Dan Catchpole

PUD invests $11.2 million in energy-storing units

Don’t be deceived: They look like shipping containers. But the rows of massive metal boxes could contain the utility industry’s future. At least,… Continue reading

Everett toy maker Funko beefs up board of directors

Toy maker Funko added two heavy hitters in the corporate world to its board of directors Friday: retired Nike executive Charles Denson and… Continue reading

New downtown Everett hotel sign of changing economy

Hotel staff and construction workers hustled around the new Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Everett to get the eight-story hotel open — unofficially… Continue reading

Boeing selects site in China for 737 finishing center

The Boeing Co. says it will finish and deliver 737s to Chinese airlines from Zhoushan, an island city on China’s southeastern coast. The airplanes will… Continue reading

Boeing 777X head Feldmann to retire, Lindblad will take over

The head of Boeing’s 777X program, Bob Feldmann plans to retire at the end of the year. His number two, Eric Lindblad is… Continue reading

Boeing 747 program gets stay of execution

UPS gave Boeing’s 747 program a boost Thursday with orders for 14 747-8 freighters. That doubled the struggling program’s backlog to 31, which… Continue reading

Boeing books big 3Q profit, but tricky 777 transition looms

Boeing Co. leaders Wednesday shared their view of a bright future for the aerospace giant company: annual deliveries pushing 900 aircraft and profit margins around… Continue reading

Thousands in county could benefit from minimum-wage measure

If voters pass Initiative 1433 on Nov. 8, how many workers will see a higher minimum wage? The initiative proposes to raise the… Continue reading

Boeing announces layoff warnings around Puget Sound

The Boeing Co. issued advanced layoff notices to about 180 employees across the aerospace company, including 56 in Washington, according to a state… Continue reading

777X supplier MTorres plans plant by Boeing Everett factory

Aerospace supplier MTorres has big plans for its new facility under construction near Boeing’s Everett plant. The building — dubbed the MTorres Innovation… Continue reading

Polling finds strong support for minimum-wage increase

Initiative 1433 has a simple pitch: Give Washington’s lowest-paid workers higher wages and paid sick leave. Supporters say it will help individuals and… Continue reading

WW II pilot visits his restored B-29 bomber at Museum of Flight

The 94-year-old man climbed the short ladder into the Boeing B-29 bomber’s cockpit and eased himself into the co-pilot’s seat. It was like… Continue reading

Spending key issue in race for PUD commissioner

Gordon Sibley is trying to do something that hasn’t happened in 22 years: beat a sitting Snohomish County Public Utility District commissioner on… Continue reading

Big Qatar order for 787s, 777s sends a message to Airbus

The Boeing Co. won a major order from Qatar Airways that buoys its 777 production rate in Everett. It also scored an important victory in… Continue reading

Inslee: State must fight for booming aerospace industry

Aerospace in Washington has staggering numbers. The industry generated $94.7 billion in economic activity and supported nearly 253,000 jobs in 2015, according to… Continue reading

Boeing delivers 188 commercial aircraft in 3rd quarter

The Boeing Co. delivered 188 commercial aircraft in the third quarter of the year, bringing total jetliner deliveries to 563 for the year. The company… Continue reading

Study: Washington’s aerospace employment is holding steady

Washington’s aerospace industry continues to bring in more money to the state while its employment holds steady, according to a state-commissioned study released Thursday. In… Continue reading

Boeing 777, 787 order announcement expected on Friday

Qatar Airways is expected to announce orders for at least 30 Boeing 787 and 777 airplanes on Friday. The two companies scheduled a… Continue reading

Contract workers to read meters as PUD powers down estimates

It’s been more than a year since a change to Snohomish County Public Utility District’s billing system ignited an uproar from customers who… Continue reading

Mitsubishi Aircraft delays delivery of regional jet, again

Mitsubishi Aircraft has further delayed delivery of its new regional jetliner, Nikkei Asian Review reported Saturday. Design changes on the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) are… Continue reading