Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Roof at Bellingham

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Bellingham recently finished a $500,000 roofing project at Bellingham Shipping Terminal.

The project, which was done on time and under budget, involved replacing the 45,786-square foot-roof on Warehouse 2 with weather-resistant materials that would protect moisture-sensitive products.

“We took advantage of the summer weather and knew what to expect after replacing a similar roof on an adjacent warehouse at the Shipping Terminal last year,” said Port Engineer Jon Gibson.

The project was the latest in a series of upgrades done by the port, including a new bulkhead, updated stormwater and power systems and cleaning up contamination in the Whatcom Waterway.

“Reactivating the Shipping Terminal to create family-wage jobs for local residents is a strategic priority for the Port of Bellingham” said Port Commission President Dan Robbins. “The Port has made significant investments to modernize this facility and having dry storage warehouses available is essential in attracting bulk and break bulk shipping customers to Whatcom County.”