Tag Archives: Washington

North by Northwest

NWMS buys Visalia Electric to expand into its fourth state Northwest Motor Service, a motor service provider and distributor with locations in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, just expanded its presence in the region further with the acquisition of Visalia Electric Motor, the northern California shop of the town with the same name. The Visalia shop […]

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Major HVAC Acquisition

HomeServe continues its M&A streak with CroppMetcalfe acquisition HomeServe, the provider of service plans, repair and installation services for the home, announced its acquisition of CroppMetcalfe in a March 13 press release. The move has major implications in the HVAC home repair industry due to the merging of two very different companies that were formerly […]

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Train Derailment

Fatal Amtrak crash in Washington state exposes safety oversight An Amtrak train derailed in Dupont, Wash., along the Cascades route just outside Olympia and Tacoma, on Monday morning, killing three people and injuring more than 70. There were about 80 passengers total on board. Seven crew members were on duty. In the process of derailing, it […]

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Supplanted

An update on plant closings across the country Wednesday brought a positive announcement that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. This is certainly encouraging news for many, to see an ‘onshore’ effort established to foster production […]

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