2013 Green Washington Awards


Two years ago, Seattle Business magazine’s popular Green Washington Awards spawned the Washington Green 50 list—a compilation of the 50 companies and organizations in Washington state considered to be among the most environmentally aware and actively committed to sustainable business practices. It was a way of expanding our recognition of green-minded companies beyond the various category winners we have been honoring with the Green Washington Awards since 2009. The category winners profiled on the pages that follow are the best of the best, according to our panel of judges (page 38). But all members of the Washington Green 50 (page 45) embody the principles that the Green Washington Awards celebrate — an abiding commitment to attaining and perpetuating sustainable commerce. Congratulations to this year’s Washington Green 50!


Award Winners


BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION: Winner: Walsh Construction

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR CUTTING EDGE BUILDINGS: Rice Fergus Miller, U.S. General Services Administration, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

GOVERNMENT / ACADEMIA: Winner: Seattle University

Silver: University of Washington

HEALTHCARE: Winner: Virginia Mason Medical Center


Silver: Method Homes

NONPROFIT: Winner: Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County

 Silver: Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED)

RETAIL: Winner: GreenCupboards

Silver: T-Mobile, USA Inc

SERVICES: Winner: car2go Seattle

Silver: Keeney's Office Supply and Office Interiors


Silver: Scope 5

HOSPITALITY: Winner: Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

Silver: Columbia Hospitality

FOOD & BEVERAGEWinner (Large): Coca-Cola Refreshments

Winner (Small): Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe


Washington GREEN 50

Andersen Construction

Andgar Corporation

Brooks Sports

car2go Seattle

Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe

Claar Wine Group

Coca-Cola Refreshments

Columbia Hospitality


EMP Museum

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fulcrum Insurance Programs

General Biodiesel Seattle


Gordon Trucking


Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County

Hyatt Olive 8

Hyatt Regency Bellevue


Keeney's Office Supply and Office Interiors 

Kiewit/General/Manson, A Joint Venture

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions

Magnum Print Solutions

Method Homes



Milepost Consulting

The Miller Hull Partnership

Mt. Baker Bio

Northwesr SEED

Paladino and Company

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

Precor Inc.

Pooper Trooper

Rice Fergus Miller

Scope 5

Seattle University

Sequential Pacific Biodiesel

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

3 Phase Energy Systems 


T-Mobile USA

U.S. General Services Administration

University of Washington


Virginia Mason Medical Center

Walsh Construction

Windfall Lumber



The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

Winner: Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
Legacy Award
Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
Auburn › belshaw-adamatic.com
When it’s time to make doughnuts — or loaves of bread, or sheets of rolls — it could well be a Belshaw Adamatic piece of equipment that’s turning out the baked goods. From a 120,000-square-foot plant in Auburn, Belshaw Adamatic produces the ovens, fryers, conveyors and specialty equipment like jelly injectors used by wholesale and retail bakeries.
The firm’s two legacy companies — Belshaw started in 1923, Adamatic in 1962 — combined forces in 2007. Italy’s Ali Group North America is the parent.
It it takes work to maintain a legacy. A months-long strike in 2013 damaged morale and forced a leadership change. Frank Chandler was named president and CEO of Belshaw Adamatic in September 2013. The company has since strived to mend workplace relationships while also introducing a stream of new products, such as a convection oven, the BX Eco-touch, with energy saving features and steam injection that can be programmed for precise times in baking. The company energetically describes it as “an oven that saves time, reduces errors, makes an awesome product, and is fun to use and depend on every day!”
So far, more than 3,000 have been installed in quick-service restaurants, bakeries, cafés and supermarkets in the United States. They are the legacy of Thomas and Walter Belshaw, former builders of marine engines, who began producing patented manual and automated doughnut-making machines in Seattle 90 years ago. They sold thousands worldwide and, today, Belshaw Adamatic is the nation’s largest maker and distributor of doughnut-making equipment.