Port Tenants

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Western Walla Walla County


Burbank Industrial Park (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)


The Scoular Company 

Randy Schmidt, Manager
6 Southwest Centerpointe Drive
Suite 340
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
(503) 639-9310

Description: A 120-year old company with more than $6 billion in sales, The Scoular Company operates 90 independent business units that provide diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe. In 2013, Scoular ranked 54th on the Forbes list of America's Largest Private Companies.


Northwest Grain Growers

Chris Peha, General Manager
850 N. 4th
P.O. Box 310
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-6510

Description: Northwest Grain Growers works with farmers and farm-related businesses to streamline their operations and reduce their costs.


Harris Rebar Columbia Basin, Inc.

Scott Spalding, Manager
P.O. Box 575
Burbank, WA 99323

Description: Harris rebar is North America's leading fabricator, installer, and distributer of concrete reinforcing steel and related products.


Frontier Rail Corporation Frontier Rail

Paul Didelius
337 Grain Terminal Rd
Burbank, WA 99323
(509) 540-9499

Description: Since 2006, with a broad group of rail industry managers, Frontier Rail has established new ways of delivering cost-effective railcar "first-mile and final-mile" solutions, for rail customers and carriers alike.


Frontier Transportation

Mark Jordan, Owner
381 Second Ave
3415 N. Capital Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-0734

Description: Based out of the Tri Cities, Frontier Transport has been providing Walla Walla County and Benton County with general trucking and transportation since 2012.


Westway Feed Products

Darrin Lilly, Assistant Manager
P.O. Box 519
Burbank, WA 99323

Description: Westway produces animal feeds including free-choice liquid supplements, feed mill liquids, supplement blocks and dried molasses for beef, dairy, horses and other livestock.


Schnitzer Steel

Jim Austin, Facilities and Operations Supervisor
626 Grain Terminal Rd
PO Box 545
Burbank, WA 99323
(509) 544-7825
*Property owned by Schnitzer Steel* 

Description: Founded in 1906, Schnitzer Steel is a global leader in the metals recycling industry. They process and recycle raw scrap metal and provide processed scrap metal to mills and foundries around the world.


Burbank Water System: (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)Burbank Water Treatment System

  • Columbia View Neighborhood
  • Columbia High School, Middle School & Grade School
  • Schnitzer Steel
  • The Scoular Company
  • Westway Feed Products
  • Frontier Rail
  • Frontier Transportation, Inc.


Dodd Road Business Park (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Railex Produce Distribution Facility

Tory Brown, General Manager
627 Railex Road
Burbank, WA 99323
(509) 546-7642

Description: Railex LLC is a refrigerated rail service in partnership with the Union Pacific Railroad and CSX that transports fruits, vegetables and other temperature sensitive cargo to California, New York, Illinois, and Florida.


Railex Wine Warehouse

Ken Aker, General Manager
651 Railex Road
Burbank, WA 99323
(509) 412-1304

Description: Railex LLC's Wine Warehouse is a refrigerated rail service in partnership with the Union Pacific Railroad and CSX that specializes in transporting northwest wines to California, New York, Illinois, and Florida. The primary tenant is Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which produces about 65% of the wine in Washington State.


Boise White Paper

Ken Arnold, Environmental Engineer
PO Box 500
Wallula, WA 99363
(509) 546-3431

Description: Boise White Paper leases land from the Port of Walla Walla which is used as a composting facility for the paper mill located two miles south.


American Fiber Products

Bruce Curet, Owner
113 Delmas St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 386-1682

Description: American Fiber Products offers a full line of soil amendments, compost products, oil absorption products, animal breeding, filter media, and insulation products. They work with some of the largest American made businesses in the country and are constantly developing value-added products from industry waste streams, offering better solutions for the environment and their customers. 


Midlands Carrier (Coming Soon)


Description: Midlands Carrier Transicold offers a complete range of the industry's leading direct-drive and diesel-drive truck units as well as the most advanced trailer refrigeration systems and auxiliary power systems available today. Their systems are made in the USA and are engineered to deliver unmatched capacity and fuel efficiency, industry leading pulldown, and precise temperature control.


