Archive of: Manufacturing

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Making things, but not a living wage

Research scholars have found that manufacturing jobs can no longer be counted on to provide a family living wage.

July 2016

PSE will end use of some Colstrip power

Acknowledging that natural gas is more economically feasible than older design coal-fired electrical generating use, Puget Sound Energy today agreed to close its oldest operations in eastern Montana within six years.

July 2016

From Tacoma roots to China sweet-tooths

A major expansion of candy sale markets in China announced this morning by Mars included a reference to the manufacturer's founding in Tacoma 105 years ago.

July 2016

Global aviation show opens today

Boeing suppliers and state aerospace industry advocates have joined to represent Washington state at 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, which opened today in England.

July 2016

Tacoma-Ontario link for first-responders' safety

A local South Sound firm that invented a next generation of bullet-proof vests for police and military personnel has now joined a global supplier to reach law enforcement and military users.

July 2016

Weyerhaeuser to close Montana mills

A shortage of logs supply is cited as the reason for today's Weyerhaeuser announcement that it will close a lumber mill and plywood mill in Montana.

June 2016

Weyerhaeuser exits cellulose business

Forest and wood products giant Weyerhaeuser will fully leave the cellulose fiber business this year by selling its Longview mill and other assets to a Japanese manufacturer.

June 2016

Chamber, EDB, Tacoma port go to court

Local economic boosters in Tacoma are challenging in court two proposed ballot measures that seek to require a public vote before major new users of public water supplies can be hooked up. The ideas are unconstitutional, the challengers argue.

June 2016
Panel talks manufacturing, clean industry

Panel talks manufacturing, clean industry

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber held its 2016 Manufacturing-Industries-Maritime Luncheon at the Center for Urban Waters today, featuring a panel discussion on the importance of industrial expansion for the region, as well as the delicate balance between economic growth and clean industry.

June 2016
Olympic Panel Products closing soon with 217 layoffs

Olympic Panel Products closing soon with 217 layoffs

The long awaited news that Olympic Panel Products in Shelton would be closing down has finally come.

May 2016
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