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Private companies use Satsop tunnel training facility

December 3, 2012

14 workers from James W. Fowler Co., a heavy civil and tunneling contractor based in Dallas, Oregon are some of the latest to use the new tunnel training center at Satsop Business Park.

Already used for successful training exercises by the Seattle Fire Department, James W. Fowler Co. was the first private business to use the new tunnel training complex.

There, three 12-foot diameter underground pipes that were constructed as part of the never-completed nuclear power project have ingeniously been transformed into a place where everyone from professional firefighters to military personnel to private construction companies to workforce training programs can safely conduct various tunnel training exercises.

Tami Garrow, the CEO of Satsop Business Park, said she is thrilled to see that private companies have discovered the tunnel training center.

“Part of our mission statement is to use Satsop Business Park to create jobs and new investments for the region and being a go-to location for in-house training is the perfect thing,” Garrow said. “Besides, once people are here to train they can see what other amenities are here and what a great place this is to locate a business.”

More information on Satsop Business Park can be found at http://www.Satsop.com

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