KNAPPA — Astoria Warehousing Inc. has sold its warehouses in Knappa to Pacific Highway Holding Co., which will continue leasing them out as warehouses.
Representatives from Astoria Warehousing declined to comment. Several sources recently confirmed the company is shutting down operations in Clatsop County.
Astoria Warehousing is owned by Bellevue, Washington-based Peter Pan Seafoods and Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods, recently acquired by Canadian seafood giant Cooke Aquaculture. The company also owns about 5 acres and several large warehouses along the Columbia River near the Astoria Bridge.
The property in Knappa includes four 20,000-square-foot warehouses. Lawrence Hoffman, a representative of Pacific Highway Holding Co., said the company intends to hire a manager for the warehouses, which could eventually employ between 10 and 20 people. The company hopes to make the warehouses operational by the end of the year, he said.