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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7133768?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:04:11 +0000 Port Panama City Begins Expansion Port Panama City Begins Expansion http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7133768?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WMBB thanks. a multi- million dollar project to expand port panama city is officially underway. the port authority purchased the industrial waterfront land from the westrock paper group last year. as news 13's caitlin lawrence tells us, it's a game changer for bay county. with the first concrete poured, turns a new chapter in bay county's history. <wayne stubbs, port panama city director "we're really redeveloping the port facilities for panama city 70, 80 years ago. we're starting today to redevelop those into the new east terminal." the panama city port authority held a ceremonial first pour tuesday for its expansion near the paper mill. elected and business leaders attended, taking part in a tradition of throwing coins into the construction site. wayne stubbs, port panama city director "well, we wanted everyone to be "invested" in our project, but seriously, i think that's the tradition of what a first pour is." rep. jay trumbull, district 6 "they threw a coin in for their family member or for their child or grandchild or whoever it may be because this is the future of bay county." this concrete will be the foundation for a 250- thousand square-foot warehouse that will hold wood products. the first phase also includes railroad and road infrastruc ture. rep. jay trumbull, district 6 "it's a really wonderful thing that the port is growing at the rate that it is. we've had more tonnage coming in year after year after year." wayne stubbs, port panama city director "we see this as an opportunity to really continue growing for decades to come." the expansion will double the working acreage of the port, accommodat ing more ships and businesses for generations. in bay county, caitlin lawrence, news 13.> the port authority will also be deepening the channel to accommodate larger ships through saint andrew bay. they have been working with lawmakers to secure federal funding




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