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AAC Hosts Working Waterfront Coalition Boat Tour of Portland Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities

October 1, 2018

On Friday Sept. 28th, Advanced American Construction hosted a Working Waterfront Coalition boat tour of Portland's manufacturing and industrial facilities along the Willamette River. Led by Ellen Wax of the WWC, and provided by WWC member Dan Yates of the Portland Spirit. 

Guests included; Andrew Hoan, President of the Portland Business Alliance; Jorge Guerra, President of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME); Mike Harryman, State Resilience Officer of the Governor's office; Cinna'Mon Williams, Program Manager of the Urban League Worker's and Urban Tech Jobs; and Dan Wenger, Division Dean of Portland Community College. 

The boat tour highlighted both private and Port owned terminals in the manufacturing and industrial sectors of Portland's working waterfront, including; Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Gunderson, Vigor Industrial, Advanced American Construction, Tidewater Transportation, Evraz, Ash Grove, Kinder Morgan, West Hayden Island, Schnitzer Steel, Shaver Transportation, Union Pacific, and multiple Port of Portland terminals. 

Representatives from NuStar Energy, Advanced American Construction, Vigor Industrial, Cal Portland, Shaver Transportation, Tidewater Transportation, Ash Grove Cement, McCall Oil, and Port of Portland were on tour to field questions and discuss the industrial and manufacturing industries of Portland's working waterfront.  

From the Working Waterfront Coalition:

The Portland Harbor is an economic engine that has existed as a source of jobs and vitality for the Portland metropolitan area and the state for more than a century. With employment in the harbor projected to grow, the Portland Harbor remains an economic driver for the region. Businesses locate in the harbor because of the connections to two major highways, two major railroads and a river transportation system. The utilization of all of these modes of transportation allows harbor businesses to reduce their costs and employ thousands of Portland area residents with family-wage jobs.