In a Seattle Times Jon Talton column today, this list of Puget Sound area corporate headquarters that have gone away – somewhere – over the last decade: “It’s a painful list: Boeing, Washington Mutual, Safeco, Immunex, Puget Sound Energy during the last decade.”
The point of the column was to add another: Todd Pacific Shipyards, where 800 people in the area have worked.
At least this one isn’t going far away: The new owner, probably (the deal evidently isn’t final), is Vigor Industrial of Portland.
Talton adds this significant point: “Publicly traded Todd is essentially in play, and other bidders might emerge. Vigor is privately held and less vulnerable to Wall Street’s destructive whims (take note, Microsoft and others).”Share on Facebook