Dodd/Wallula Water System: (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)
 Water System

  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Burbank Products, LLC
  • Railex Produce Distribution Facility
  • Railex Wine Warehouse
  • American Fiber Products
  • Midlands Carrier


Wallula Gap Business Park (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Granite Farms, LLC

Brad Smith, Member
3866 Hanson Loop Rd.
Burbank, WA 99323

Description: Granite Farms is a local farm leasing land from the Port until it is needed for further economic development.


Wallula Shipping Terminal (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Northwest Grain Growers

Chris Peha, General Manager
850 N. 4th
P.O. Box 310
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-6510

Description: Northwest Grain Growers distributes grain across the country from the Wallula Shipping Terminal.

City of Walla Walla | College Place Area


2nd Avenue Parking Lot (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Interm use as a parking lot to support downtown business and commerce.


Airport Business Park

For more information on the Airport Business Park, please visit http://www.wallawallaairport.com/airport-information/airport-tenants


Avery Industrial Park (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Crown Paper

Doug Hamilton
President of Sales
100 Avery Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 529-4561

Description: Crown Paper and Janitorial Supply was founded in 2000 when industry veterans Doug Hamilton (Crown president) and Mike Nelson, owner of the Walter E Nelson Company, purchased Crown Chemical and changed the focus to paper and janitorial products. The company now has branches in Klamath Falls, North Bend, Seattle, Bend, Spokane, Astoria, Eugene and Walla Walla and employs over 400 people. The Walter E. Nelson Company has the finest products, services, facilities, and above all, the best people to serve your janitorial, paper, chemical and packaging supply needs.


Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Swire)

155 Avery St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 529-0753

Description: Bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products whose franchise territory covers Washington, Arizona, California, and Nebraska.


Key Technology

Jack Ehren
150 Avery St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 529-2161

Description: Key products are at work today on 6 continents—with equipment that prepares raw foods for further processing; optical sorters that remove defective product and foreign material; and vibratory conveyors that safely transport goods.  All Key Technology products and services are designed to enhance quality, increase yield, and reduce cost.


Walla Walla Foundry

Dave Anderson
Director of Operations
405 Woodland Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 522-2114

Description: The Walla Walla Foundry, which has over 100 employees, produces contemporary fine art in bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, and mild steel, wood, as well as a variety of composite materials, for internationally known artists.


Northwest Collison

Paul Rasmussen
1390 W Poplar St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 529-9638

Description: Northwest Collision Inc. offers windshield repair and replacement for foreign and domestic automobiles, as well as body and frame repair services.


Cliffstar Property (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Cott CorporationCliffstar Building

Shannon McFall, Plant Manager
1164 Dell Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Description: Cott is one of the world's largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. Cott produces multiple types of beverages in a variety of packaging formats and sizes, including carbonated soft drinks, 100% shelf stable juice and juice-based products, clear, still and sparkling flavored waters, energy products, new age beverages, and ready-to-drink teas, as well as alcoholic beverages for brand owners.



Crown Property (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Artifex Wine Company

Ariane Rizzo, General Manager
1102 Dell Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525 2469 


Description: Artifex Wine Company provides world-class winemaking services to clients producing premium wines in the heart of Washington wine country. They offer a centrally-located facility, excellent equipment, and a specialized staff to nurture their customer's wines.


Matthews International Corp

Dan Sahli, Director of Distribution, Matthews Casket Division, Northwest Region
(253) 272-4203

Description: The Funeral Home Products segment of Matthews International is a leading manufacturer and distributor of caskets and other funeral home products in North America, producing a wide variety of wood, metal and cremation caskets.


Precept Brands, LLC

Jacob Mooney, Warehouse and Logistics Manager
10518 West Highway 12
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 522-1263

Description: Precept Wine is one of the fastest-growing wine companies in the Pacific Northwest. They offer some of the best quality-to-price wines of any producer in America, with critical acclaim to match. Comprised of a combination of owned vineyards, estates and passionate employees, Precept is uniquely poised as an industry leader and a trusted partner.


