We’ll have something posted on The Bellingham Herald’s business section later today, but here are a few details:
One of Bellingham’s oldest businesses has made the move just north of town.
On April 23-24 Mills Electric Co., which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, moved to 4430 Pacific Highway, near Interstate 5 just north of the Bakerview Road exit. The company had been at 1017 Iowa St. for 40 years and its large sign is a Bellingham landmark.
Mills Electric made the move to Pacific Highway to take advantage of a much larger warehouse and parking availability, said Pat Foley, CEO of the company.
“We were scheduled to move on May 1, but the tenant improvements were done ahead of schedule and it was good timing to get it done (last week),” said Foley. “The bigger property allows us to consolidate all our equipment and people into one place.”
The 50-employee company started in 1911 as an appliance repair company. Foley said they plan on having some sort of event marking the anniversary later this year.
“The move was first on our list; now we can start thinking about a celebration,” Foley said.