Business News

Anacortes-bound oil tanker detained

The Coast Guard detained an oil tanker from headed to Anacortes after discovering several significant safety violations.

Update: Tesoro operates with non-union crews

Steelworkers were on the picket line Monday outside the March Point Tesoro refinery which continues to operate with non-union personnel, according to the company.

Steelworkers strike Tesoro

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The United Steelworkers Union called strikes Sunday morning at nine refineries, including the March Point Tesoro refinery. Sunday afternoon Tesoro said, “Operations continue here at our Anacortes refinery and we expect to fully transition to non-USW workers within the next 24-48 hours.”

Simply Yards moving to Reservation Rd.


Simply Yards is building a new home for itself and will soon be moving out of the Commercial Ave. corridor to the northeast corner of Reservation Rd. and Highway 20.

Port to Purchase Marine Supply Property


The Port Commissioners have agreed to purchase the entire block south of Puget Sound Rope for $2.4-million, according to two Port Commissioners. The property includes the old Marine Supply & Hardware store on Commercial Ave.