Three years after setting up its first Vancouver manufacturing operation, a Norwegian-owned business is exceeding its own expectations at the site. Sapa Extrusions employs more people in Clark County than it originally planned, said regional plant manager Mats Johansson. It is pursuing a certification that could lead to more hiring. And Johansson said he sees a long future for the aluminum-products maker in the community.
A $200,000 state grant will support a new biomass-fueled power plant near Stevenson expected to be operational next year, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday. The money will go to Wind River Biomass Utility, which has pursued the project will local, state and federal partners.
Vancouver — The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2014 "Business and Leadership Award" finalists in five award categories. All finalists will be featured at the Chamber's Annual "Officer Installation and Awards Event" on Sept. 9 at the Hilton, where award recipients in each category will be disclosed. Finalists are:
The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an annual salary of $196,980 for the port's executive director, Todd Coleman. That's up 3 percent from $191,243. The board made the decision retroactive to Jan. 1.
Opponents of building the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver packed a hearing room Tuesday to keep up their criticism of port commissioners and to urge them to reconsider their lease decision.
A Japan-based company that produces a key product used in the manufacture of silicon crystals and ingots for semiconductors is closing its Camas operations, leaving dozens of mostly long-term employees without jobs.