Wood pellets, long-term jobs for Port ArthurWood pellets, long-term jobs for Port Arthurhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=81102013-02-26T13:53:00Z2013-02-26T00:00:00Z

PORT ARTHUR - By the end of summer 2013, 100 trucks will be delivering wooden pellets to the Port of Port Arthur every 24 hours as part of a 25-year contract with German Pellets to export the pellets to Europe, said Floyd Gaspard, executive port director.

German Pellets is the largest manufacturer of wooden pellets in Europe and recently started construction on a pellet production facility in Woodville, which is about 75 miles north of the port.

The company has also started construction on a storage and loading facility at the port. German Pellets should finish building the five, 85-foot tall pellet silos and accompanying enclosed conveyor belt by the end of the summer.

The contract with German Pellets has led to a series of construction jobs at the port and in Woodville.

Truck drivers, longshoremen, tugboat operators, shipping agents and silo and conveyor belt operators would all be needed for the pellet project. Over a six-month period anywhere from 25 to 50 full-time construction jobs would be filled at the port.

Read more at the Port Arthur News.

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