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PNE completes second Native convenience store, gas station

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GRAND MOUND, Wash. – PNE Construction, a general contractor specializing in working with American Indian tribes on commercial and petroleum projects, recently completed its second design/build convenience store and gas station for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation in Grand Mound, Wash.

Located next to the Great Wolf Lodge, End of the Trail III includes a 3,200-square-foot store with six retail dispensers, drive-thru cigarette sales, coolers, cigarette storage and a separate CFN card lock facility with six fuel dispensers.

Starting with a conceptual idea by tribal members, PNE completed the site plan, developed a layout for the store to meet the tribe’s requirements and an exterior design that complements the Great Wolf Lodge décor.

To assist with tribal employment opportunities, PNE subcontracted the site work to CTC Excavation, which is owned and operated by the Chehalis Tribe. Despite winter weather challenges, the project was finished on time and under budget.

During a recent grand opening, Chairman David Burnett was complimentary of PNE and its efforts in completing another successful project.

PNE has completed more than a dozen convenient stores and gas stations throughout Indian country.