The Daily World
Lynch Creek Farm — a handcrafter of traditional and decorated Christmas wreaths, fresh centerpieces, and other holiday gifts — is expanding its centerpiece production operation at the Satsop Business Park.
At its meeting last week, the Port of Grays Harbor Commission approved an amendment to Lynch Creek Farm’s lease extending the initial term and adding a nonexclusive option to lease an adjacent section of warehouse space.
In June 2020, the Port Commission approved a lease at the park with Lynch Creek Farm for 40,000 square feet of storage space in the Olympic View Warehouse, with a nonexclusive option for an additional 49,600 square feet. Following a successful 2020 holiday season, Lynch Creek announced plans to exercising its option.
Beginning July 1, Lynch Creek will occupy a total of 89,600 square feet of the 255,000-square-foot facility. The centerpiece production line is expected to employ 120 people during peak production season, which is September through December.
“Lynch Creek Farm is a perfect addition to the growing companies here at the Satsop Business Park and we are hopeful their success will mean further growth opportunities and job creation for the Park and the community,” said Port Commissioner Phil Papac. “We look forward to a long-term partnership and we are confident the Park’s assets will be beneficial to them for years to come.”
Lynch Creek Farm CEO Andy Hunter said Satsop Business Park is an ideal fit for his operation.
“It has been a pleasure working with the staff at the park, and Lynch Creek Farm is really looking forward to expanding here,” said Hunter. “Satsop has everything we need to continue to expand our existing business and plenty of room to grow for the future.”