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Originally published June 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM | Page modified June 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

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Best of the Northwest’s runners-up

Companies round out top five ranking.

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5. Coinstar

Founded: 1991

Headquarters: Bellevue

Major operations: About 43,700 Redbox kiosks in 35,800 locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada; about 20,300 coin-counting kiosks in 20,100 locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland and the United Kingdom

CEO: J. Scott Di Valerio

Employees: 2,930

What they do: Automated retail

What sets them apart: Redbox accounts for about 45 percent of movie discs rented in the U.S.

4. Cascade Microtech

Year founded: 1984

Headquarters: Beaverton, Ore.

Major operations: Beaverton; Dresden, Germany

CEO: Michael D. Burger

Employees: 383

What they do: Designs, develops and manufactures machines that electronically measure and test semiconductor devices, including wafers of integrated circuits, chips and circuit boards.

What sets them apart: The company’s CM300 fully automated probe system measures at 2,289 mm (w) by 1,991 mm (d) by 2,095 mm (h) and weights 3,638 pounds.

3. Jewett-Cameron Trading

Founded: Originally incorporated 1953; acquired by current management team in 1984; went public in 1992; currently trades on Nasdaq

Headquarters: North Plains, Ore.

CEO: Donald Boone

Employees: 49

What they do: Manufacture and distribute specialty metal products, including dog kennels, gate-support systems, greenhouse and perimeter fencing; wholesale distribution of wood fencing and specialty wood products; process and distribute agricultural grass seed; and import and distribute builders tools.

What sets them apart: The American Kennel Club and ASPCA endorse some of its dog kennels.

2. Cray

Year founded: 1972

Headquarters: Seattle

Major operations: Minnesota, Wisconsin, California

CEO: Peter Ungaro

Employees: About 1,000

What it does: Produces supercomputers

What sets it apart:

Boeing used a Cray computer to model airflow over the wing of its 787.

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