Roseburg company helps fund new Coos County Marine Patrol dock in Jordan Cove
NORTH BEND, Ore. -- Roseburg Forest Products, Coos County Sheriff Craig Zanni and representatives of local companies Tarheel Aluminum and West Coast Contractors will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the recently completed Coos County Marine Patrol dock near RFP's Jordan Cove property.
Company officials say the project began over a year ago when the Coos County Marine Patrol approached the forest products company about building moorage adjacent to its chip exporting facility in Jordan Cove to increase its visibility and response capability to lower Coos Bay.
"Roseburg leapt at the chance to assist local law enforcement's efforts to create a safe community," the company said in a news release.
RFP contributed approximately $40,000 to the project and over 200 hours in construction and coordination, including negotiating a 15-year lease with the Oregon Department of State Lands. The marine patrol will access the dock via RFP property. West Coast Contractors donated parts and labor. Kyle Cox of Tarheel Aluminum provided a discount on materials for the gangway.
"Roseburg is always looking for ways to contribute to our local communities," said Richard Dybevik, Operations Manager of Roseburg's North Bend chips facility. "The new dock allows the sheriff's marine patrol greater access and presence in lower Coos Bay, which is something they desperately needed."