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101 Best Washington Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Washington based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Washington Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Mapbox

Mapbox

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Mapbox is a location data platform for mobile and web applications.

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Dolly

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Dolly is a customer service company offering delivery and services through mobile apps at an affordable price.

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Xevo

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Xevo, a part of Lear Corporation, is a Seattle-based global leader in connected-car software.

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TRED

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Tred is the most trusted peer to peer used car marketplace.

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Modumetal

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Modumetal is a nano-laminated alloy that will replace metals in many applications such as military armor and eventually in vehicles.

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Airbiquity

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Airbiquity designs, operates and manages telematics connectivity infrastructure.

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Recurrent

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The best way to buy and sell used electric vehicles.

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Pulse Labs

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Insights, measurement, and research for voice technology. Empowering your decisions with data-driven solutions.

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PDM Automotive

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PDM Automotive helps automotive parts brands and resellers maintain and deliver real-time product data across all their selling channels.

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LetYouKnow

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LetYouKnow is an innovative platform where buyers submit their own prices for new cars to get instant results!

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Joydrive

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Joydrive is the online marketplace where customers can buy both new and pre-owned vehicles without visiting a dealership

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SEEVA Technologies

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SEEVA enables vehicles with automated driving systems to see in extreme environments, using heated washer fluid to clean perception sensors.

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EZRaider

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EZRaider manufactures a new category of ATVs that is based on electrical-power and can cross any path, obstacle, or rough terrain.

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ZEVA AERO

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ZEVA designs and builds electric aircraft for mission critical travel.

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Federal Aviation Administration

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Federal Aviation Administration is a government agency that aims to provide a safe and efficient aerospace system in the U.S.

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Enprecis

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Enprecis provides online customer insights to the automotive industry.

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Shop Club

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Shop Club is a membership-driven facility for automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts to indulge in all aspects of their passion.

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Riide

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Riide provides consumers with subscription-based electric bike ownership.

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autopro

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The future car buying experience with

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PACCAR

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Global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality premium trucks.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle.

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AutoMech

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AutoMech makes car servicing easy, from scheduling appointment, transporting vehicle, and waiting for the repair to be completed.

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Flexcar

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Flexcar is an alternative to traditional car rental and car ownership.

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Jiffy Lube

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Jiffy Lube is a franchise that offers quick oil change services for motor vehicles.

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Weel Autonomy

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Weel Autonomy manufactures autonomous and self-driving electric bicycles.

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Janicki Industries

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Janicki Industries is an engineering & manufacturing company specializing in composite & metal parts, tools & prototypes for aerospace & oth

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Interfor

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International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest producers of quality wood products.

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PAC Worldwide

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PAC Worldwide is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of custom-branded and stock protective packaging.

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Auction Edge

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Auction Edge is a technology platform and national marketplace of the independent auto auction industry.

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CarDomain Network

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CarDomain Networks is a database tracking the behavior and purchasing patterns of automotive enthusiasts.

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321 Ignition

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321 Ignition provides the automotive industry, car dealership, website design, lead generation, advertising, and mobile-first services.

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Capitol Hill Exxon

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Capitol Hill Exxon is an auto repair shop equipped with ASE certified mechanics that service cars, motorcycles, and trucks.

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Car Toys

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Car Toys is a retail company.

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Diono

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A Seattle, WA-based provider of innovative juvenile products

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Pacific Power Group

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Pacific Power Group is a provider of engines and commercial automatic transmissions, power generation products and commercial trucks.

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Carista App

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Carista is an Android app that lets you check your vehicle for problems, as well as clear any existing fault codes.

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DriveShop

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DriveShop is an engagement marketing agency that produces real-life drive-experience campaigns for automotive media, car, and truck buyers.

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Orca Mobility

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Autonomous cargo vehicles

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VinAudit.com

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VinAudit provides vehicle reports in partnership with NMVTIS. It’s the cheapest alternative to Carfax!

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FrugalMechanic

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Frugal Mechanic is a search engine for automotive parts.

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Ariel Rider Ebikes

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Ariel Rider Ebikes produces a comprehensive range of e-bikes with a focus on performance, quality, looks and sustainability.

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Firstech

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Innovative solutions serving the aftermarket automotive industry and home consumers.

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Cobalt

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Cobalt, a business unit of ADP Dealer Services, provides digital marketing solutions to majority US automotive dealers and manufacturers.

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Grakon LLC

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Grakon LLC designs and develops lighting systems and engineered trim components for original equipment.

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TireBuyer

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TireBuyer is an online tires and wheels company.

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Clements Worldwide

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Clements Worldwide is an insurance company specializing in car, property, and term life insurance policies.

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RANDYS Worldwide Automotive

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RANDYS Worldwide Automotive is a supplier of highly engineered performance.

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USAtoAUS.com

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USA to Australia Shipping Company

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SalvageBid, LLC

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SalvageBid is an online auto auction marketplace, offers clean and salvage titled cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, boats.

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Jet Parts Engineering

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Jet Parts Engineering is an aviation & aerospace company specializing in FAA-PMA parts and services.

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Fortive Automation & Specialty companies

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Fortive Automation & Specialty companies includes Kollmorgen, Thomson, Portescap, and Jacobs Vehicle Systems.

