EGT responds to ILWU attempts to block train to its facility in Longview, Washington

Sep 07, 2011, Longview, WA — EGT, LLC issued the following statement which can be attributed to Larry Clarke, president and CEO of EGT.

It is unfortunate that it required arrests by law enforcement officials to enforce a federal court judge’s order calling on the ILWU to stop their illegal activity in Longview. The dangerous actions here by the ILWU not only hurt the surrounding community, but also have a harmful impact along the supply chain for U.S. farmers and their families seeking new opportunities in export markets worldwide.

Federal officials have called for an end to ILWU’s violent activity - any further issues between EGT, the Port, and the ILWU should be resolved peacefully in a court of law.

We have made an investment in Cowlitz County that we believe will bring long term benefits to the community and we are committed to providing family-wage union jobs and delivering those benefits as soon as possible.

EGT ships North American farm products to export markets around the globe from its export terminal in Longview, Washington.