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Local buildings are among 'Top Projects'
By Dawn Feldhaus, July 24, 2014
A Foods in Season employee packs King salmon from the Columbia River. Halibut, caviar, chanterelle mushrooms and truffle oil are among the items shipped from Building 15, in the Steigerwald Commerce Center, to restaurants throughout the U.S. The Port of Camas-Washougal and Foods in Season will be among the honorees at a “Top Projects” reception Wednesday.
The first building in the Steigerwald Commerce Center is on the list of “Top Projects” of Southwest Washington, named by the Vancouver Business Journal.
The 21,600 square foot structure, at 4125 S. Lincoln St., Washougal, has housed Foods in Season — a distributor of seafood, caviar, specialty meats, mushrooms and truffles — since April. Team Construction, LLC, of Vancouver, was the general contractor for the $2.167 million project.
The port received $499,000 from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board, to help pay for construction of Building 15. Foods in Season paid for $750,000 in tenant improvements, including a customized office area, heating and air conditioning and a walk in cooler and freezer.
Port of Camas-Washougal Executive Director David Ripp said it is always an honor to be recognized for the port’s efforts.
“Jeramy Wilcox, the port’s project manager, did an incredible job working with the contractor and Foods in Season in completing this project,” he said. “It is my hope to construct many more of these types of buildings and create more business and jobs for our area.”
Foods in Season has 40 employees, including the owners John and Wanda Anderson and their children Jerad, Johnnie and LaDon.
“The port is very accommodating and helped us grow,” John said.
Lacamas Lake Lodge, at 227 N.E. Lake Road, and the Heritage Park boat launch and parking improvements, both of Camas, are also recognized as “Top Projects.”
JWC Construction was the contractor for the lodge project. The 5,000 square foot building includes a banquet hall that seats 150 people and overlooks Lacamas Lake.
The $842,000 structure is owned and operated by the city of Camas.
“We are proud to deliver these amenities to the citizens of Camas,” said Camas Mayor Scott Higgins. “They were very important additions to our wonderful city.”
A total of 28 public, residential and commercial projects have been named to the Top Projects list.
A reception and awards presentation will be held Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Block 56 project site, 210 E. 13th St., Vancouver. To pre-register, visit www.vbjusa.com/datebook-events/events/top-projects16. For more information, call 695-2442.