Zidell—The Past, Present, and Future

Author: Carly Schaefer Published: September 23, 2016

Hats off to Zidell Marine Corporation for over 50 years of success in the barge-building industry and everything they have given to the Portland community and economy. They announced this week that they will be exiting the barge-building business. While this decision signals an end to this Zidell business, Zidell will still “Think Big.” Zidell will continue to have a positive impact on Portland and contribute to the community through innovative and effective redevelopment of the formerly contaminated site on Portland’s South Waterfront. MFA has had the privilege to help with cleaning up the property; Zidell has been a valued client since MFA’s founding 20 years ago.

The trailer for the upcoming documentary, Built by Zidell, was also released this week. MFA is excited for the film—scheduled to debut spring of 2017—and for all of Zidell’s future plans to continue shaping the waterfront and community.

Check it out at the link below to the trailer of the family, the site, their industrial operations, and the site cleanup—Built by Zidell.


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