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Nov 20, 2018






Staffing Industry Analysts named four executives at TrueBlue companies to its Global Power 150 Women in Staffing list. They are: Taryn Owen, president of TrueBlue's PeopleScout; Shannon Kahn, senior vice president of specialty services at PeopleReady; Loree Lynch, senior vice president of operations for Staff Management | SMX; and Kristy Willis, senior vice president and chief sales officer for PeopleReady. Tacoma-based TrueBlue operates several companies that provide workforce solutions.


Sandi Lin, CEO and co-founder of Seattle-based Skilljar, was named Top Woman Leader in SaaS for 2018 by The SaaS Report. The annual awards honor 50 women in SaaS, the software as a service industry. Skilljar is an online training software provider.

Coast Hotels

Coast Hotels added the 115-room Hilltop Inn in Pullman to the 10 properties it operates along the West Coast and Hawaii. The Pullman hotel was renamed Coast Hilltop Inn. Erin Wilson is general manager.


Advancing Women in Product, a group empowering women product and tech leaders, launched a Seattle chapter. AWIP says 15 percent of its members are based in Seattle.

Walsh Construction Co.







Walsh Construction Co. promoted James Conway to estimator; Anthony Sherman to assistant superintendent; and Drew Mixter, Jason Wilson and Blake Flury to superintendents. It also hired Matt Elliott as project engineer. Conway is working with Walsh's self-perform earthwork crew. Sherman and Wilson are working on the Liberty Bank project. Mixter is working on the Ainsworth & Dunn project. Flury is working on the LIHI Little Saigon project. Elliott is working on a residential project in Bellevue's Spring District. Walsh has offices in Seattle, Portland and Tacoma.

Trico Companies


In Burlington, Trico Companies hired Travis Binschus as project engineer. Binschus was an architectural designer and manager for A/E firms at a semiconductor fabrication plant in Oregon. Before that, he was a GIS analyst for Microsoft and helped build a state-wide road network database for WSDOT in Spokane.


The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington opened a training facility in Pasco off Road 90. The building has classrooms and labs for electrical and sheet metal trades. It was designed by Rhodes Architecture + Light of Seattle and built by Elite Construction & Development of Pasco. Absolute Power of Pasco was the electrical contractor and Jacob & Rhodes of Kennewick was the mechanical contractor. The new training facility joins others in Marysville, Vancouver, Spokane and Bellevue.

Central Welding Supply

Marysville-based Central Welding Supply bought Axium Gases Northwest in White City, Oregon. Bruce Tozer, former owner of Axium, continues with Central's team. The new location is Central's 23rd outlet in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

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