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Best of the Northwest’s runners-up
Companies round out top five ranking.
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
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
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
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.
Year founded: 1972
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.