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Grain Delivery

Posted on 30th September 2011 at 08:34

With a police presence along the tracks and a Coast Guard helicopter hovering overhead, another 110-car unit train arrived yesterday morning at the EGT grain terminal in Longview. The train carrying wheat originated in Cheney, and came through Vancouver around 7 yesterday morning. It arrived in Longview around 9 am, and was escorted into the facility without incident. In fact, there were no protestors whatsoever. In a written statement, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Coast Committeeman Leal Sundet says that the union made the choice to “tone down the intensity” of the situation, and chose not to demonstrate against this delivery. Sundet says that this is an effort to send a message to Larry Clarke, the CEO of EGT, saying that it’s in his best interest and the best interest of all involved for him to sit down with ILWU President Robert McEllrath to solve the dispute. He says that the only real method of resolution is for that meeting to take place as soon as possible.