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Industrial Machinery and Supplies

Bread tie machines, Yakima racks, fruit sizing equipment, and food packaging technology:  these are just some of the innovations born in Yakima County.  Local machinery manufacturers are complemented by key industrial supply manufacturers that serve customers around the world.  Low cost electric power, nationally recognized technical training schools, and the region's superior logistical location help this sector thrive. 

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Competitive Advantages

  • Yakima County’s primary operating cost factors (labor, electricity, real estate, etc.) are far below the national average, and nearly 20 percent lower than that of larger regions like Seattle.
  • The region enjoys a strong multi-modal transportation network, including abundant sites with highway frontage or proximity, many served by rail. Paired with the Yakima Valley’s proximity of Portland and Seattle and their higher value-added industrial manufacturers, this represents a significant advantage for industrial machinery and supply companies
  • The city of Yakima (and surrounding municipalities) enjoy some of the lowest local tax rates in Washington state.  These low rates are enhanced by tax incentives that can further reduce a machinery or supply manufacturer’s sales taxes or business and occupation taxes.

Industrial Machinery Companies

Irwin Research & Development Yakima Machinery for Foam Packaging
Thermoforming Systems, LLC Union Gap Machinery for Foam Packaging
Van Doren Wenatchee Machinery for Fruit Sorting
Koch Manufacturing Sunnyside Packaging Machinery
Kwik-Lok Yakima Packaging Machinery
Marq Packaging Yakima Packaging Machinery
Sims Manufacturing Yakima Packaging Machinery


Industrial Supply Manufacturers

Amtech Corporation Wapato Fiberglass Molding
Cascade Quality Molding Yakima Injection Moldings & Coatings
Graham Packaging Selah Plastic Bottles
Growers Supply Toppenish Agricultural Supplies & Paper Packaging
International Paper Yakima Corrugated Packaging
Longview Fibre Yakima Corrugated Packaging
HR Spinner Yakima Food Packaging
Michelson Packaging Yakima Fruit Trays & Packaging Materials
Shields Bag & Printing Yakima Polyethylene Packaging
Silgan Containers Toppenish Steel Cans


Key Support Companies

E/Step Software Yakima Water Systems Engineering & Manufacturing
Custom Technology Company Yakima Machinery for Foam Packaging
Fruit Packers Supply Yakima Agricultural Supplies
Magic Metals Union Gap Sheet Metal Fabrication
Picatti Brothers Yakima Electrical Equipment Parts & Service
Yakima Steel Yakima Steel Fabrication & Machine Shop


Wage & Employment Data

Industrial Production Manager 90 $37.65
First Line Supervisors - Production 570 $22.56
Human Resource Manager 50 $44.24
Bookkeeping, Accounting, Auditing 1,180 $17.85
Office Clerk, General 1,200 $14.79
Machinist 220 $20.58
Structural Metal Fabricators/Fitters 40 $20.36
Welders/Cutters/Solderers 360 $17.76
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators 230* (2011 data) $18.82* (2011 data)
Cutting/Punching Press Machine Operators 8 $15.72
Coating/Painting/Sprayers Machine Setters 70 $15.81
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 280 $37.65
Helpers - Production 410 $12.08
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, August 2013


"We recently moved our business here from Portland. The Yakima Valley offers our employees a higher quality of life as the access to family activities and recreation are phenomenal." - Tregg Farmer, President, InfoTek Research