Project Team


The below list of serves as LEDG's project team for the Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Center (MWVIC) project. We believe they consist of the region's premier team of professional that provide comprehensive planning, surveying, permitting, economic analysis, container movement, design, rail, and construction engineering service. The following organization charts depict the firms involved in our project, followed by key personnel.

Project Sponsor

Linn Economic Development Group

Economic Team

ECONorthwest

Nichols Accounting

Operations Team

Northwest Container Services (NWCS)

Consultants

MainFreight USA

Weaver Seed of Oregon

Gary Neal

Lockhart Realty Services 

Engineering Team

Reece & Associates, Inc.

K&D Engineering, Inc.

RailPros Field Services

Fisher Construction Group

Project Sponsor 

Linn Economic Development Group (LEDG)
LEDG serves as the project sponsor. LEDG is an affiliate of Albany-Millersburg Economic Development Corporation (AMEDC), which is a 501(c)4 non-profit economic development organization. LEDG's Executive Board will oversee project development. LEDG has also retained professional staff experienced in industrial development, business recruitment, commercial and industrial financing, and more. | www.linneconomicdevelopmentgroup.com

Engineering Team 

Reece & Associates 
Reece & Associates is a civil engineering firm based in Albany, Oregon. The firm provides civil consulting, design services, land use planning and project management services to the municipal, commercial, and residential construction industry. These range from commercial site design to master planning and design of several mixed-use developments to the rehabilitation of aging streets, water, sanitary sewer, and storm lines. Spanning the past 35 years, R&A has developed a resume of projects in many communities including Waldport, Newport, Lincoln City, Salem, Grand Ronde, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Lebanon, and Sweet Home.  All of which reflects a dedication to quality service and client loyalty. | www.r-aengineering.com

K&D Engineering 
K & D Engineering, Inc., is a consulting, civil engineering, surveying, construction management, and land planning firm that performs work in the areas of municipal and private engineering, property boundary surveying, construction management/ contract administration and inspection, and land planning. K & D Engineering, Inc., provides street, sanitary, water, storm water, and structural engineering services for clients who are involved in the development and improvement of property and existing facilities. These services have been provided in a wide range of professional capacities from providing specific personnel for a scheduled contract time; performing engineering and surveying services only; providing a complete array of project planning, surveying, design, and construction management; to the cooperative blending of our staff with the client's staff to jointly complete a project. The professional staff has extensive education, technical training, and numerous years of experience in planning, surveying, designing, and constructing public works and private projects throughout Oregon. |www.kdeng.com

 

 


RailPros Field Services
RailPros was founded in 2000 to provide a suite of transportation consulting services, specializing in rail engineering, design, and management. From concept through operation, characterized by technical excellence and outstanding services, RailPros’ projects create long-term value for their clients. Their technical expertise, staff, and qualifications have flexible, non-bureaucratic policies and methodologies, meaning RailPros’ Senior Project Managers are able to work directly with clients and have decision making authority. The RailPros array of services includes design, engineering, planning, project and program management, construction management, and specialty services. By guiding numerous projects through conception into operation, their portfolio has grown to include impressive public agencies such as the San Diego Association of Governments, Orange County Transportation Authority, Los Angeles County Metro, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, Riverside County Transportation Commission, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, Port of Long Beach, Bay Area Rapid Transit, and Caltrans. | www.railpros.com

Fisher Construction Group
Fisher Construction Group, formerly Fisher & Sons, designs and builds commercial and industrial projects throughout the US. Fisher offers a unique construction solution through its design/build method. By teaming in-house architects with project managers, Fisher creates a seamless solution to the building process which saves time and money. Services include general contractor work for commercial and industrial facilities, specifically cold storage warehousing, food processing plants, retail and professional buildings, pre-engineered metal buildings, and tenant improvements. Relative regional projects Fisher Construction has completed include the Railex facility in Wallua, Port of Morrow Warehouse, Lamb Weston expansion in Boardman, SnoTemp in Eugene, and Americold in Tacoma. The company employs over 200 people and in 2010 received the Northwest Construction Magazine's Best Industrial Project Award, and in 2011 the ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Industrial Project Award. | www.fishercgi.com

