25,000-ft2/2,322m2 shell building to house offices, laboratories, classrooms and manufacturing space for the recycling center and Peninsula College’s Advanced Manufacturing – Composite Technology training program. The center will convert carbon fiber composite scrap material, leftover from transportation and other advanced manufacturing industries, into new and useful products. One of the shovels used for the groundbreaking ceremony was made of recycled carbon fiber, with materials donated by Janicki Industries.

Read more: http://www.compositesworld.com/news/port-of-port-angeles-breaks-ground-on-composites-recycling-center

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Coleman: Partnerships, community input shape port’s Terminal 1 project

By Todd Coleman, September 27, 2015, The Columbian

Earlier this month, the Port of Vancouver USA unveiled the draft preferred concept for the Terminal 1 Waterfront Project at a televised public workshop. It was an exciting day for the port and our community.

Serving as a prominent entrance to the state of Washington, Terminal 1 is the birthplace of the port and is poised for revitalization. This prime waterfront property is situated between a proposed development by Columbia Waterfront LLC, the City of Vancouver’s waterfront park, and a vibrant downtown core.

Read more: http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/sep/27/coleman-partnerships-community-input-shape-ports-terminal-1-project/

 

 

MISC 

Varied pressures force Shell out of Arctic

By Seattle Times Staff, September 29, 2015, The Seattle Times

Royal Dutch’s Shell’s decision to pull back from exploration off Alaska’s North Slope reflects not just the results of a disappointing summer drilling season but also the pressures faced by an oil industry buffeted by low crude prices and increased concern about the environmental risks of developing major new oil fields in the offshore Arctic.

Shell has spent some $7 billion in hopes of finding a big new source of future revenue and establishing expertise in a frontier area that geologists believe holds a significant portion of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas.

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/shell-abandons-arctic-oil-drilling-impact-in-seattle-unclear/

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