Company hires new employees, expands distribution of packaging to serve growing demand for Pacific NW wine, beer, spirits and specialty products
Kalama, WA (April 5, 2016)—All American Containers LLC, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of glass, plastic and metal containers, continues to grow its distribution operations and hire new employees at Port of Kalama. AAC Pacific Coast, a division of All American Containers, moved into the 33,000 square foot Kalama facility in 2012 and continues to grow, adding locally-hired employees to its operations.
Continued growth of the wine, craft beer and spirits industry throughout the Pacific Northwest, makes Port of Kalama an ideal location for All American to serve its core customer base with bottles and packaging. All American also sees a regional uptick in demand for unique bottles for specialty products like olive oils, essential oils, all natural fruit juices and more
“We remain very attracted to the Port of Kalama and plan to continue our growth here—it’s the perfect location for our distribution logistics,” says Stephanie Ramczyk, Business Development Manager for All American Containers’ AAC Wine’s west coast operations. “The Port of Kalama is central to where we are distributing to our customers in Washington, Oregon and beyond. Access to all modes transportation here is huge, and the community is a terrific fit for us—the small, hometown feel suits us and much of our growth is still based on ‘word of mouth.’
All American launched operations in the Pacific Northwest after being awarded a distributorship with Kalama’s Bennu Glass, a robust wine bottle manufacturer that just sold to Owens Illinois, one of the nation’s largest glass container manufacturers. All American continues to distribute products for Owens Illinois, which sees a boom in demand for bottles for the regional wine and craft beer industries.
“Staff at the Port of Kalama truly care about making sure we are happy and successful as a company—they want to know how they can assist us and how they can make sure we have what we need to meet demand and growth,” says Ramczyk.
All American Containers, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of glass, plastic and metal containers, tubes and dispensers, and plastic and metal closures in the US. Their wine division carries a complete line of wine bottles, corks, and capsules in a wide selection of colors, shapes, styles, and sizes, with bicoastal warehouses servicing the entire United States.
All American Containers joins a growing number of industries and businesses who have found the Port of Kalama an ideal location to grow their businesses. The Port boasts a new Industrial Park and acres of shovel-ready land for manufacturing, technology, storage and many other uses. A 5-acre Marine Park stands out as a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Kalama is already banking on these features and more as it attracts new businesses to the amenity-rich industrial properties. Port officials cite several advantages for businesses like All American Containers to expand operations in Kalama including:
- No state, corporate or personal income taxes
- Collaborative, business-friendly environment
- Affordable/competitive rates
- Accessibility to all modes of transportation
- Quality buildings, land on river/rail/Interstate
- Quality of life, slow-paced, beautiful, quiet, hometown feel
- Proximity to international airport at PDX—just 30 minutes away
About Port of Kalama – Where rail and water meet:
The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5. The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities. Port of Kalama’s industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43′ federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River. The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. There are over 30 businesses located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 850 people. Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life. The port offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway all just a 30 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland. Properties currently available at the port for businesses wishing to expand and thrive: Visit http://portofkalama.com/available-properties/.