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Northwest Public Companies In Profile

------------------------------------------------------------------ THE TOP 100 companies are profiled here. The number in parentheses after the corporate name is the finish for that company in this year's rankings. ------------------------------------------------------------------

ACKERLEY COMMUNICATIONS (73) 800 Fifth Ave., Suite 3770 Seattle, WA 98104 206-624-2888

Employees: 1,051 Exchange: American Stock symbol: AK Founded: 1975 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Barry Ackerley

Ackerley owns radio and TV stations, billboards, airport advertising and the Seattle SuperSonics basketball team.

ACTIVE VOICE (22) 2901 Third Ave., Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98121-1049 206-441-4700

Employees: 227 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: ACVC Founded: 1983 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Robert Richmond

Active Voice develops personal computer-based call-processing systems.

ADAPTIVE SOLUTIONS (58) 1400 N.W. Compton Drive, Suite 340 Beaverton, OR 97006 503-690-1236

Employees: 64 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: ADSO Founded: 1988 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: John Migliore

Adaptive Solutions makes parallel pattern-recognition computing products.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES (84)

22100 Bothell-Everett Highway P.O. Box 3003 Bothell, WA 98041-3003 206-487-7000

Employees: 2,514 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: ATLI Founded: 1969 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Dennis Fill

ATL is a leader in producing medical ultrasound systems.

AIRBORNE FREIGHT (82)

3101 Western Ave. P.O. Box 662 Seattle, WA 98111-0662 206-285-4600

Employees: 19,493 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: ABF Founded: 1946 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Robert Cline

Airborne Freight provides door-to-door delivery of packages and documents.

AIRSENSORS (10)

708 Industry Drive Seattle, WA 98188 206-575-1594CQ2

Employees: 275 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: ARSN Founded: 1978 Fiscal year: April Chief executive: Robert Stemmler

AirSensors develops systems to convert gasoline-powered engines to alternative fuel sources.

ALASKA AIR GROUP (72)

19300 Pacific Highway S. P.O. Box 68900 Seattle, WA 98168-0900 206-431-7040

Employees: 10,467 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: ALK Founded: 1932 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: John Kelly

The Group operates Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

ALBERTSON'S (44)

250 Parkcenter Blvd. P.O. Box 20 Boise, ID 83726 208-385-6200

Employees: 80,000 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: ABS Founded: 1939 Fiscal year: January Chief executive: Gary Michael

Albertson's is one of the nation's largest grocery chains.

ALCIDE (52) 8561 154th Ave. N.E. Redmond, WA 98052 206-882-2555

Employees: 11 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: ALCD Founded: 1981 Fiscal year: May Chief executive: Joseph Sasenick

Alcide makes products for the dairy, health-care and automotive industries.

BARRETT BUSINESS SYSTEMS (3) 4724 S.W. Macadam Ave. Portland, OR 97201 503-220-0988

Employees: 13,325 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: BBSI Founded: 1965 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: William Sherertz

Barrett is a provider of professional employer services.

BMC WEST (30)

1475 Tyrell Lane P.O. Box 8008 Boise, ID 83707-2008 208-338-1750

Employees: 2,923 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: BMCW Founded: 1987 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Donald Hendrickson

BMC West operates building materials centers in 10 states.

BOEING (97)

7755 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle, WA 98108 206-655-2121

Employees: 105,000 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: BA Founded: 1916 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Philip Condit

Boeing is the largest aerospace company in the U.S.

BOISE CASCADE (69)

1111 W. Jefferson St. P.O. Box 50 Boise, ID 83728-0001 208-384-6161

Employees: 17,820 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: BCC Founded: 1913 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: George Harad

Boise Cascade grows and harvests timber, and produces timber products.

CASCADE BANCORP (15)

1100 N.W. Wall St. P.O. Box 369 Bend, OR 97709 541-385-6205

Employees: 117 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: CACB Founded: 1990 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Roger Shields

Cascade operates the eight-branch Bank of the Cascades.

CASCADE CORP. (29)

2020 S.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 600 Portland, OR 97201 503-227-0024

Employees: 1,103 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: CASC Founded: 1967 Fiscal year: January Chief executive: Robert Warren Jr.

Cascade makes hydraulically actuated equipment.

CASCADE FINANCIAL (74) 2828 Colby Ave. Everett, WA 98201 206-339-5500

Employees: 87 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: CASB Founded: 1916 Fiscal year: June Chief executive: Frank McCord

Cascade Savings Bank is a financial institution serving Puget Sound.

