Friday, August 3, 2018

Eco-Friendly Pilings for Hueneme

By Karen Robes Meeks

Slated to start this summer, a new harbor deepening project at the Port of Hueneme will be built with eco-friendly, non-chemically treated pilings manufactured by Bedford Technology.

Jesse W. Hooge, director of Sales Training & Multi-X Sales at Bedford Technology, said the company’s products are engineered from recycled plastic into “a sustainable building material that is built for generations to come.”

“This project alone will divert over 1.5 million pounds of HDPE plastic out of the landfill and help support the Port of Hueneme’s environmental and sustainability initiatives,” Hooge added.

“These new eco-friendly pilings will help support and reinforce the Port’s South Terminal as the Harbor is dredged from 35 feet to 40 feet deep over the next several months”, said Oxnard Harbor District President Mary Anne Rooney. “The deepening project will allow our existing customers to load their ships with more cargo, thus increasing efficiency and reducing air emissions all while creating more family sustaining jobs for our local community; 563 jobs to be specific.”