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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - Page updated at 12:00 p.m.

Bellevue construction company to close, lay off 103

By Amy Martinez
Seattle Times business reporter

Pacific Construction Systems, a specialty contractor based in Bellevue, will lay off 103 employees and close down at the end of the year.

The state Employment Security Department said Tuesday it was notified of the company’s plans to lay off its staff as part of a Dec. 31 closure.

A call to Pacific Construction’s president, Carla Jensen, was not immediately returned Tuesday.

According to its website, the company’s major projects have included work on the Seattle Central Library and Sea-Tac south terminal expansion.

Originally called Pacific Partition Systems, it began as a metal stud and drywall company in 1966, when founder Max Jensen moved his family to Bellevue from Salt Lake City. After 19 years, his son, Chris Jensen, also Carla Jensen’s late husband, took over the company and added other specialty services, such as fireproofing, painting and decorative plastering finishes.

Amy Martinez: 206-464-2923 or amartinez@seattletimes.com. On Twitter: @amyemartinez


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