CASCADE NATURAL GAS (101)

222 Fairview Ave. N. P.O. Box 24464 Seattle, WA 98124 206-624-3900

Employees: 475 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: CGC Founded: 1953 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: W. Brian Matsuyama.

This natural-gas utility serves Washington and Oregon.

CELLPRO (83)

22215 26th Ave. S.E. Bothell, WA 98021 206-485-7644

Employees: 160 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: CPRO Founded: 1987 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Richard Murdock

CellPro makes a system to separate cells from complex cell mixtures.

CELLULAR TECHNICAL SERVICES (18)

2401 Fourth Ave., Suite 808 Seattle, WA 98121 206-443-6400

Employees: 109 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: CTSC Founded: 1988 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Stephen Katz

CTS makes software for billing and data processing in the cellular industry.

CENTENNIAL BANCORP (16)

675 Oak St. P.O. Box 1560 Eugene, OR 97440 541-342-3970

Employees: 170 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: CEBC Founded: 1977 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Richard Williams

Centennial is a full-service bank.

CFI PROSERVICES (37)

400 S.W. Sixth Ave., Suite 200 Portland, OR 97204 503-274-7280

Employees: 328 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: PROI Founded: 1978 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Matthew Chapman

CFI provides software and services to financial institutions.

COEUR D'ALENE MINES (56) 505 Front Ave. P.O. Box I Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-0316 208-667-3511

Employees: 1,183 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: CDE Founded: 1928 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Dennis Wheeler

Coeur d'Alene owns gold and silver mining interests.

COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM (59)

1102 Broadway Plaza P.O. Box 2156 Tacoma, WA 98401-2156 206-305-1900

Employees: 201 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: COLB Founded: 1988 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Arnold Espe

Columbia offers commercial-banking services in Western Washington.

CONSEP (91)

213 S.W. Columbia St. Bend, OR 97702 541-388-3688

Employees: 142 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: CSEP Founded: 1984 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Volker Oakey

Consep makes pest-control products for commercial and consumer markets.

DATA I/O (63) 10525 Willows Road N.E. P.O. Box 97046 Redmond, WA 98073-9746 206-881-6444

Employees: 401 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: DAIO Founded: 1969 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: William Erxleben

Data I/O develops computer software and hardware for programmable integrated circuits.

DATAMARINE INTERNATIONAL (61)

7030 220th S.W. Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 206-771-2182

Employees: 100 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: DMAR Founded: 1969 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Peter Brown

Datamarine makes mobile communications equipment and marine-radio communications products.

DIGITAL SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL (27)

6464 185th Ave. N.E. Redmond, WA 98052-6736 206-881-7544

Employees: 406 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: DGTL Founded: 1984 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Pat Howard

Digital produces outbound call-management systems.

EAGLE HARDWARE & GARDEN (65)

981 Powell Ave. S.W. Renton, WA 98055 206-227-5740

Employees: 3,850 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: EAGL Founded: 1989 Fiscal year: January Chief executive: David Heerensperger

Eagle operates a chain of home-improvement centers.

EDMARK (21)

6727 185th Ave. N.E. P.O. Box 97021 Redmond, WA 98073-9721 206-556-8400

Employees: 156 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: EDMK Founded: 1970 Fiscal year: June Chief executive: Sally Narodick

Edmark makes and sells software for the early education market.

EGGHEAD (98)

22705 E. Mission Liberty Lake, WA 99019 509-922-7031

Employees: 2,600 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: EGGS Founded: 1984 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Terence Strom

Egghead sells computer software through its retail chain.

ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES (7)

13900 N.W. Science Park Drive Portland, OR 97229-5497 503-641-4141

Employees: 738 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: ESIO Founded: 1953 Fiscal year: May Chief executive: Donald VanLuvanee

ESI's laser systems are used on semiconductor memory circuits, hybrid circuits, linear devices and other electronic devices.

EPITOPE (109)

8505 S.W. Creekside Place Beaverton, OR 97008 503-641-6115

Employees: 89 Exchange: American Stock symbol: EPT Founded: 1979 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Adolph Ferro

Epitope develops diagnostic tests for AIDS and other indications.

ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES (36)

10800 N.E. Eighth St., Suite 600 Bellevue, WA 98004 206-453-9400

Employees: 2,849 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: ESL Founded: 1967 Fiscal year: October Chief executive: Wendell Hurlbut

Esterline is a manufacturer in automation, aerospace and defense, and instrumentation.

EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL (9)

19119 16th Ave. S. P.O. Box 69620 Seattle, WA 98168-9620 206-246-3711

Employees: 2,465 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: EXPD Founded: 1979 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Peter Rose

Expeditors specializes in international freight forwarding, customs brokerage and third-party logistics.

FIRST MUTUAL SAVINGS BANK (48)

400 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue, WA 98004 206-455-7300

Employees: 93 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: FMSB Founded: 1952 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: John Valaas

First Mutual serves Seattle's Eastside and Ballard.

FLIR SYSTEMS (43) 16505 S.W. 72nd Ave. Portland, OR 97224 503-684-3731

Employees: 313 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: FLIR Founded: 1978 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Roger Daltry

Flir makes thermal-imaging systems for night vision and industrial markets.

FLOW INTERNATIONAL (32) 23500 64th Ave. S. Kent, WA 98032 206-813-3286

Employees: 798 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: FLOW Founded: 1974 Fiscal year: April Chief executive: Ronald Tarrant

Flow's markets are industrial cleaning, cutting and construction services.

FLUKE (46)

6920 Seaway Blvd. P.O. Box 9090 Everett, WA 98203 206-347-6100

Employees: 2,516 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: FLK Founded: 1953 Fiscal year: April Chief executive: William Parzybok

Fluke makes electronic test and measurement instruments and systems.

FRED MEYER (100) 3800 S.E. 22nd Ave. Portland, OR 97202 503-232-8844

Employees: 27,000 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: FMY Founded: 1923 Fiscal year: January Chief executive: Robert Miller

Fred Meyer is a major retailer in the West.

GOLD RESERVE (99) 1940 Seafirst Financial Center Spokane, WA 99201 509-623-1500

Employees: 113 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: GLDR Founded: 1956 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Rockne Timm

Gold Reserve develops mining properties to extract gold, diamonds and other minerals.

HECLA MINING (80) 6500 Mineral Drive Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-8788 208-769-4100

Employees: 1,259 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: HL Founded: 1891 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Arthur Brown

Hecla is a diversified mining company.

HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT (8) 25600 S.W. Parkway Center Drive Wilsonville, OR 97070 503-570-1600

Employees: 6,723 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: HLYW Founded: 1988 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Mark Wattles

Hollywood operates 330 video-retail stores in 25 states.

HORIZON BANK (94) P.O. Box 580 Bellingham, WA 98227 360-733-3050

Employees: 113 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: HRZB Founded: 1922 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: V. Lawrence Evans

Horizon serves communities along north Puget Sound.

ICOS (64) 22021 20th Ave. S.E. Bothell, WA 98021 206-485-1900

Employees: 188 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: ICOS Founded: 1989 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: George Rathmann

Icos seeks medications to treat chronic inflammatory diseases.

IDAHO POWER (95) 1221 W. Idaho St. P.O. Box 70 Boise, ID 83702-5627 208-388-2200

Employees: 1,522 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: IDA Founded: 1915 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Joseph Marshall

This electric utility serves Idaho, Oregon and Nevada.

IMMUNEX (93) 51 University St. Seattle, WA 98101-2936 206-587-0430

Employees: 770 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: IMNX Founded: 1981 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Edward Fritzky

Immunex develops drugs for cancer therapy and other diseases.

IN FOCUS SYSTEMS (2) 27700B S.W. Parkway Ave. Wilsonville, OR 97070-9215 503-685-8888

Employees: 391 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: INFS Founded: 1986 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: John Harker

In Focus makes equipment for projecting computer-generated data.

INTERLINQ (113) 11255 Kirkland Way Kirkland, WA 98033 206-827-1112

Employees: 140 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: INLQ Founded: 1982 Fiscal year: June Chief executive: Jiri Nechleba

Interlinq makes software for mortgage lenders.

INTERPOINT (38) 10301 Willows Road P.O. Box 97005 Redmond, WA 98073-9705 206-882-3100

Employees: 624 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: INTP Founded: 1969 Fiscal year: October Chief executive: Peter van Oppen

Interpoint makes network data storage products, power supplies and custom microelectronics.

INTERWEST BANCORP (81) 1259 W. Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-679-4181

Employees: 382 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: IWBK Founded: 1957 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Stephen Walden

The parent of InterWest Savings Bank stretches into greater Seattle.

ITRON (31) 2818 N. Sullivan Road Spokane, WA 99216-1897 509-924-9900

Employees: 991 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: ITRI Founded: 1977 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Johnny Humphreys

Itron makes automated meter readers for the utility industry.

KEY TECHNOLOGY (50) 150 Avery St. Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-529-2161

Employees: 339 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: KTEC Founded: 1948 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Thomas Madsen

Key Technoloy makes automated food-processing systems.

KEY TRONIC (28) P.O. Box 14687 Spokane, WA 99214-0687 509-928-8000

Employees: 2,925 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: KTCC Founded: 1969 Fiscal year: June Chief executive: Fred Wenninger

Key Tronic makes keyboards for computers.

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR (14)

5555 N.E. Moore Court Hillsboro, OR 97124-6421 503-681-0118

Employees: 438 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: LSCC Founded: 1983 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Cyrus Tsui

Lattice develops high-speed programmable logic devices.

LINDAL CEDAR HOMES (110)

4300 S. 104th Place Seattle, WA 98178 206-725-0900

Employees: 215 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: LNDL Founded: 1966 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Robert Lindal

Lindal makes top-of-the-line custom cedar homes.

LONGVIEW FIBRE (68)

P.O. Box 639 Longview, WA 98632 360-425-1550

Employees: 3,800 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: LFB Founded: 1927 Fiscal year: October Chief executive: Richard Wollenberg

Longview Fibre is a diversified timber-products company.

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC (104)

111 S.W. Fifth Ave. Portland, OR 97204-3699 503-221-0800

Employees: 13,000 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: LPX Founded: 1972 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Mark Suwyn

L-P's main businesses are building products and pulp.

MENTOR GRAPHICS (70)

8005 S.W. Boeckman Road Wilsonville, OR 97070-7777 503-685-7000

Employees: 2,039 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: MENT Founded: 1981 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Wally Rhines

Mentor Graphics makes electronic design automation systems.

METROPOLITAN BANCORP (51)

1520 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 206-625-1818

Employees: 180 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: MSEA Founded: 1935 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Patrick F. Patrick

Metropolitan is a savings and loan serving greater Seattle.

MICRON TECHNOLOGY (1)

8000 S. Federal Way P.O. Box 6 Boise, ID 83707-0006 208-368-4000

Employees: 8,080 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: MU Founded: 1978 Fiscal year: August Chief executive: Steve Appleton

Micron makes semiconductor memory components.

MICROSOFT (11)

One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-6399 206-882-8080

Employees: 17,801 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: MSFT Founded: 1975 Fiscal year: June Chief executive: Bill Gates

Microsoft is the world's largest computer-software producer.

MIDISOFT (77) 1605 N.W. Sammamish Road, Suite 205 Issaquah, WA 98027 206-391-3610

Employees: 56 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: MIDI Founded: 1986

Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Larry Foster

Midisoft makes interactive multimedia audio software.

MONACO COACH (19) 91320 Coburg Industrial Way Coburg, OR 97408 541-686-8011

Employees: 965 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: MCCO Founded: 1968 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Kay Toolson

Monaco makes five lines of luxury motor coaches.

MORRISON KNUDSEN (119)

P.O. Box 73 Boise, ID 83729 208-386-5000

Employees: 7,800 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: MRN Founded: 1912 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Robert Tinstman

Morrison Knudsen is a major heavy-construction company.

NATIONAL SECURITIES (20)

1001 Fourth Ave., Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98154 206-622-7200

Employees: 206 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: NATS Founded: 1947 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Steven Rothstein

National Securities conducts a brokerage business throughout the West.

NEORX (112)

410 W. Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98119 206-281-7001

Employees: 78 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: NERX Founded: 1984 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Paul Abrams

NeoRx develops agents to treat cancer and other diseases.

NIKE (33)

One Bowerman Drive Beaverton, OR 97005-6453 503-671-6453

Employees: 14,240 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: NKE Founded: 1968 Fiscal year: May Chief executive: Philip Knight

Nike makes athletic footwear and apparel products.

NORDSTROM (71)

1501 Fifth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 206-628-2111

Employees: 37,000 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: NOBE Founded: 1901 Fiscal year: January Co-chairs: John Whitacre, Raymond Johnson

Nordstrom operates a chain of specialty apparel stores.

NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS (89)

220 N.W. Second Ave. Portland, OR 97209-3991 503-226-4211

Employees: 1,288 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: NWNG Founded: 1859 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Robert Ridgley

Northwest distributes natural gas.

OMEGA ENVIRONMENTAL (41)

19805 North Creek Parkway P.O. Box 3005 Bothell, WA 98041-3005 206-486-4800

Employees: 900 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: OMEG Founded: 1990 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Louis Tedesco

Omega provides services to clean up and store environmentally sensitive substances.

OREGON METALLURGICAL (24)

530 S.W. 34th Ave. P.O. Box 580 Albany, OR 97321-0177 541-967-9000

Employees: 580 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: OREM Founded: 1955 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Carlos Aguirre

Oremet converts titanium ore into titanium sponge.

OREGON STEEL MILLS (116)

1000 S.W. Broadway, Suite 2200 Portland, OR 97205 503-223-9228

Employees: 2,640 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: OS Founded: 1926 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Thomas Boklund

Oregon Steel produces steel plate and pipe.

PACCAR (45)

777 106th Ave. N.E. Bellevue, WA 98004 206-455-7400

Employees: 14,000 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: PCAR Founded: 1924 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Charles Pigott

Paccar makes large, Class 8 trucks and sells auto parts and winches.

PACIFICORP (88)

700 N.E. Multnomah St., Suite 1600 Portland, OR 97232-4116 503-731-2000

Employees: 12,651 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: PPW Founded: 1910 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Frederick Buckman

PacifiCorp is an electric utility.

PARAGON TRADE BRANDS (114)

33325 Eighth Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003 206-815-7000

Employees: 1,240 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: PTB Founded: 1992 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Bobby Abraham

Paragon is the nation's largest private-label maker of disposable diapers.

PEGASUS GOLD (103)

601 W. First Ave., Suite 1500 Spokane, WA 99204 509-624-4653

Employees: 961 Exchange: American Stock symbol: PGU Founded: 1961 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Werner Nennecker.

Pegasus mines for gold, silver, lead and zinc.

PENWEST (75)

777 108th Ave. N.E., Suite 2390 P.O. Box 1688 Bellevue, WA 98004-5193 206-462-6000

Employees: 514 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: PENW Founded: 1984 Fiscal year: August Chief executive: Tod Hamachek

Penwest makes ingredients for papermaking, food and drugs.

PLANAR SYSTEMS (5)

1400 N.W. Compton Dr. Beaverton, OR 97006-1992 503-690-1100

Employees: 501 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: PLNR Founded: 1983 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: James Hurd

Planar develops flat-panel displays for a variety of industries.

PLUM CREEK TIMBER (54)

999 Third Ave., Suite 2300 Seattle, WA 98104-4096 206-467-3600

Employees: 1,850 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: PCL Founded: 1989 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Rick Holley

Plum Creek produces timber products.

POPE & TALBOT (117)

1500 S.W. First Ave. Portland, OR 97201 503-228-9161

Employees: 2,800 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: POP Founded: 1849 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Peter Pope

Pope & Talbot is an integrated wood-fiber products company.

POPE RESOURCES (66)

19245 10th Ave. N.E. P.O. Box 1780 Poulsbo, WA 98370-0239 360-697-6626

Employees: 39 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: POPEZ Founded: 1985 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Gary Tucker

Pope Resources is a tree farmer, real estate developer and land marketer.

PORTLAND GENERAL (90)

One World Trade Center 121 S.W. Salmon St. Portland, OR 97204 503-464-8820

Employees: 2,562 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: PGN Founded: 1930 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Ken Harrison

Portland General is an electric utility.

PRECISION CASTPARTS (26)

4600 S.E. Harney Drive Portland, OR 97206-0898 503-777-3881

Employees: 5,646 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: PCP Founded: 1956 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: W.C. McCormick

Precision makes engine castings for aircraft.

PRICECOSTCO (92)

999 Lake Drive Issaquah, WA 98027 206-313-8100

Employees: 52,000 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: PCCW Founded: 1983 Fiscal year: August Chief executive: James Sinegal

Price/Costco operates cash-and-carry membership warehouses.

PROCYTE (106)

12040 115th Ave. N.E., Suite 210 Kirkland, WA 98034-6900 206-820-4548

Employees: 44 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: PRCY Founded: 1986 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Joseph Ashley

ProCyte is using peptide compounds to develop therapeutics.

PROTOCOL SYSTEMS (78)

8500 S.W. Creekside Place Beaverton, OR 97008-7107 503-526-8500

Employees: 250 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: PCOL Founded: 1985 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: James Moon

Protocol Systems makes patient-monitoring equipment.

PUGET SOUND POWER & LIGHT (102) 411 108th Ave. N.E. P.O. Box 97034 Bellevue, WA 98009-9734 206-454-6363

Employees: 2,150 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: PSD Founded: 1960 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Richard Sonstelie

Puget Power is an electric utility serving mainly the Puget Sound region.

QUALITY FOOD CENTERS (39)

10116 N.E. Eighth St. P.O. Box 3967 Bellevue, WA 98009 206-455-3761

Employees: 4,200 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: QFCI Founded: 1954 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Stuart Sloan

QFC operates a supermarket chain in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.

RED LION INNS (76) 4001 Main St. Vancouver, WA 98663 360-696-0001

Employees: 0 Exchange: American Stock symbol: RED Founded: 1987 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: David Johnson

Red Lion owns 10 Red Lion hotels.

RENTRAK (23)

7227 N.E. 55th Ave. Portland, OR 97218 503-284-7581

Employees: 404 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: RENT Founded: 1977 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Ron Berger

Rentrak distributes prerecorded videocassettes.

RIVERVIEW SAVINGS BANK (40)

700 N.E. Fourth Ave. P.O. Box 1068 Camas, WA 98607 360-834-2231

Employees: 67 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: RVSB Founded: 1923 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Patrick Schaeffer

Riverview offers financial services through nine branches in Southwest Washington.

ROYAL OAK MINES (67)

5501 Lakeview Drive Kirkland, WA 98033 206-822-8992

Employees: 1,400 Exchange: Amex Stock symbol: RYO Founded: 1991 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Margaret Witte

Royal Oaks operates gold mines in Canada.

SAFECO (85)

Safeco Plaza Seattle, WA 98185 206-545-5000

Employees: 7,500 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: SAFC Founded: 1923 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Roger Eigsti

Safeco operates in insurance and mutual funds.

SCHNITZER STEEL (17)

3200 N.W. Yeon Ave. P.O. Box 10047 Portland, OR 97210-0047 503-224-9900

Employees: 1,059 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: SCHN Founded: 1984 Fiscal year: August Chief executive: Leonard Schnitzer

Schnitzer collects steel scrap and mankes finished steel products.

SEATTLE FILMWORKS (6)

1260 16th Ave. W. Seattle, WA 98119 206-281-1390

Employees: 478 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: FOTO Founded: 1976 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Gary Christophersen

Seattle FilmWorks markets 35mm film and developing.

SEQUENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS (53)

15450 S.W. Koll Parkway Beaverton, OR 97006-6063 503-626-5700

Employees: 2,129 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: SQNT Founded: 1983 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Karl Powell Jr.

Sequent makes computer systems.

SHURGARD STORAGE CENTERS (49) 1201 Third Ave., Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-8100

Employees: 700 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: SHU Founded: 1972 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Charles Barbo

Shurgard operates 268 storage centers across the country.

SIERRA ON-LINE (4)

3380 146th Place S.E. Suite 300 Bellevue, WA 98007 206-649-9800

Employees: Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: SIER Founded: 1982 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Kenneth Williams

Sierra develops video games.

SPACELABS MEDICAL (96)

15220 N.E. 40th St. Redmond, WA 98073-9713 206-882-3700

Employees: 1,458 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: SLMD Founded: 1958 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Carl Lombardi

SpaceLabs Medical supplies patient-monitoring equipment and clinical-information systems.

STARBUCKS (12)

2401 Utah Ave. S. P.O. Box 34067 Seattle, WA 98124-1067 206-447-1575

Employees: 11,500 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: SBUX Founded: 1971 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Howard Schultz

Starbucks sells coffee products from its own stores across the country.

STERLING FINANCIAL (42)

111 N. Wall St. Spokane, WA 99201 509-458-2711

Employees: 494 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: STSA Founded: 1983 Fiscal year: June Chief executive: Harold Gilkey

Sterling operates a savings and loan, mainly in rural locales.

SUN SPORTSWEAR (118)

6520 S. 190th St. Kent, WA 98032 206-251-3565

Employees: 508 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: SSPW Founded: 1981 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: William Wiley

Sun makes screen-printed casual sportswear.

TEKTRONIX (79)

26600 S.W. Parkway P.O. Box 1000 Wilsonville, OR 97070-1000 503-627-7111

Employees: 7,619 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: TEK Founded: 1946 Fiscal year: May Chief executive: Jerome Meyer

Tektronix produces a wide range of electronic instrumentation.

TIMBERLINE SOFTWARE (13)

9600 S.W. Nimbus Ave. P.O. Box 728 Beaverton, OR 97008 503-626-6775

Employees: 289 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: TMBS Founded: 1971 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: John Gorman

Timberline makes accounting and information-management software.

TJ INTERNATIONAL (115)

200 E. Mallard Drive Boise, ID 83706 208-364-3300

Employees: 3,500 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: TJCO Founded: 1960 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Tom Denig

TJ makes and markets specialty building products.

TODD (105)

1801 16th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98134-1089 206-623-1635

Employees: 650 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: TOD Founded: 1916 Fiscal year: March Chief executive: Patrick Hodgson

Todd repairs, overhauls and converts marine vessels.

TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR (57)

3625A S.W. Murray Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005 503-644-3535

Employees: 285 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: TQNT Founded: 1981 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Steven Sharp

TriQuint makes analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits.

TRM COPY CENTERS (62)

5208 N.E. 122nd Ave. Portland, OR 97230-1074 503-257-8766

Employees: 570 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: TRMM Founded: 1981 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Michael Simon

TRM owns more than 25,000 5-cent photocopiers in more than 50 markets.

U.S. BANCORP (86)

The Tower Building 111 S.W. Fifth Ave. P.O. Box 8837 Portland, OR 97208 503-275-6111

Employees: 14,081

Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: USBC Founded: 1968 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Gerry Cameron

U.S. Bancorp is a financial-services company.

UNIVAR (108)

6100 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033 206-889-3400

Employees: 3,237 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: UVX Founded: 1966 Fiscal year: February Chief executive: Paul Hough

Univar is a major distributor of chemicals.

WALL DATA (35)

11332 N.E. 122nd Way Kirkland, WA 98034-6931 206-814-9255

Employees: 783 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: WALL Founded: 1982 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: James Simpson

Wall Data makes Windows-based connectivity computer software products.

WASHINGTON ENERGY (107)

815 Mercer St. P.O. Box 1869 Seattle, WA 98109 206-622-6767

Employees: 1,258 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: WEG Founded: 1929 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: William Vititoe

Washington Energy is a natural-gas utility serving Western Washington.

WASHINGTON FEDERAL (87)

425 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-7930

Employees: 563 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: WFSL Founded: 1917 Fiscal year: September Chief executive: Guy Pinkerton

Washington Federal is a savings and loan operating in the Northwest and Utah.

WASHINGTON MUTUAL (47)

1201 Third Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 206-461-2000

Employees: 4,364 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: WAMU Founded: 1889 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Kerry Killinger

Washington Mutual is the largest independently owned financial institution in Washington state.

WASHINGTON WATER POWER (111)

1411 E. Mission Ave. P.O. Box 3727 Spokane, WA 99202 509-489-0500

Employees: 2,630 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: WWP Founded: 1889 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Paul Redmond

Washington Water is an electric utility.

WEST COAST BANCORP (55)

5335 S.W. Meadows Road Suite 201 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 503-684-0884

Employees: 376 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: WCBO

Founded: 1925 Fiscal year: December Chief executives: Victor Bartruff, Rodney Tibbatt

West Coast operates 28 offices in Western Oregon.

WEYERHAEUSER (60) Tacoma, WA 98477 206-924-2345

Employees: 39,431 Exchange: New York Stock symbol: WY Founded: 1900 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: John Creighton Jr.

Weyerhaeuser grows timber and sells forest products.

WHOLESOME & HEARTY FOODS (25)

975 S.E. Sandy Blvd., Suite 201 Portland, OR 97214 503-238-0109

Employees: 120 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: WHFI Founded: 1985 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Lyle Hubbard

Wholesome & Hearty provides meatless food products.

WILLAMETTE INDUSTRIES (34)

3800 First Interstate Tower Portland, OR 97201 503-227-5581

Employees: 13,180 Exchange: Nasdaq Stock symbol: WMTT Founded: 1906 Fiscal year: December Chief executive: Steven Rogel

Willamette makes and sells building materials, paper, bags, boxes and office papers.

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