The Washington state Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) visited the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal, the Cold Train, and the Columbia Colstor International Intermodal Warehouse recently.
Members of the JTC and other legislators who participated in the Quincy WA tour 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. Also participating were these 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 intermodal terminal was to highlight how public investments in rail infrastructure by the Port of Quincy, the Washington state legislature, and Washington state Department of Transportation have attracted private investment and economic development by the Cold Train and Columbia Colstor International and created new jobs in Quincy.
During the tour, a presentation was provided to the JTC and other transportation legislative leaders about the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal, the Cold Train, and the Columbia Colstor International Intermodal Warehouse.
The Port of Quincy has industrial sites for food processing and food manufacturing companies, and warehousing and distribution companies. Established at the port are agriculture and food processing companies such as ConAgra Foods, National Frozen Foods, NORPAC, Columbia Colstor, Oneonta, Stemilt, CMI, and Jones Produce.
For more information, contact Curt Morris of the Port of Quincy at [email protected] or 509-214-7696.