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By Ken Graham
The Times 

Construction Begins on Columbia Pulp Plant

Equity and bond financing closed last week after nearly four years in the works


August 17, 2017

Photo courtesy of Pacific Civil and Infrastructure

Excavation crews began work on the new Columbia Pulp plant west of Starbuck on Monday morning.

DAYTON – Excavation began in earnest this week at the site of Columbia Pulp's new straw pulp plant, about five miles west of Starbuck.

Crews from Pacific Civil and Infrastructure, the general contractor for the new plant, moved equipment onto the site on Monday and began moving dirt.

Nearly four years after Columbia Pulp first announced plans for its new plant, funding finally closed on Aug. 9, on both the equity and bond financing for the project.

The Washington Economic Development Finance Authority provided an offering of $133,600,000 in tax exempt bonds for the project. These bonds we...

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