As of Monday, September 25, 2017
GRANDVIEW A fourth business this month has announced plans to build in the Port of Grandview’s Byam Business Park.
Last week, Portland, Ore.-based Henningsen Cold Storarge announced plans to build a $30 million storage facility.
The announcement comes on the heels of a celebration announcing plans by Indian River Transport, Bestebreur Brothers Construction and Fast Mobile Service to build there.
Henningsen will build on 26 acres off Stover Road, officials announced last Thursday.
The firm will pay $1.3 million for the property for a three-phase cold storage facility.
Construction of a 142,000-foot warehouse is expected to begin almost immediately, officials said.
The new cold storage facility comes as Indian River Transport is finalizing plans to build a new transport terminal for its bulk-grade food service tanker fleet on 5 acres in the business park.
Both are expected to add jobs to the local food processing industry, officials said.
The Indian River terminal is expected to open in the fall of 2018, officials said.
Bestebreur Brothers Construction of Sunnyside, purchased 3 acres of property on the west end of Byam Business Park.
Bestebreur has been in business since 1958 and works on projects ranging from commercial construction to civil and industrial projects.
The company plans to build a new shop and office on the Port property and move its home office to Grandview by Thanksgiving.
Glenn Bestebreur of Bestebreur Bros. Construction said his company looked at property throughout the Yakima Valley and found the Port of Grandview property to be a good value.
“The infrastructure is all there – water/sewer, curb and gutter. The streets are paved and preliminary soil (tests) are done,” Bestebreur said. “It’s ready to build on.”
Fast Mobile Service L.L.C. was started by David and Fatima Ruelas in 2005. The business has been located in Sunnyside for the past 12 years.
Fast Mobile is a diesel mechanic shop specializing in service and repair of large trucks and farm machinery, as well as fleet maintenance and repair and offers 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.
The company purchased 8.5 acres in the business park to build a four-bay shop and parts store.