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Port welcomes new tenant, high tech giant, Panasonic
In June 1986, the port leased warehouse and office space to American Kotobuki Electronics Industries, bringing a large employer to Southwest Washington. The Vancouver plant, known as Panasonic, turned out a million television/video cassette recorder combinations annually by the decade’s end. Unfortunately, the company closed its doors in 2008, laying off more than 200 full-time and temporary employees.