Manufacturing

Workers who operate a potato processing line at Lamb Weston are employed in non-durable manufacturing, an industry that saw little growth in the past year locally. (Courtesy Lamb Weston)

Benton, Franklin counties’ manufacturing job growth slows

Jobs in manufacturing have slowed down progressively during the last year across Benton and Franklin counties. The region appears to...
John Boyd Jr. of The Boyd Company, from left, Terry Thompson, Adams County commissioner, who previously served as a Port of Othello commissioner for 10 years, and Chris Faix, executive director for the Port of Othello, stand in front of the Beta Seed facility that opened last fall at the port’s Bruce Industrial Park, about five miles east of the city of Othello. (Courtesy Stephen McFadden)

Adams County to build waste treatment plant to lure food processors

Tri-Cities’ northern neighbor, Adams County, is moving forward with plans for infrastructure to support the growth of its food processing...

CEO Q&A with Jeanne Dillner

Jeanne Dillner, CEO of SIGN Fracture Care International Brief background of business: SIGN Fracture Care International...
D. Patrick Jones

Tri-City manufacturing tilts toward agriculture, toward growth

By D. Patrick Jones The Tri-Cities prides itself on being a bit different from the rest of Eastern Washington. So...
(Courtesy Meheen Manufacturing Inc.)

Pasco manufacturing company Meheen moves to Colorado

For more than 26 years, employees of Meheen Manufacturing Inc. have churned out bottle upon bottle of beer, soda and...
(Courtesy Four Feathers Wine Estates)

Manufacturing great wine takes good grapes, technology

By David Forsyth Making a wine is an active process. A winery is a functional factory, like any other production...
Juan Murillo stands with two wheels recently spray-painted at American Wheel Specialist in Kennewick. The company, which opened 15 years ago, recently acquired a Richland powder-coating business.

Kennewick company finds success in crafting specialty wheels, rims

Juan Murillo said business was slow at American Wheel Specialist on a recent Wednesday. But within the span of five...
Food processing

Food processing jobs lead local manufacturing boon

By Robin Wojtanik The Tri-Cities has seen the creation of thousands of new jobs in manufacturing, despite a loss of...
An automated system at Columbia Basin Ice in Kennewick puffs a jet of air into the bags to open them up before the machine drops the pre-measured ice into a bag. It’s then sealed and sent along a conveyor belt to be stacked onto a pallet.

Ice makers expect to manufacture nine million bags of ice this year

Kennewick’s Columbia Basin Ice anticipates $7M in sales for 2017 Tri-Citians reaching into big store coolers to grab a bag...
The Bogert Group in Pasco, a company with four separate manufacturing arms, reported success after participating in the business consulting and online education portions of the Make It In Washington, a program providing rural manufacturers with a range of consulting services and educational subsidies to train employees in key functions to make their businesses operate more efficiently. (Courtesy The Bogert Group)

Tri-City businesses succeeding at Making It In Washington program

By Michelle Dupler When your job is to make the best hydraulic jack you can, also understanding how to reach...

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