Concern Over Building Collapse At Former Door Plant Shuts W. Marine View Drive

May 10, 2020

Everett, Everett Economy


You can see where the roof collapsed in the corner.

A closer look.


Everett Fire brought in their special operations equipment in case the building does collapse.

This is one of several buildings running along West Marine View Drive that date back to Nord Door at that location more than 70 years ago.

One of the buildings that for decades housed Nord Door and later Jeld Wen Doors at 300 West Marine View Drive on the Everett Waterfront started to collapse Sunday night. It is part of more than 200,000 square feet of warehouse at that location

Everett Fire crews were called after a security guard on site observed a roof collapse and the building begin to separate at the northeast corner of the property just south of the Alverson bridge.

Everett Police have completely closed West Marine View Drive over concerns if the building does collapse it could fall across the roadway and also bring down active power lines that run along the building.

City of Everett officials, building owners and Everett Fire officials are all in contact to determine the best plan of action to take to shore up the building and prevent a collapse.

In the meantime those headed to the Port of Everett, the Marina and boat launch or Naval Station Everett from the north will have to use an alternate route.

Here are a few photos of the building and response by Everett Fire Sunday evening. Click photo to enlarge.

Nord Door was founded in Everett in the 1920s and moved to the Everett waterfront where by the mid 1960s the company was the largest manufacturer of wood paneled doors in the world.

Jeld Wen bought the company from the Nord family in 1986 and closed the plant in 2005.

Cadman operates a sand and gravel operation on six acres on the water side of the property.

There are multiple tenants on the property with various short term leases.

The entire 40 acre parcel is currently on the market with an asking price of $25 million dollars.

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