J.E. McAmis, a heavy-civil, marine, dredging and environmental contracting firm, recently acquired a new 122 acre West Coast Marine facility in Cowlitz County, Washington.
The property is located on the Mouth of the Old Cowlitz River at Columbia River mile 68. It is anticipated that J.E. McAmis will complete a full relocation of its Northwest field operations to the new facility by the 4th quarter of 2015.
Established in 1973, J.E. McAmis has performed work for public and private clients throughout the United States. Since 1985, the company has maintained continuous operations in the Pacific Northwest, and has played a vital role in both capital and maintenance dredging projects, critical environmental restoration projects, and maintenance and repair projects to a number of Columbia River basin dams, spillways and port facilities.
“We have been serving the Pacific Northwest out of Astoria, OR for more than 30 years. As our business has expanded over the past several years we have worked very hard at trying to secure a permanent home there. However, no agreement could be reached at the Port of Astoria, so we began the search for a new facility elsewhere,” said John E. McAmis, Founder and President of J.E. McAmis, Inc.
“Moving forward we are extremely excited to become a permanent part of the maritime community in Cowlitz County. Our new location provides us a much more centralized facility on the river which will not only serve our own business well, but also will serve the business of ports and private industry throughout the Columbia-Snake River Basin well,” added John E. McAmis.
While J.E. McAmis’ Pacific Northwest operations will remain heavily focused on supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the West Coast, throughout the Columbia-Snake River Basin and into Alaska, McAmis says that his firm is also “anxious to continue expansion of the company’s private market customer base on the Columbia River.”
Currently, J.E. McAmis is mobilizing to complete the Mouth of the Columbia River, North Jetty Critical Repairs Project, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Project serves as a kick-off to a $300 million + jetty rehabilitation program which J.E. McAmis has been preparing for over the past few years via the acquisition of new cranes, barges and support equipment.