Twiss Analytical Laboratories named as "Company to Watch"
by Sean L. McCarthy

Patience, teamwork and determination can pay off.  One after another, officials at the Kitsap Regional Economic Development Council repeated that theme before 150 local business leaders Wednesday.  The annual EDC membership breakfast at Silverdale Hotel was informational, it was a pep rally, and it was a celebration of the EDC's successful recruitment of Nextel to build a call center here.  "This has been a very good year for the EDC," said board chairman and Olympic College President Karl Jonietz.

The EDC also gave awards to local firms named "Companies to Watch" in 2001.  They are:

Twiss Analytical Laboratories Inc., water sample testing, Twelve Trees Business Park in North Kitsap.

Romark Corp., wood component manufacturer, Port of Bremerton's Olympic View Industrial Park.

Safe Boats International, watercraft manufacturer, Olympic View Industrial Park.

Squarerigger Corp., software developers, Silverdale.

Airbiquity Inc., wireless communications, Bainbridge Island.

Watson Furniture Systems, manufacturing, Day Road Industrial Park on Bainbridge Island.

Excerpted from The Sun: 03/22/2001