PORT ANGELES, WA - Demolition of the shuttered Peninsula Plywood (PenPly) mill is being recorded via webcam for public viewing by the Port of Port Angeles.
The port authority is regularly posting still photos documenting the demolition's progress.
The 19-acre PenPly site closed for good in November 2011 and is receiving extensive clean up of environmental waste and will be torn down to make way for redevelopment by the Port Authority of Port Angeles.
The pending tear down of the PenPly mill will end a once feel-good story that began in 2009 when investors working with the port authority announced they would reopen the former K-Ply plant and restore jobs to the area. During the next two years, PenPly took a roller coaster ride, reportedly gaining big contracts from Asia, laying off employees the next and receiving state grants to stay in business. The company racked up major debts, including failing to pay more than $280,000 in utility bills.
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