Port of Chelan County celebrates new business expansion to Wenatchee Valley

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WENATCHEE- It was a day to celebrate new jobs coming to Wenatchee at a special meeting of the Chelan County Port District today with the announcement of a new business expanding to this area.

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Mt Vernon-based Louws Truss is expanding its manufacturing facilities to Cashmere where the company is buying a four-acre parcel of land from the Port-owned Cashmere Mill Site property.



Company President, John Louws says they plan to start construction as soon as the property sale closes . . .

Today’s announcement was one of two big developments in the Port’s ongoing efforts to recruit new business to the area. The other big story is the decision by a diamond manufacturing company to locate its operations to the Wenatchee Valley.

San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry uses a state-of-the-art technology to “grow’ diamonds under extreme heat and pressure.

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The company will be located in a 56-thousand square foot building the company is leasing from Stemilt Growers on property that was damaged in the Sleepy Hollow Fire.



Steve Hair talked to the Commissioners about the new business growth . .

Additional details of the two companies’ plans will be shared at a Port-hosted breakfast meeting Wednesday morning at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

Port officials will also use tomorrows event to announce the successful effort to add a non-stop flight from Pangborn airport to San Francisco.