A $15 million rail facility is part of new infrastructure promoting the continued growth of automotive processing and roll-on/roll-off business at Port of Grays Harbor. It complements Puget Sound & Pacific’s $3.5 million passing track investment.
Added to renovations of terminal processing capabilities, the Port now offers Pasha Automotive Services’ customers over 60 paved acres surrounded by new security systems, a state of the art Belanger custom carwash system, drive over undercoating application pits, homologation & accessory bays and a new body/mechanical center. An additional 10-acre paving/lighting project is underway.
Full terminal capacity can be expanded to approximately 150 acres. New business includes an import client on short-sea service from Mexico. Rental car reconditioning for rental cars destined for auction is also booming with several thousand units passing through the port annually.
John Pasha, senior VP, Pasha Automotive Services, says employment has also grown exponentially. “Over 140 employees provide a variety of skills from rail unloading to full body shop and accessory programs.”
A partnership with Grays Harbor College, which boasts a first class automotive technical training center, has led to ‘on terminal training’ for local apprentices.
More information on the Port of Grays Harbor’s facilities and operations is available at its website.