Hat’s off

Letter by Steve Kraske, Astoria
The Daily Astorian
January 16, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

It was a great day for the Port of Astoria. I’m very thankful for seeing cargo return to the Port. I appreciate Northwest Forest Link for pursuing log exports. Log exports create revenue for our local economy for tree planters, road builders, timber fallers, logging crews, truckers, log processors at Pier 1 and longshore workers, a very talented bunch when it comes to loading logs. And, finally, last but not least, the revenue created for the Port. Factoring in all the family-wage jobs, this endeavor creates a total win-win. My hat’s off to the leadership for having a vision for what I personally believe can enhance the Port’s ability to further create revenue and develop family-wage jobs.

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