Economic Team

ECONorthwest 
ECONorthwest is the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most respected economic consulting firm. They provide independent, insightful, and relevant analyses that strengthen policy and investment decisions. Since 1974, ECONorthwest has served a diverse range of public and private-sector clients across the United States: business management and labor unions; conservationists and energy companies; public planning departments and private developers; litigation plaintiffs and defendants. Their studies are conducted by staff vetted for strong economic, financial, and policy evaluative skills. The firm uses the best analytic methods available, and our products are clear and concise. | www.econw.com


 

 


Nichols Accounting 
As a 501(c)4 non-profit, LEDG believes it is critically important to have accurate record keeping. LEDG will utilize the services of Nichols Accounting as their CPA firm. The services provided will include an annual audit of records. Nichols Accounting will perform an annual audit of the records to partners and the public assurance of fiscal accuracy.  | www.nicholsaccounting.com

 

Operations Team

Northwest Container Services (NWCS)
In 1986, NWCS joined forces with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to offer our joint customers an efficient and dependable overnight train service, the "Daily Direct." Since its inception, Daily Direct service has grown from the original three days per week to the current six-day weekly schedule between Portland, Tacoma and Seattle terminals. The success of this unique service is due in part to the close relationship the NWCS team maintains with UPRR personnel, resulting in the best on-time record of any short-haul train service in the nation.  NWCS currently locations include Portland, Boardman, Seattle, and Tacoma. | www.nwcontainer.com

 


Consulting Team

 

Gary Neal, Industrial/Business Development Consultant
Mr. Neal has an extensive history and impressive professional resume of developing regional economic and industrial lands. He was the manager of the Port of Clarkston from 1984 to March 1989 and was also a Port of Clarkston Commissioner from 1981 to 1984. From 1975 through 1984, Neal worked with his father in the construction development business in the Lewiston-Clarkston valley. He began his career at the Port of Morrow in March 1989 and has developed the port to what it is today, Oregon's second largest port. Gary was named Economic Development Leader of the Year in 2000. He is currently on the board of the Bank of Eastern Oregon, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, Oregon Ports Group, Northeast Oregon Water Association, and more.

 

 


Weaver Seed of Oregon
Weaver Seed of Oregon is premier Oregon company that is an active export of commodities from the Mid-Willamette Valley to international markets. Weaver Seed of Oregon provides a wide variety of seed stock for Cover Crops and Forages. They also contract for the production of Oats, Triticale, Peas, Brassica vegetables, and others. | www.weaverseed.com

 


Main Freight USA
Main Freight is a global logistics provider, Mainfreight offers managed warehousing and international and domestic freight forwarding.  With team and branches across Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand and the United States Mainfreight continues to expand its global footprint. Mainfreight began its operations in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1978, soon growing into New Zealand’s most extensive freight network.  A shift in focus, in 1984, saw the opening of the first Mainfreight International branch. Investment in Australian operations began in 1989 driven by a desire to treat New Zealand and Australia as a single market.  Mainfreight’s presence in Australia continued to expand through both acquisition and branch proliferation across strategic locations. Mainfreight became global in 1999 with the acquisition of businesses in both Asia and the United States.  Full ownership of our Asian operations was completed in 2007 and today Mainfreight has several branches operating out of China, and expansion further continued in America with the purchase of Target Logistics Services in 2007.  Mainfreight USA offers extensive services across the supply chain. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe. | www.mainfreight.com

 

Lockhart Realty Advisors 
Lockhart Realty Advisors provide property due to diligence services, management services for investor and financial institutions, evaluations, partnership workouts, and more. The Lockhart Realty Advisors Group has the experience and the talent to obtain the potential out of any complex Partnership transaction. Lockhart has been successful in commercial real estate charitable contributions, hotel investments, and more. | www.lockra.com

 
 
 
 
 

Linn Economic Development Group

Greg Smith, Project Manager

541-337-0000

ledgprojectmanager@gmail.com

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