Dell Avenue Shop Site (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

East Automation, LLC

John Reinkens, Owner
1304 Modoc Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 526-3837

Description: East Automation provides programming and consulting for agricultural, industrial, and municipal control systems.


Sniper Lures

Dan Johnson, Owner
(425) 260-2704

Description: Manufacturing of high quality, custom hand-poured plastic lures.


David Gloor

P.O. Box 24
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 382-4069

Description: David is a local resident who specializes in woodworking.

Farris Engraving

Paul Good
Dell Ave. Small Shops – Unit E

Isaacs Business Park (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Odom Corporation

Randy Halter
Chief Financial Officer
10500 NE 8th St., Suite 2000 
Bellevue, WA 98004

Local Contact:
Jack Cosgrove, Manager
3301 E. Isaacs Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Description: Odom Corporation is a premier beverage distributor of wholesale beverages in the Northwest, representing many suppliers including MillerCoors, Coca-Cola, and Rockstar.


Nelson Irrigation

848 Airport Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362-2271

Description: Recognized as a world leader in quality and innovation, Nelson Irrigation focuses on providing exceptional products – including Sprinklers, Control Valves, and Pressure Regulators – for agricultural and industrial applications.


Royse Hydroseeding & Excavation

1644 Plaza Way #413
Walla Walla, WA  99362

Description: Royse Hydroseeding & Excavating proudly serves the Walla Walla and surrounding communities providing quality work for commercial and residential customers alike, offering hydroseeding, environmental excavating, streambank reclamation as well as erosion and dust control.


Unibest International

Mark Riess, CEO
3301 E. Isaacs Ave.
Walla Walla, WA  99362

Description: For the last eighteen years UNIBEST has been providing farmers, agribusiness, environmental managers, and home garden consumers with monitoring products and data that are suited for their own unique application – whether that be to optimize crop management, understand environmental contamination, or grow a healthier backyard plant.


Martin Property (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Martin Sports, Inc

3134 Heritage Rd.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 529-2554

Description: Founded in 1951 by Gail & Eva Martin, Martin Archery is one of the most experienced bow manufacturers in the industry. With countless innovations and patents over the years, Martin Archery has played a major role in the evolution of compound bow design, providing high performance archery equipment at a great price.


Melrose Industrial Park (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

W-4 Construction

Betty Walker
3155 E. Melrose St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Description: Log storage, chipping, grinding and processing of landscaping/decorative bark.



Waitsburg Business Park (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Harry Johnson Plumbing and Excavation, Inc.

605 Foster Rd.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-7203

Description: Family-owned and operated since 1948, Harry Johnson Plumbing & Excavation is a full-service design/build company with a wide range of experience in every phase of their trade. Whether private or public contracts, clients receive the benefit of our knowledge and skill. Bridges, roads, waterways, demolition, disposal and more.
*Currently leasing property in Waitsburg Business Park, but no building constructed yet*


Northern Walla Walla County


Sheffler Site (Aerial Photo) (Google Maps)

Northwest Grain Growers

Chris Peha, General Manager
850 N. 4th
P.O. Box 310
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-6510

Description: Northwest Grain Growers works with farmers and farm-related businesses to streamline their operations and reduce their costs.

History of Progress

Interesting Note of History History of Leadership & Public Service


In 1952 voters of Walla Walla County overwhelmingly approved establishing the Port of Walla Walla whose boundaries encompass the entire county. By a 7 to 1 margin, voters favored formation of the public port district, which has broad authority under Washington state law to foster economic development. Besides approving formation of the port district, voters elected the Port's first three commissioners - William D. Ray, a Walla Walla farm implement dealer; William E. Vollmer, a wheat rancher and mayor of Waitsburg, and William E. Falconer, also a wheat rancher.
William D. Ray
William E. Vollmer
William E. Falconer


Formation of the public port district as the county's prime economic development entity culminated an effort initiated in 1938 by the Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce, the Grange and the Walla Walla Farm Bureau. The impetus for establishing the port district in 1952 was the 1954 completion of McNary Dam and its pool, which brought navigable waters to western Walla Walla County. As a result, the Port initially focused on developing industrial sites and facilities on the Columbia and Snake rivers.
Port and River Grain Terminal, Inc. sign lease in 1958 to develop an 800,000-bushel grain elevator at Burbank.


