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Port of Port St. Joe to open for business with wood chips export project to Honduras

The Port St. Joe Port Authority announced today an agreement had been made between Port St. Joe Port Authority and Georgia based company, Twin Rivers Company, Inc. to begin export projects out of Port St Joe.  Twin Rivers Company will begin exporting woody biomass to Honduras for the use of power generation. In announcing the agreement, Port Authority Chairman Guerry Magidson said “This is a great opportunity that has taken a long time coming, hopefully this is just the start we need to see more activity at the Port.”

Gulf County EDC Director Jim McKnight was ecstatic with the news “We are back in the port business and as importantly, the timber business in Gulf County.” “The project will create around 10 onsite jobs at the port and upwards of 100 timber related jobs inland, a number that would double Gulf County’s timber related jobs.”

Owner and CEO of Twin Rivers Company, Inc. Clay Crosby added that this is a long-term project that has been in the works for many years. “The ability for Twin Rivers to bring an outlet for non-merchantable timber, such as the woody material left behind after Hurricane Michael devastated the panhandle’s timberlands is certainly a sight for sore eyes.”  Crosby said, “By creating a market for the woody biomass heavily located in the Gulf County area, we are able to help mitigate some of the high cleanup costs landowners are still dealing with throughout the area.”

Guerry Magidson // Port Authority// 850-227-4855
Clay Crosby // Twin Rivers Company // (229) 326-0560
Jim McKnight // Gulf county EDC // (850) 832-0227