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Packaging Dynamics Corporation, a Chicago-based flexible packaging company and portfolio company of private investment firm Kohlberg & Company, has acquired Vancouver manufacturer Pac Paper Inc.
Founded in 1976, Pac Paper provides custom paper products – including the Java Jacket coffee sleeve – to every region of the United States and Western Canada. The company is headquartered near Vancouver Lake at 6416 NW Whitney Rd.
20 years ago the Vancouver Business Journal began publishing Southwest Washington's business news. To celebrate this milestone, we're sharing some of our most interesting stories from the past two decades in a feature called "20 years of the VBJ."
Illustrating how “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” here is a January, 1995 article about bringing light rail to Southwest Washington, as it appeared in print.
Light rail – good for Vancouver business?
By Jeri Shumate
Clark County announced on Friday that 17 businesses have completed the Clark County Green Business Program in the past year. The program provides web-based assessments, resources and assistance to businesses seeking a structured approach to implementing green initiatives and measuring results.
Remodel plans for downtown Vancouver's Esther Short Building are underway and promise to bring new life to a building the city had been renting out since 2002.
West Park Partners LLC purchased the building for $5 million in March. Five local professional firms and a community foundation will jointly take ownership of the building, bringing 60 jobs to the downtown area.
One of the firms involved in the purchase is David Copenhaver’s White Stone Development. Copenhaver, who also owns West Park P...
If commercial developers feel like circus performers walking a tightrope, there is good reason.
Limited financing, escalating regulatory and raw material costs, and still-low property valuations make penciling out a project difficult. And yet, workforce trends and emerging technologies demand designs that look to the future.
Build to the budget
According to Ron Frederiksen, president of RSV Bui...
Southwest Washington boasts a number of regional factors that are beneficial to the local economy. Among them are access to clean water, affordable power and a skilled workforce. These factors have continued to drive the local manufacturing industry in 2014 – an industry that was one of the first to convincingly move forward out of the recession.
“Advanced manufacturing aligns with both our Orego...
What are the largest janitorial service companies in Clark County? We ranked them by total number of employees. Figures are as of 3/14/14.
The top five are:
1. ABM Onsite Services formerly ABM Janitorial Services: 236 employees; serves Clark, Cowlitz & Skamania counties
2. Clean World Maintenance Inc: 114 employees; serves Clark, Cowlitz & Skamania counties
Like a lot of small businesses, Vancouver-based Sound Product Solutions started with a problem. Several years into retirement, Rex Clark was experiencing hearing loss – and he wasn’t the only one affected by that change.
“We had some disagreements, me and my wife, about where the volume should be on the TV,” said Rex. He remembered similar struggles between his own parents, but the best solution ...