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Sause Bros. announce Coos Bay expansion; says Port of Newport’s vote signals ‘closed for business’

“It’s a public port, but now a port of exclusivity to one industry … the fishing industry.”

Excerpts from The World:

Sause Bros. is expanding its business in Coos Bay.

Though this is good news for local economy, Sause Bros. is also motivated to expand its business in places like California and Washington state after […]


ILWU Local 53 and Teevin Bros. spearhead donation to homeless students

From left, Jerry Ashby, president of TPT US Limited; Yale Fogarty, ILWU Local 53 president; Eric Oien, general manager of Teevin Bros.; Katey Townsend, HELP coordinator; and Steve Cullen, manager with Jones Stevedoring Co.

A recent donation of $4,250 from a group of timber shipping enterprises is already providing emergency assistance to homeless students and […]


Log export proposal draws large crowd at Newport town hall meeting

A proposal to develop a multi-million-dollar log-exporting terminal at the Port of Newport continues to be one of the region’s most contentious issues, as revealed by the attendance and resulting dialogue at a public meeting held Tuesday night in Newport.

The plan to build a 15-acre paved log yard on port property has been delayed […]


Port of Newport moves ahead on log exports

From the Newport News Times:

The Teevin Bros. log-exporting yard on the Columbia River is shown in this aerial view. The Port of Newport is negotiating with Teevin Bros. to operate a log exporting facility at the International Terminal on the north side of Yaquina Bay. Eric Oien, Teevin’s general manager, said the project […]


Port of Newport looks ahead to range of port services when expansion complete

Port Manager Don Mann said that they are probing possibilities of a combination grant/loan from the Oregon Department of Business Development as well as a Oregon Connect Four grant award. Sum total is around $3.9 million to finish the terminal.

And when [the new dock] is finished, the port has a number of large […]


Port of Newport looks at exporting logs

As the Port of Newport nears completion of a nearly $20-million renovation of its International Terminal, two shipping companies are interested in using it as a log export hub.

Shawn Teevin, president of Teevin Brothers Land & Timber Co., told port commissioners Tuesday evening he expects a log exporting facility at the terminal to create […]