Three new businesses move into Port of Grandview business park

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About 37 acres left for development in Byam Business Park

A construction company, diesel mechanic shop and a bulk food-grade tanker transportation business have bought property and plan to set up shop in the Port of Grandview’s Byam Business Park.

Bestebreur Bros. Construction, Fast Mobile Service and Indian River Transport each have bought port property and are getting ready to start or have begun building at the business park on Colleen’s Way off Stover Road in Grandview.

“Having three new major businesses under construction at one time is a major step in the Port of Grandview’s efforts to bring new business and jobs to the district,” said port Commissioner Jim Sewell.

The port acquired the 70-acre Byam Business Park in 1997. About 37 acres are left for development. Sewell said the property has infrastructure in place and environmental reviews completed.

“It saves a great deal of time because (businesses) don’t have to do the (State Environmental Policy Act) report; it’s already done; the studies on wetlands, endangered species, done. It speeds up the process dramatically. More important is there’s no uncertainty. … It’s shovel-ready,” Sewell said, adding that all a business owner has to do is submit a building plan to the city.

Bestebreur Bros. Construction of Sunnyside bought three acres from the port for $130,371 on the west end of the business park.

The company has been in business since 1958 and works throughout southeastern Washington on projects ranging from commercial construction to civil and industrial projects. It plans to build a new shop and office and relocate its home office to Grandview. It is planning to move into the new building by Thanksgiving.

Glenn Bestebreur of Bestebreur Bros. Construction said he looked at property throughout the Yakima Valley and found the port 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,” he said. “It’s ready to build on.”

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Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord has more than 21 years of journalism experience and has been editor of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times since July 2016. She spent more than 17 years at the Tri-City Herald and also worked at weekly newspapers in Prosser, Grandview and Yelm. She’s a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ William O. Douglas chapter and a board member of Warrior Sisterhood, a Tri-Cities Cancer Center support group. She and her husband have two young daughters and they live in West Richland.

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