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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10649645/100-fastest-pies-01*100xx1836-1836-286-367.jpg">Companies have been manufacturing nationally known brands in the Puget Sound region for decades, often unbeknownst to the general public.

The Puget Sound Business Journal has toured a number of these companies this year, updating readers on their growth and their strategies over all these years.

Tucked under a freeway on the edge of downtown Tacoma is the 19th-century building where Brown & Haley has been making candy for 99 years. Only a handful of people even know the recipe for the company's…<div>
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Tasty tours: Go inside the Oberto Jerky, Almond Roca and Krusteaz factories (Photos)

Companies have been manufacturing nationally known brands in the Puget Sound region for decades, often unbeknownst to the general public. The Puget Sound Business Journal has toured a number of these companies this year, updating readers on their growth and their strategies over all these years. Tucked under a freeway on the edge of downtown […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10300263/1st-a321-to-iranair-landing*100xx600-601-131-0.jpg">Iran Air is considering domestic financing to help pay for its blockbuster jet purchases from Boeing and Airbus, two Iranian newspapers reported Wednesday.

Representatives of Boeing and Airbus are scheduled to visit Tehran next week to discuss financial issues surrounding their respective jet deals, according to the Tehran Times and the Financial Tribune English-language dailies.

“We prefer to use domestic finances rather than depending on foreign financiers,” Iran Air public relations director…<div>
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Iran Air says it may finance deal for 80 Boeing jets with domestic backers or even Boeing

Iran Air is considering domestic financing to help pay for its blockbuster jet purchases from Boeing and Airbus, two Iranian newspapers reported Wednesday. Representatives of Boeing and Airbus are scheduled to visit Tehran next week to discuss financial issues surrounding their respective jet deals, according to the Tehran Times and the Financial Tribune English-language dailies. […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10732294/wf2la02*100xx1591-1591-405-0.jpg">Goodyear Tire’s new Los Angeles-area blimp now has an inflatable home. 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Nasdaq: GT) said it inflated a 337-foot-long hangar at its Carson, California, blimp base along the I-405 freeway overnight Tuesday. 

The new structure will serve as the home of Goodyear's newest blimp, Wingfoot Two, which began operating in the Los Angeles area in October after the company replaced the 2006 Spirit of Innovation earlier this year.

"The Goodyear Blimp has been a fixture…<div>
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Goodyear inflates hangar to house new blimp

Goodyear Tire’s new Los Angeles-area blimp now has an inflatable home.  The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Nasdaq: GT) said it inflated a 337-foot-long hangar at its Carson, California, blimp base along the I-405 freeway overnight Tuesday.  The new structure will serve as the home of Goodyear’s newest blimp, Wingfoot Two, which began operating in the […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10300523/dsc1691*100xx1659-1659-371-0.jpg">Gov. Larry Hogan says a jobs program he implemented is off to such a good start he wants to expand it.

Hogan's program, the More Jobs For Marylanders Act, became law this year after it was passed by the General Assembly. The program provides tax credits to manufacturing companies that create jobs in certain jurisdictions, including Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

In the first few months, Hogan said nearly 70 companies have sent letters of intent to the Department of Commerce to participate.…<div>
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Hogan lays out economic development initiatives for 2018 legislative session

Gov. Larry Hogan says a jobs program he implemented is off to such a good start he wants to expand it. Hogan’s program, the More Jobs For Marylanders Act, became law this year after it was passed by the General Assembly. The program provides tax credits to manufacturing companies that create jobs in certain jurisdictions, […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/2711571/johnson-controls5*100xx3168-3168-792-0.jpg">Johnson Controls is delaying many 2018 merit raises for its employees, usually meted out in January, until July 2018, a company spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

The delay comes in the midst of a flurry of cost cutting moves made in recent weeks which has included high profile layoffs. Fraser Engerman, Johnson Controls' director of global media relations, said Wednesday that "the timing of many employee merit increases will be in July."

Engerman cited the ongoing integration in Johnson Controls' merger…<div>
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Many Johnson Controls annual merit raises being delayed until July

Johnson Controls is delaying many 2018 merit raises for its employees, usually meted out in January, until July 2018, a company spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The delay comes in the midst of a flurry of cost cutting moves made in recent weeks which has included high profile layoffs. Fraser Engerman, Johnson Controls’ director of global media […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10732169/nmbridgestone1712120122*100xx1669-1669-416-0.jpg">Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are moments prone to hyperbole, but what Gordon Knapp said Wednesday hardly seems to be an exaggeration.

"We look forward to calling Nashville home for the next 50 years," said Knapp, the president and CEO of Bridgestone Americas, which formally unveiled its 30-story headquarters tower. The $200 million building is the fifth-largest office tower downtown, imprinting the Bridgestone name in the skyline. As big as it is, two floors of the building are empty, with the potential…<div>
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Virtual tour: Bridgestone shows off its bold HQ bet on Nashville

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are moments prone to hyperbole, but what Gordon Knapp said Wednesday hardly seems to be an exaggeration. “We look forward to calling Nashville home for the next 50 years,” said Knapp, the president and CEO of Bridgestone Americas, which formally unveiled its 30-story headquarters tower. The $200 million building is the fifth-largest office […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10732121/crane-de-noel*100xx2371-2375-0-115.jpg">Raytown-based Crane Brewing Co. installed a new packaging line that means it soon will be able to bring smaller-format bottles — and eventually cans — to the market, which will give it a better chance of putting its beers in front of people.

Launched in September 2015, Crane started out offering its beers in kegs and 750-ml bottles. It has been bottling by hand, so the large format made it easier, requiring fewer bottles. 

But the 750-ml bottles have several drawbacks when it comes to marketing…<div>
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Crane Brewing’s new bottling line means it can get bigger by going smaller

Raytown-based Crane Brewing Co. installed a new packaging line that means it soon will be able to bring smaller-format bottles — and eventually cans — to the market, which will give it a better chance of putting its beers in front of people. Launched in September 2015, Crane started out offering its beers in kegs […]

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