The Port broadened its focus with the development of industrial parks and buildings in and around the City of Walla Walla during the 1970's and 1980's. Projects included building manufacturing facilities for Nelson Irrigation Corporation and constructing Key Technology, Inc.'s corporate headquarters at a cost of $8.8 million.
Key Technology, Inc.
Ground Breaking
Left to Right
B. Loyal Smith, Mayor, City of Walla Walla
Harold Frank, Chairman of the Board, Key Technology, Inc.
Wes Colley, Port of Walla Walla Commissioner
Tom Madsen, CEO, Key Technology, Inc.
Key Technology, Inc.
Ground Breaking
Left to Right
Bud Prince, Chairman, Team Walla Walla
B. Loyal Smith, Mayor, City of Walla Walla
Senator Jeannette Hayner
Tom Madsen, CEO, Key Technology, Inc


In 1989 the Port acquired ownership of the Walla Walla Regional Airport (2,200 acre complex) from the City and County of Walla Walla. Under the Port's leadership the airport industrial park has been revitalized and a new airport terminal building was constructed in 2000 at a cost of $10.5 million.
Walla Walla Regional Airport
Passenger Terminal Facility Dedication
December 2000
Left to Right
Larry Adams, Walla Walla Regional Airport Manager
Fred Bennett, Port of Walla Walla Commissioner
Scott Gruber, Congressman Nethercutt's office
Carol Key, Federal Aviation Administration
Ken Jantz, Port of Walla Walla Commissioner
Jeff Pinneo, Horizon Air
Larry Schwartz, Lydig Construction
Dutch Hayner, Past City/County Airport Board Member
Paul Coppock, The DOH Associates
Paul Schneidmiller, Port of Walla Walla Commissioner
Jim Kuntz, Executive Director, Port of Walla Walla


Four-Laning of U.S. Highway 12
June 30, 2003
Celebration of Progress of US 12


and Celebration of Progress
Four-Laning of U.S. Highway 12 
October 26, 2006
Wallula, Washington
Railex Dedication


Ken Jantz Retires
After 24 years of service on the Port Commission Board, Ken Jantz retires, leaving a legacy of service, leadership and progress.
 ken jantz retires
Incoming District 2 commissioner Mike Fredrickson (Left) with outgoing District 2 commissioner Ken Jantz (Right).


November 2006
Port of Walla Walla receives the Governor's Best Practices in Economic Development award for the Railex Project at the Governor's Economic Development Conference in Vancouver, WA
Railex Governor Award
Left to Right
Paul Schneidmiller, Port Commissioner
Juli Wilkerson, Director of WA State Dept. of Community, Trade and Economic Development
Dr. Fred Bennett, Port Commissioner


Port Receives Port of the Year Award
December 2006
Port of Walla Walla is named "Port of the Year" by the Washington Public Ports Association.
Picture1Left to Right
Fred Bennett, Port Commissioner
Paul Schneidmiller, Port Commissioner
Mike Fredrickson, Port Commissioner


December 2006
Left to Right
Paul Gerola, Economic Development Director, Port of Walla Walla
Devin Stinger, Adamant Cellars
Mike Fredrickson, Port Commissioner
Jim Kuntz, Executive Director, Port of Walla Walla
Paul Schneidmiller, Port Commissioner
Representative Maureen Walsh
Frank Chopp, Speaker
Dr. Fred Bennett, Port Commissioner
Representative Bill Grant


Governor Gregoire
Dedication of Walla Walla Regional Airport
Wine Incubator Project
May 17, 2007
Dedication of Wine Incubator Project


