With its 100-year anniversary coming in 2012, the Port of Vancouver USA is already beginning celebrations of its first century, with an eye on the second.

The port recently announced that its newest light industrial property – formerly known as “Parcel 8” – has been officially named the Centennial Industrial Park.

As the first piece of property that has been prepared for development, the 58-acre parcel is adjacent to a 50-acre parcel that is also intended for light industrial development, and a 165-acre parcel that will soon be a port-owned wetland mitigation bank. Collectively, the three parcels are the property formerly known as the Rufener Farm, north of SR-501 (Lower River Road) from the port’s administrative offices.

Companies targeted in the marketing of this available property include manufacturers of renewable energy components, or manufacturers that support renewable energy production and other diverse manufacturing and light industrial uses. Active marketing of the property is already underway, and there are parties interested in locating on the property.