Bellingham's K & K Industries sold to Bellevue-based company

K & K Industries, an award-winning Bellingham metal shop, has been sold to Bellevue-based firm NaiMor Inc.

Owners Sandy Keathley and Ben Kinnebrew started the company in 2004.

K & K Industries, which specializes in cutting and part-making from a variety of materials, has provided parts for dentist chairs, medical equipment, furniture, boatbuilding, aircraft interiors, architectural components and berry-picking machines.

The firm was named Start-Up Business of the Year in 2005 by Northwest Business Monthly and 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Thought to be the largest laser and router job shop between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, last year the company generated more than $5 million in revenue, according to a press release, cutting metal for three new Washington state ferries, a tour boat bound for Fiji and a fishing boat in Homer, Alaska.

The company’s Bellingham shop, which employees 24 people, will remain open at 2025 Masonry Way.

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