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Business and development tidbits for July 5

Thursday, July 11, 2019

** May was a busy month for the Clatsop County Planning Department, with Building Codes issuing 250 permits and completing 486 inspections. This represents a 70 percent increase in the number of permits issued over May 2018 and a 28 percent increase in the number of completed inspections.

** County staff has been meeting with architects, designers, engineers, and security electronics consultants to set a timeline for construction of the new jail in Warrenton.

The former Oregon Youth Authority facility is being converted to house inmates.

In addition, a contract was signed with KPFF Consulting Engineers for design and project management of Bugle Road, which will run between the sheriff’s office and the county animal shelter in the North Coast Business Park.

** Englund Marine & Industrial Supply celebrates its 75th year in business on Friday, July 19.

Each of their seven retail stores, including the Warrenton Raft Shop, will hold a thank-you event to celebrate the milestone with drawings, give-aways, and special deals on clothing, boots and rain gear.

Englund Marine was founded on July 22, 1944, by Axel and Freda Englund in a small store at the foot of 15th Street in Astoria.

It continues today as a family-run business. Axel’s son, Jon Englund, is the current chief executive. The company also operates a life-raft certification and re-pack station in Warrenton, as well as three wholesale warehouses in Oregon, Arizona and Montana.

Englund Marine prides itself in being the go-to store in their communities for boating, outdoor clothing and industrial products. The company has products for commercial and recreational fishermen, professional tradesmen, and weekend warriors.

They also have full-service rigging shops for fabrication, splicing, custom rigging and hydraulics in two of the seven store locations.

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