‘Keep an open mind and listen to the facts’

“This new asphalt plant is important to our community and will directly impact the quality of our local roads.”

I am writing in support of the Maple Valley asphalt plant project. I am a resident of Maple Valley and an employee of Lakeside Industries.

Lakeside is seeking a permit to relocate an existing asphalt plant from Covington to Maple Valley. Lakeside purchased land on SR 169 that is zoned for industrial purposes such as an asphalt plant.

A modern asphalt plant is designed to be environmentally safe and sustainable. Lakeside is a conscientious and ethical company. Lakeside is a multi-generational family-owned business. The owners, the Lee family, are committed to being exceptional in everything our company does from safety and quality to environmental stewardship.

For over 60 years, Lakeside Industries has been an employer of choice and a desired neighbor in the communities we serve. Our company is a generous supporter of the United Way of King County and many other charitable causes. Our leaders and employees are active in supporting community programs that enrich the quality of lives in these communities.

This new asphalt plant is important to our community and will directly impact the quality of our local roads. The plant will generate sales tax revenue and other economic value for the community. The plant will continue to provide for the hard-working employees who reside in the local area and contribute to the vitality of the community.

My family and I live in the community and support both environmental protection and the asphalt plant permit. Please keep an open mind and listen to the facts.

Cal Beyer

Maple Valley

More in Opinion

Top tips for a season filled with ripe tomatoes

Holy procrastination! I know you meant to grow tomatoes, herbs and vegetables… Continue reading

VoteWa is a ‘painful transition’

The men and women responsible for running elections in Washington’s 39 counties… Continue reading

2020 Census and the importance of being counted

Census affects everything from government representation to federal funding.

Letters to the editor for the week of July 12

Reader disagrees with The Reporter’s choice to publish Dear editor, I am… Continue reading

Letters to the editor for the week of June 21

Keep it simple! Dear editor, In regards to the 20 mph limit,… Continue reading

Standing up to sexual assault – A letter to our Renton community

Earlier this month, we all learned about a sexual assault that took… Continue reading

Separate the rotten from the ripe

Community pages can do better to spread information, and not libel

Letters to the editor for the week of June 14

Reader responds to other reader about leaded fuel Dear editor, I would… Continue reading

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Get the garden ready for longer, hotter days

The longer days mean plants are having a growth spurt, so be… Continue reading

Readers discuss the real affect of lead and traffic in downtown Renton

Letters to the editor for the week of June 7, 2019

Come on reader, light my fire

Great conversations at coffee event inspire us to do better for readers