Longtime Everett Insider Jim Langus to Manage Kimberly-Clark Property Study

October 18, 2013

Everett, Everett Government

Kimberly-Clark Everett plant

Jim Langus will oversee the due diligence efforts of Saltchuk in buying the K-C site.

The people who want to bring FOSS Maritime operations to Everett have hired Jim Langus to oversee their due diligence efforts in researching the Kimberly-Clark site. Here’s the announcement released today by Emily Reiter from Saltchuk:

Jim Langus has been named Project Leader for Saltchuk’s due diligence efforts as the company evaluates the Kimberly-Clark property in Everett for purchase.

“We are fortunate to have Jim’s leadership and organizational skills working with our team and the stakeholders in Everett during this review process,” said Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of Saltchuk. “His experience lends itself perfectly to the role of maintaining important schedules while working with experts and our professional staff to help us evaluate this property for purchase.”

Langus’ background includes management as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Snohomish County PUD. Prior to that, he served as the executive for the City of Everett, responsible for managing much of the day-to-day operations for the city. Langus is known for his dedication to Everett, and his leadership and tireless energy working on key issues.

The purchase agreement signed with Kimberly-Clark in early October includes a four-month feasibility period providing Saltchuk time to gather and assess information on a number of significant and complex matters involving the 66-acre former mill site.

“My work during this period will include overseeing aspects of the feasibility process to meet Saltchuk’s timelines,” said Jim Langus. “They have hired reputable consultants to study and prepare information, including upland and waterway matters. We must have this information organized and available for the company to make a well-informed decision regarding the potential acquisition.”

In the coming months Saltchuk will evaluate a potential site plan and work with local, state and federal officials to determine the permits required to develop the property in a way that meets the company’s needs. Environmental clean up continues on the property as Kimberly-Clark works with the Department of Ecology to determine final remediation plans for the site.

About Saltchuk:
Saltchuk is a family owned, diversified transportation and petroleum distribution company headquartered in Seattle, Wash. The company is organized in five different operating groups, each focused on providing a specific set of industrial services: shipping and logistics, petroleum distribution, air cargo, trucking and marine services. Driven by a commitment to its employees, communities and the environment, Saltchuk puts safety first in its efforts to deliver the most reliable service in the market.

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