QUINCY, Wash., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 22, 2011, the Washington State Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) visited the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal, the Cold Train, and the Columbia Colstor International Intermodal Warehouse (see photos of the tour -- https://picasaweb.google.com/104993634629301007784/092211JTCTourOfThePortOfQuincyIntermodalTerminal?authuser=0&feat=directlink).
Members of the Joint Transportation Committee and other legislators who participated on the tour in Quincy, Washington included four Executive JTC Members (Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee; Rep. Judy Clibborn, Chair of the House Transportation Committee; Sen. Curtis King, Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Transportation Committee; and Rep. Mike Armstrong, Ranking Minority Member of the House Transportation Committee) and House Transportation Committee Members (Rep. Andy Billig, Rep. Ann Rivers, Rep. Brad Klippert, Rep. Dean Takko, Rep. Fred Finn, Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Rep. Katrina Asay, Rep. Luis Moscoso and Rep. Norm Johnson).
The purpose of the JTC tour of the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal was to highlight how public investments in rail infrastructure by the Port of Quincy, the Washington State Legislature, WSDOT, etc. have attracted private investment and economic development by the Cold Train and Columbia Colstor International, etc., and have created new jobs in Quincy, Washington.
During the tour, the following presentation -- https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B8_kAfoonaRsOGJkZTliZmItMzgzMC00NmY1LWI1ZDYtY2Y0ZTA2MGEyYzc0&hl=en -- was provided to the Joint Transportation Committee and other transportation legislative leaders about the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal, the Cold Train, and the Columbia Colstor International Intermodal Warehouse.
For more information about the September 22nd JTC tour of the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal, please contact Curt Morris of the Port of Quincy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-214-7696.
About the Port of Quincy
Located in the center of Washington State, the Port of Quincy is ranked as one of the top low-cost rural locations in the United States for business and economic development (http://www.electronicsadvocate.com/2010/04/08/top-best-small-cities-for-high-tech-manufacturing/; http://www.aftermarketnews.com/Item/72637/quincy_wash_named_top_small_market_city_in_the_west_for_hightech_manufacturing_in_national_cost_comparison_study.aspx), with state-of-the-art industrial infrastructure including abundant low-cost hydropower electricity, high-capacity bandwidth dark fiber, a key cross-country rail mainline (from Seattle to Chicago), a modern intermodal terminal, a major interstate freeway (I-90), a new and larger capacity water treatment system, a skilled workforce, foreign trade zone status (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5dEKHsqy0), relatively inexpensive industrial and commercial properties, and an all-around great location offering the best of rural lifestyles with easy access to urban amenities. The Port of Quincy has premier industrial sites for food processing and food manufacturing companies, warehousing and distribution companies, high-tech companies and data centers, etc. At the Port of Quincy, major agriculture and food processing companies such as ConAgra Foods, National Frozen Foods, NORPAC, Columbia Colstor, Oneonta, Stemilt, CMI, Jones Produce, etc. find themselves next to technology giants like Yahoo!, Dell, Intuit, Microsoft and Sabey.
SOURCE Port of Quincy