OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING

The addition of a new food grade tank wash in the newly opened Puterbaugh Business Park was celebrated Monday, Aug. 26 at the site of the Chino Valley Truck Wash. At the ceremony, from left, were Eric Weinheimer of Ag Com Real Estate, Kristine parker of Astria Sunnyside Hospital, Stan Beltman, of Beltman Construction, Randy Tucker of the Port of Grandview Marketing Manager, Bill Clemens of Pacific Power, Jon Smith of Yakima County Development Association, Port of Commissioner Jim Sewell, Richard Shenyer, Grandview City Administrator Cus Arreaga, and Grandview Mayor Gloria Mendoza.

GRANDVIEW — Based on what his California truck customers told him, John Loureiro of Chino Valley Truck Wash, determined to open his second truck wash in the Port of Grandview Puterbaugh Business Park more than a year ago.

After looking at several locations in the Yakima Valley, the agricultural food grade tank wash company founder and owner, chose the Port of Grandview to establish the expansion to his company.

“I’d heard that this would be a good place to put in a tank wash. So, based on customer demand, we moved up here,” he said.

“It’s a prime location, the business climate is excellent. The port and city worked with us to help make this happen,” Loureiro explained.

Monday, Loureiro of Ontario, Calif., was joined by Port of Grandview Commissioners, City representatives to officially break ground on the agricultural food grade tank wash facilities in the corner three parcels of the park, at the corner of Stover and Puterbaugh roads, west of the city.

The tank wash facility construction is expected to be completed in 90-100 days. “We expect to hire 19 employees over the next three years at the seven-acre site, Loureiro added.

“Loureiro’s project is the first business to locate in the Port of Grandview’s newest business park,” Port of Grandview Commissioner Jim Sewell said.

Julia Hart can be reached at 509-837-4500, ext. 123 or at jhart@sunnysidesun.com

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