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February 22, 1989     The Issaquah Press
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February 22, 1989

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Local assembly of 232 dual-powered diesel and elec- tric buses, to be used in Metro's soon-to-be completed downtown Seattle bus tun- nel, will begin shortly on a site adjacent to Evergreen Mobile Co. on SE 56th Street. David Bell, vice president of the Seattle King county Economic Development Council, said the project will employ about 50 people. Metro should be ready to be- gin hiring in about two to three months, he said. Issaquah was chosen over a number of sites because it met most of the criteria Metro sought for an assemb- Icy point, Bell said. Some siting criteria were that the assembly point needed to be within 50 miles of Seattle, that the site have an existing building of at least 40,000 square feet and that the loca- tion have additional acreage for storage of the buses. Ev- ergreen met these criteria, he said. The 60-foot coaches are manufactured by Breda Transportation Inc. from New York City, the U.S. subsidiary of Breda Costru- zioni Ferroviarie of Pistoia, Italy. The federal Urban Mass Transportation Administra- tion (UMTA) funded a por- tion of the contract. Assem- bly of the coaches is taking place in the United States because UMTA requires for- eign bus builders to have at least 50 percent of the value of the components be American made and that final assembly take place in the U.S., said Bob White, man- Professional -Directory_ ACUPUNCTURIST Kenneth C. Chin Certified Acupuncturist Issaquah Professional Center 85 N.W. Alder Place, Suite C Issaquah 392-7449 ATTORNEY Robert T. Beaty, P.S. St. George's Square 355 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Issaquah 392-2490, 827-4555 CHIROPRACTORS Cottrell Chiropractic Dr. Terry W. Cottrell 6424 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy, SE. Issaquah 392-9490 ELECTROLYSIS Eastslde Electrology Clinic Sandra Eckberg, C.P.E. Issaquah Professional Bldg. 85 N.W. Alder Place, Suite C 392-0350 OPTOMETRISTS Dr. Walter V. Cassidy Issaquah Vision Clinic 450 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 104 Issaquah 392-8756, 747-8283 Family Eye Care Center Isaac H. Varon, O.D. Pine Lake Dental-Medical Center 22741 S.E. 29th, Issaquah 451-2263, 392-2196 Isaaquah Optical Brent Johnson, O.D. 1145 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Issaquah 392-9690 PHARMACISTS Isaaquah Pay 'n Save Pharmacy Full prescription service 1065 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah Pharmacy Phone 392-2865, Store Phone 392-5556 VETERINARIANS All Crltters Animal HoSpital Jerry Bishop, D.V.M./Lance Weeks, D.V.M. Cascade Business Park 1045-12th NW, Suite F-3 392-7387 Alpine Animal Hospital Chuck Watson, D.V.M Kim Nicholas, D.V.M./J.C. 'Van' Vanosdell, D.V.M. Practice limited to small animals 21800 S.E. 56th 392-6456 Isuquah Veterinary Hospital Bruce R. Bierbaum, D.V.M. Small creatures, cats, dogs, sheep, goats, llamas 795 1st Ave. N.W. 392-6211 Lake Sammamlsh Veterinary Hospital Dr. David Hildreth/Dr. Gary Chase Large and small animals 2300 Newport Way 392-5195 24 Hours Sammamlsh Highlands Veterinary Clinic Robert Nadell, D.V.M. Martha Lamarche, D.V.M, Sammamish Highlands Shopping Center 391-0386, 868-4842 24 hr. Emergency: 868-4582 Los Angeles subway system. Although some contro- versy has surrounded the proposed Breda buses for Seattle's Metro tunnel, Bell doesn't think much will come of it. Often, prototypes such as the two already delivered to Seattle have problems need- ing to be worked out, he said. The problem with the cur- rent Breda buses is that they weigh about 5,000 pounds more than originally planned. The coaches also exceed weight limitations set by Seattle for its city streets. With modifications, Bell said this problem should be alleviated. Plans call for re- moving some seats from the vehicles, replacing heavier side panels with thinner ones and substituting heavy steel components with ones made from lighter aluminum. ager of capital planning and development for Metro. The diesel engines will be manu- factured in Detroit, and the electrical motors will be built in Pittsburgh. The body shells on wheels will be shipped to Issaquah from Breda's Pistoia plant, Upon arrival, the engines, motors, transmissions and other components will be installed. Each bus will be worth about $430,000 and will seat 64 passengers. The total value of the contract, includ- ing two tow vehicles, change orders, estimated cost of in- flation and Washington State sales tax is estimated to be about $133 million. Although the assembly will take place just outside city limits, at 22433 SE 56th Street, White predicts the city will benefit nonetheless. "The workers will proba- bly be using the shops and services in Issaquah. If