Washington Business Winter 2016 | Page 37

“We take great pride in our role as an employer, sharing our prosperity with our employees and contributing to the Northwest economy.” Mark Cheirrett, President Eco Chemical, Seattle Taking championship paint into the end zone. Mark Cheirrett recalls the early days of his career manufacturing bridge paints, arriving home with welts on his hands from harsh solvents. That experience — and Mark’s love for clean lakes and streams — led him to start an environmentally friendly, family-owned paint company called Eco Chemical. You’ve likely seen Eco Chemical’s products in action every time a certain hometown championship pro-football team makes a touchdown. That’s because Eco Chemical’s water-based turf paint is used to embellish the end zones at stadiums around the country, including ours right here at home. Eco Chemical is one of thousands of Washington companies that provide millions of great paying jobs, benefits and broader economic prosperity across our state. To learn more about Eco Chemical and other enterprising employers and their employees, visit AWB.org/GrowHere. PO Box 658, Olympia, WA 98507-0658 • 800.521.9325 • www.AWB.org #GrowHere