Celebration of Progress
Four Laning of US Highway 12 (Phase 3 Complete)
October 18, 2007
Wallula, Washington


Burbank Water System Completed 
The Burbank Water System supplies the Burbank Business Park and the Burbank community with clean drinking water.
 Burbank Water System thm


Dr. Fred Bennett Retires
After 24 years of service on the Port Commission Board, Dr. Fred Bennet retires, leaving a legacy of service, leadership and progress.
 Bennett thm


Port Receives "Going Above and Beyond" Award from Washington State Department of Health for the Burbank Water System
 Burbank Water System Award thm


Celebration of Progress
Four Laning of US Highway 12 (Phase 6 Complete)
July 20, 2010
Wallula, Washington
 Hwy 12 Phase 6 thm


Port Continues Leadership Role in Washington State Penitentiary Taskforce
During the 2010 legislative session, $6.8 million was secured for pre-design efforts for the kitchen, close custody and medium security expansion.


Columbia REA Purchases Melrose Business Park Buildings

columbia rea thm

Columbia REA Purchases Port's Melrose manufacturing building, office building, quonset hut and 10.16 acres for $5,330,416


Burbank Interchange Dedication
June 11, 2012
 burbank interchange dedication


Railex Wine Services Distribution Groundbreaking
August 5, 2012

railex groundbreaking 2 thm 

railex groundbreaking 3 thm
Governor Christine Gregoire speaks at the Railex Wine Services groundbreaking.


Railex Wine Services Distribution Center Completed
 railex wine thm


Today, the Port is one of the most active economic development organizations in the state. This can be attributed to the progressive and forward thinking citizens who created the Port in 1952, and to community leaders who have supported the Port's continued growth through the years.
Click here to learn more about the Port's accomplishments.


Interesting Note of History

When communities elsewhere in Eastern Washington as well as in Idaho were proposing to establish public port districts in 1958, representatives of those communities paraded to the Port of Walla Walla. The Port, then only six years old, already was experiencing a great deal of success in attracting industry to the county. So, port-formation advocates and newspaper representatives came to Walla Walla to see for themselves why the Port here was so successful and how a port should function. At the time, voters were being asked to establish port districts in Chelan, Douglas and Asotin counties in Washington and Nez Perce County in Idaho. The Port of Walla Walla apparently was an inspiring example. Voters in all four counties subsequently authorized establishing public port districts.

History of Leadership & Public Service

Port of Walla Walla Commissioners
Commissioner District #1
Name Term

Kip Kelly


Peter Swant


Paul Schneidmiller thm
Paul H. Schneidmiller

June 2000-2013

Wes Colley thm
Wes Colley

1985-May 2000

Larry Pepin thm
Larry Pepin


W.D. Ray thm
William D. Ray

Commissioner District #2
Name Term

Michael Fredrickson


Ken Jantz thmKenneth N. Jantz


Morris Ganguet thm
Morris Ganguet


Benjamin B. Flathers thm
Benjamin B. Flathers


William E. Vollmer thm
William E. Vollmer

Commissioner District #3
Name Term

RDunningRonald W. Dunning

2010 - Present

Fred Bennett thm
Fred R. Bennett


Robert J. Petersen thm
Robert J. Petersen


Fred Bennett thm
Fred R. Bennett


Charles T. Nunn thm
Charles T. Nunn


C.W. Martin JR. thm
C.W. Martin, Jr.


Henry Garbe thm
Henry Garbe


Earl R. Lovell thm
Earl R. Lovell


William E. Falconer thm
William E. Falconer



Port of Walla Walla Managers
Name/Title Employment
Patrick H. Reay, Executive Director 2016-Present
James M. Kuntz, Executive Director 1990-2016
Roy Nishi, Port Manager 1983-1990
James H. Beddow, Port Manager 1970-1983
Richard M. White, Port Manager 1966-1970
William J. Reid, Port Manager 1961-1965
Elva Bair, Office Manager 1959-1961
Howard D. Besire, Development Operations Director 1956-1959