they want to have lunch, they have to go somewhere," he said. Although once the buses are finished, Metro will be doing all the maintenance, Bell said if things work out Issaquah could conceivably become a permanent location for assemblies of Breda prod- ucts. Currently, the Issaquah site is the only U.S. Assem- bly plant for Breda. Whether or not Issaquah ERNEST H. ERKE, C.P.A. BUYING OR SELLING A HOME Whether you buy a home or proceeds, if you are 55 orolder vacation home, this major event has clear advantages under the latest tax law in reducing your income tax lia- bility. For one thing, the mortgage interest you pay for a first or second home re- and sell your home, you'll still be able to avoid taxes on the first $125,000 of profit you realize. Owning your own home or buying a vacation home is part of the American dream, and becomes a permanent site depends heavily on whether Breda can secure similar con- tracts in the western United States. The current Metro contract anticipates delivery of the new buses by mid- 1990. In addition m buses, Breda has built light rail cars, street cars and subway cars for Eu- ropean, Asian and South American countries. In the U.S., Breda has al- ready delivered 48 light rail vehicles for Cleveland, Ohio and has completed an order for 366 subway cars for Washington, D.C. In addi- tion, Breda is building the first subway cats for the new i Chamber to hear about labor shortage Issaquah Camber of Com- merce members and guests will have the opportunity to hear Rafael Colon from the Washington State Employ- ment Security Department discuss future employment trends. Most labor economists predict a labor shortage that will continue into the 21st century. Colon will discuss state sponsored programs that address training needs to off- set the labor shortage. Colon will speak at the BOOKKEEPING Small Business Specialists 392-6383 Bob Evans next general membership meeting of the chamber at 11:45 a.m., Monday, Febru- ary 27 at the Issaquah Holi- day Inn. Luncheon reserva- tions should be made by February 23. Call the cham- ber at 392-7024. Chamber social today The Garden Sandwich Shop will host the Chamber After Hours today, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The restaurant is located in the west end of Gilman Village, in the for- mer "Ires Fresh location. Owners are Larry and Debbie Waters. Cost of the after hours social is $4 for chamber members and $6 for non- members. Business people interested in finding out more about a chamber membership are especially invited to attend. TATE & OELLRICH CERTIFIED mains fully deductible. What this amounts to is that buying a house remains one of your best moves, not only in pro- viding the shelter you need, but in giving you major lever- age in reducing your tax bill: You have a similar advan- tage in selling a primary home. Whatever profitsyou make from the sale will notbe taxed if you use the proceeds to buy another house at a cost equal to or greater than the 9rice of the old house. you don't reinvest the CAN'T DEDUCT YOUR IRA? i flu i ii= ii Get all the benefits left in the IRA without any of the penalties. Current rate 9.5 %. 615 Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (behind Kentucky Fried Chicken) 392-9181 MON.-FRI. ]0 sr. 10-5:30 SUN. N00N-5 P lI N T E I-Y for many people the single PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS er largest investment of their Arnold Tuck lives. For more information on how you can use this invest- Professionally Prepared & Associates i[[ callment met for your tax advantage,an appointment. Income Ta x Tax ReturnSindividuals Life Insurance & Retirement Plannin 9 392"7221 |31 Prepa Partnerships ! From the office of: rat,on Corporations I QUALITY ] Ernest Erke Financial Statement I |:| C.P.A. Preparation I TAY /i 375 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Computerized Accounting I .=. at . r :L t| Suite A-202 Barbara D Reich, Enrolled Agent and Bookkeeping /[ ,ssaquah Certified Financial Planner [ ,( I?.1 V|  17. I,,s00qua00w0098000000 "ll ,, "o' ;5f Serving the Issaquah area for over 20 years.   ? "/"'""e v [ CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 392-3650 J|. Locally Establish d in 1964 [ ..... ]| o3 trent treet N., Issaquah [ 00es,ens t Call for recommended local merchants, services, professionals. The Daily Espresso Businesses-- an afternoon of .._ sting /1:![ Apply for Chamber membership and coffee ta join an active business referral network. Coffee representative Kris Smith \\;00ll[ renter I r h will be presentality comparisons \\;1][ G .ssa.00ua.. among a great number of local gourmet coffees :! Chamber of Commerce and' 392-7024 you will also be invited to try any or all of our special blends I[ it's a great pprtunity to explre what we have available and to chose please join your own usfavritesI Saturday, Feb. 25 tn 1-4 p.m. Freely