Car company expects to fill 30 to 50 positions at facility in Portland suburb.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Suburu announced Wednesday it will be relocating a distribution facility from Japan to a new industrial development in Gresham.
The car company expects to fill 30 to 50 positions at facility in Portland suburb, the Portland Business Journal reports.
Subaru’s site at the new Gresham Vista Business Park could also be expanded to 836,000 square feet, according to the Port of Portland. It will serve a network of other facilities, including Subaru’s 413,900-square-foot Rivergate Industrial District site.
Bill Wyatt, the executive director for the Port of Portland said in a news release: “This successful business investment is a direct result of the close partnership between the City, Port and the private sector, and the region’s industrial site readiness efforts.”
The facility is expected to be working by October of next year.
“This is a very important win for Gresham, and a great win for the entire state and region,” said Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis. “We have worked tremendously hard for years to improve Gresham’s competitiveness, and Subaru’s decision validates our efforts and aggressiveness in this arena.”