Treasure Valley Reload Center Major Progress
MALHEUR COUNTY, Ore – This week significant achievements have been realized for the Treasure Valley Reload Center. “A project of this size is a marathon, not a sprint. The Malheur County Development Corporation is thrilled to see each milestone being accomplished incrementally”, said Greg Smith, Officer to the Board of the Malheur County Development Corporation. As the project moves toward construction, substantial advancements are continuing to be recognized.
As of Tuesday, September 14th, Americold Logistics, LLC has signed the lease agreement with the Malheur County Development Corporation. The contract outlines Americold’s commitment to operate the reload center for 20 years, as specified in the ConnectOregon grant. “We are pleased to have a strong operating partner that has a great reputation of inventory management and logistics”, said MCDC Board Chairman, Grant Kitamura.
Additionally, the MCDC Board has officially awarded the first of four TVRC contracts to Steve Lindley Contracting of Union, Oregon. Lindley was one of four bidders for the earthwork and culvert sector with a winning base bid of $5,195,638.75, and additive alternative A at $3,368,375.00. Both the base bid and additive came in under the engineer’s estimate.
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 1st at 11:00 am (MT) at the TVRC site located north of Nyssa. Lindley Contracting is expecting to initiate construction in the following weeks.
Malheur County Judge, Dan Joyce, said “We’re excited to see this project enter the construction phase and look forward to its eventual benefit to the entire community.”
Greg Smith, Officer to the Board
Malheur County Development Corporation