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By Alysen Boston
Gazette Reporter 

Almota Elevator Co. marks 100 years of business


February 14, 2019

Dan Hart

General Manager Dan Hart discusses Almota Elevator Co.'s Century Corporation Certificate Feb. 6 at its offices in Colfax.

Two hundred years after Lewis and Clark camped along the Snake River, a grain-handling company that originated at the Port of Almota received Washington state's Century Corporation Certificate.

In a Dec. 31 letter from Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Almota Elevator Co. was honored for 100 years of business, General Manager Dan Hart said.

"There were 2,500 incorporations in Washington in 1919, and today there are only 23 still operating," Hart said. "It shows you that we're still an important part of the economy around here."

Between its main facility and two satellite elevators, Almota Elev...

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