Satsop Business Park issues Request for Proposals for 255,000 square-foot manufacturing facility

ELMA, WASH. – Constructed and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, along with the patents to manufacture a sustainable building product, the Satsop Business Park issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for potential operators of the 255,000 square-foot former NewWood Corporation facility and its manufacturing equipment today.

The RFP asks that potential suitors identify one of three scenarios in which they would utilize the facility including:

  • As an operator and manufacturer of the NewWood product, using all of the assets and intellectual property
  • As a manufacturer of a different product using some or all of the equipment assets
  • As a manufacturer of a different product using none of the equipment assets.

“This is an opportunity, for a capable company to establish a United States manufacturing base by utilizing an existing multi-million dollar facility without the upfront investment required of new construction, thus allowing them to focus on production and sales,” expressed Manager of Business Development, Alissa Shay. “With companies recognizing the value of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US, the Port believes Satsop Business Park is strategically positioned with the facility, the equipment, the workforce and the access to markets to make our partners successful.”

Satsop Business Park is owned and operated by the Port of Grays Harbor, a rapidly growing international shipping hub on Washington State’s Pacific Coast.  Companies located at Satsop Business Park are within Foreign Trade Zone 173 and close to rail, shipping and highway transportation corridors.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is May 30, 2014. Preference will be given to proposals that will create long term economic development and employment opportunities within the community. More information and a full copy of the RFP can be found online at

Satsop Business Park, a facility of the Port of Grays Harbor, is less than 2 hours southwest of Seattle and 2 hours north of Portland.  Located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Elma, Washington the 1,800 acre mixed-use business and industrial park is approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 Corridor. A part of the Grays Harbor Innovation Partnership Zone, it is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 600 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure, surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland.