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The industrial economy in the Pacific Northwest started at the ocean with the creation of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, adjacent to Bremerton in Sinclair Inlet, in 1891. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard was the first dry-dock and repair facility in the Northwest capable of handling large ships. Recognizing the need for additional shipyards to build & repair vessels entrepreneurs established shipyards in Seattle (Todd Shipyards) and Portland (Kaiser Shipyards) that provided quality employment opportunities and an industrial foundation to the local economy. This marine industrial economy has been complimented for over 100 years by the aerospace industrial economy that traces its roots to creation of the Boeing Airplane Company in 1916 by William Boeing.

As the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest since 1975, IBA has a long history of representing owners of industrial businesses in the sale of their companies. IBA has successfully represented owners of manufacturing companies that fabricate industrial equipment, parts, and components; service businesses that support large & small industrial businesses; and wholesale & distribution companies that support industrial businesses.

This legacy of completed transactions was established by IBA because our professionals have the transactional experience and market knowledge required to properly evaluate, market, and negotiate the sale of industrial businesses.

The following are some specific examples of industrial companies sold by IBA:

Cox Wrought Iron
Manufacturer of steel & aluminum products for construction and security applications

CPC Equipment
Construction industry supplier specializing in product lines in construction Division 10 (Specialties) and construction Division 12 (Furnishings). Specific products represented included school & athletic lockers, tenant storage systems, employee storage systems, mailboxes, bike racks, and other ancillary products.

Elmore Electric
Manufacturer of electrical control panels for use in marine environments

Eltech Electric
Industrial & Marine Electric Repair & Service

Advanced Ladders
Distributor of all varieties of commercial & industrial ladders and vertical climbing systems

Generic Parts Service
Distributor of after market parts for all brands of manual pallet jacks and electric pallet truck

Camcal Company
Distributor of petroleum and lubrication equipment

Dickinson Equipment Company
Three location distributor of industrial air equipment

Industrial Coatings & Sealants
Distributor of surface coating & sealant products for commercial, industrial, marine, and residential applications

Mobile Equipment Systems
Four state distributor of hydraulic equipment & parts

Hydraulic Hose Fabrication & Repair for the Marine, Industrial, and Construction Industries

Ventilation System Service & Repair

Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the representation we provide our clients or if you would like to schedule a time to meet with an IBA professional with experience in the sale of industrial businesses.

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