Farwest Steel Corporation is a leading processor, fabricator and distributor of carbon steel products in the Western United States. As a critical step in its continued growth, the company was looking to increase its steel fabrication services and consolidate some of its other operational locations into a new, centralized facility. Development of a new, 353,000 sq. ft. plant allowed Farwest to add a cut-to-length steel coil processing line to provide flat steel stock for distribution and custom fabrication. Because the project served as a lynchpin for the City of Vancouver’s economic development efforts, the Port of Vancouver undertook $400,000 of infrastructure improvements to the site, and the City itself provided tax incentives that effectively lowered construction costs by 8%.