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   In order to strengthen its presence in the Northwest, CertainTeed Corporation has acquired B&K Window Manufacturing, Inc. of Woodinville. B&K is a fabricator of vinyl windows for the remodeling and new construction market.
   Russell (Russ) Paris of Woodinville was approved as a managing partner of the Firestone store in downtown Woodinville by the Bridgestone Firestone Corporation. A 24-year employee with Firestone, Paris was recognized by Washington district manager Len Lebman and regional manager Dale Wentzel in a special meeting this summer.
   Marilyn Nordby of Mill Creek has joined Windermere Real Estate's Yarrow Bay office as a sales associate.

Recycling creates jobs

   The recycling industry has created nearly 17,000 jobs in Washington State and more than 3,000 in King county alone, according to a study recenly released by the King County Solid Waste Division.