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The Cobalt Group

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The Cobalt Group, Inc. provides automotive digital marketing solutions for automotive dealers and manufacturers.

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Vivify Trucks

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Vivify Trucks is a self-driving truck company aiming to automate transportation around the world.

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Tilting Motor Works

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Tilting Motor Works with the vision of building a higher performing motorcycle with increased safety.

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Fairmont Supply

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Fairmont Supply is a business supplies and equipment company providing industrial maintenance, repair, and operation suppliers.

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Elephant Car Wash

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Elephant Car Wash is a Puget Sound tradition that offers full-service car washes to its customer.

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Bardahl Manufacturing Corporation

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Bardahl has produced innovative high quality products for the automobile industry including lubricants, oils and additives.

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Northwest Motorsport

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Northwest Motorsport is the largest truck center on the west coast selling lifted and diesel trucks.

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Griot’s Garage

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Griot’s Garage is an automotive company providing car polish services.

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Dick Hannah Dealerships

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Dick Hannah Dealerships is an auto dealership offering new cars and used cars in Portland, Oregon.

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City of Tacoma

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City of Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city

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Sportworks Northwest, Inc

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Sportworks makes bike racks for parking in urban environments, and for bus and rail transit.

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ClearQuote

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An Online Marketplace Of Automotive Repair Shops

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MTM Robotics

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MTM Robotics is a Manufacturer of portable automation tools and software systems for the aerospace.

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Trans Com Systems

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Trans-System is the parent corporation for three transportation companies and a truck driving school.

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KIC LLC

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KIC LLC is a commercial vehicle wheel end firm.

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Oak Harbor Freight Lines

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Oak Harbor Freight Lines is a transportation company providing freight services.

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C2G

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C2G is a Northern Virginia-based company that helps people plan better car trips.

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YUSA Corporation

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YUSA Corporation is an automotive company specializing in rubber products and technology.

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Larson Automotive Group

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Larson Automotive Group is a car dealership located in Tacoma, Washington.

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Auto Alliance

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is the voice for a united auto industry.

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Public Citizen

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Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice that ensures all citizens are represented in the halls of power.

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Braun Northwest

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Braun Northwest provides medical emergency response vehicles.

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Harnish Auto Family

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Harnish Auto Family is an automotive company that sales and services new cars, used vehicles, and parts.

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McNeel Asia

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McNeel is a software development company with sales, support, and training.

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Logistics Systems Incorporated

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Logistics Systemsorporated is an information technology company that offers program management services.

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Harley Marine Services, Inc.

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Harley Marine Services is a maritime company that offers marine transportation services in the united states.

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Federal Highway Administration

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The FHWA is the agency under the US-Department of Transportation managing all surface transportation.

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DAA Northwest

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DAA Northwest is a car dealership located in Spokane, Washington.

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Van Scoyoc Associates

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Van Scoyoc Associates is a government relations company specializing in aerospace, agriculture, and transportation services.

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Kuni Automotive

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Kuni Automotive is a family-owned company that strives to treat each one of its customers as a member of the family.

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Titus-Will Ford

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Titus-Will Ford is an automotive company that offers new Ford cars, used cars, and parts.

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Distribution By Air

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Distribution By Air is a logistics company that provides freight forwarding services.

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SCJ Alliance

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SCJ Alliance is a civil engineering company that provides transportation planning and design services.

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MileCatcher, Inc.

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MileCatcher is an application you can download on your phone to take the miles you drive.

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Performance Radiator LLC.

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Performance Radiator LLC. is an automotive aftermarket parts and product supplier.

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Raleigh America

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Raleigh America is the manufacturer of all range of bicycles including road, mountain, cyclocross and cmmuter for all ages and abilities.

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Iden’s Detailing

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A full-service auto reconditioning and cosmetic services business.

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Wendle Ford Nissan Infiniti

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Wendle Ford Nissan Infiniti is an automotive company providing new, used cars and trucks.

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Toyota of Kirkland

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Toyota of Kirkland is a car dealership located in Kirkland, Washington.

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Brown Bear Car Wash

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Brown Bear Car Wash offers a variety of car washing options including tunnel washes, self-serve washes, and touchless washes facilities.

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Joule

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Joule is doing for the auto industry what Amazon Web Services did to web hosting. Joule is reinventing the idea of car ownership.

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North West Handling Systems

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North West Handling Systems is a machinery company that sales forklifts, pallet racking, and loading dock equipment.

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Alan Webb Auto Group

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Alan Webb Auto Group is an automotive car dealer provides excellent customer service.

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Foss Maritime

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For more than a century, Foss Maritime has set the standard for marine transportation

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Flash Bainite

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Flash Bainite specializes in advanced high strength steel and heat treating.

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Global Automakers

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Global Automakers is the voice of international automobile manufacturers that design, build, and sell motor vehicles in the United States.

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Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets

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Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets works to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles.

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Accumatic

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Fully automated factory reports direct to your DMS

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Evergreen Ford

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Evergreen Ford is an automotive company specializing in new Ford cars, used cars, and repair services.

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Gerber Motorsport

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Gerber Motorsport is a professional, full-service Porsche repair and tuning facility in the Seattle area.

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