Portland firm chosen to build new Trader Joe's

Portland firm chosen to build new Trader Joe's

The African-American owned construction company, Colas Construction, will serve as the general contractor behind the $8-million Trader Joe's development in Northeast Portland.

"This is the biggest project we've ever been involved in," Andrew Colas, president of the company, said Thursday.

Colas, a Portland native and graduate of Benson Polytechnic High School, said the project will bring an estimated 300 new construction jobs to the city. His company, he said, will have to bring on four new staffers as well as a result of the construction.

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