"Dollar Tree, which has an impressive record of growth, is animportant new account for Portland," says Eileen Murche, marketingdirector for the Port's import development team. "Dollar Tree'simport volumes into Portland are expected to grow soon to severalthousand containers a year."

Known for its stores featuring everything from books and candyto personal accessories on sale for $1 or less, Dollar Tree isleasing an undisclosed amount of square footage at the nearly500,000 sf warehouse owned by United Warehousing DistributionCenter (formerly known as A&M Warehouses). That facilityalready houses the operations for such companies as 800 dot-com andRR Donnelly.

According to Munche, the amount of space is just enough forDollar Tree to pull in its trucks carrying internationalcontainers, shipped in at the Port, and to transload the cargo todomestic containers for shipment to the company's distributioncenters in northern California and Chicago.

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