Work on a building for Raceway Technologies has slowed down due to winter weather conditions.

The Port of Quincy is now looking at May 31 instead of March 31 for the building located at Columbia Way and Intermodal Way to be finished, Port Commissioner Pat Connelly said. The construction company working on the building, Black Rock Construction and Development in Moses Lake, asked the port for a further extension. The port’s engineers are looking at the proposal and working with Black Rock on it.

The port started construction on the project in mid-August.

Raceway Technologies will employ between 45 to 60 people once it is finished. It is a Tacoma based company that makes PVC conduits and pipes for various applications.

The structure is costing the port about $2.5 million to build the structure, Connelly said. Raceway Technologies will then lease the building from the port.

The construction work has faced some challenges, Connelly said. They needed to go with thicker concrete in some areas for the equipment. They also needed to extend a water line for the sprinkler system inside the building.

By Tony Buhr,

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