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Since Westward’s founding, the firm has invested in 34 Companies and made one minority investment.

Globe Machine Manufacturing is a custom factory solutions provider for complex process manufacturing, located in Tacoma, WA. Globe was founded in 1917 as a supplier of saws and presses for the wood products industry. The Company now serves numerous business sectors, including industrial automation and robotics, composites, building products, and the pulp, paper & packaging end markets, with systems in factories around the world.


Three Bears Alaska is an Alaskan-owned chain of grocery stores with so much more.  It was started in Tok, AK in 1980, and has grown to over 20 locations including Mini-Warehouses, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Ace Hardware stores, and Fuel Stations throughout Alaska and in Montana.  The Company generates over $300 million in annual sales, and is growing rapidly as a result of ambitious new store openings throughout the State.  We take great pride in our Company’s promise to our customers for over 40 years:  No memberships, no fees, no clubs to join.  Just everyday low prices for our valued customers.

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For the past 45 years, Pacific Northwest-based Superfeet has been creating innovative insoles featuring the Superfeet® shape, helping millions of people worldwide experience unparalleled comfort, pain relief and performance. Today, through the latest advancements in 3D-printing technology, Superfeet is breaking down barriers associated with custom products by providing easier access to state-of-the-art personalized fit. Superfeet gives 1% of sales and countless volunteer hours to help others shape a strong foundation for a healthy future.


Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Anchorage, Grant Aviation, Inc. is the leading logistics company offering regional air transport for mail & cargo, Essential Air Services, passenger, and medevac to rural communities in Southwestern Alaska.

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In business for 25 years, Cascade Coffee is a premier full-service outsourced coffee roaster that serves large household coffee names as well as up-and-coming coffee producers. Cascade prides itself on its world-class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, enabling its flexible and dynamic production capabilities, and leading R&D capabilities.


CMS possesses over 30 years of experience providing environmental consulting and arranging natural gas supply services in the Pacific Northwest energy markets. The Company serves hospitals, universities, large municipalities, and Fortune 500 companies, providing long-term budget certainty, cost savings, and customer advocacy with regard to regulatory and environmental legislation not available with regulated utilities.


Founded over 50 years ago, Curtis is a diversified industrial and environmental services company offering maintenance and equipment to the steel industry, as well as, agriculture container recycling throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta. Curtis owns one of the only private rail spurs in Saskatchewan and provides excavation, grading and snow removal throughout the greater Regina region. Westward invested in Curtis in 2013 and has since acquired the remaining share of a Joint Venture partner not originally owned by Curtis.

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In business for 26 years, Environmental Containment (ECC) is one of the largest one-stop-shop runoff containment companies in the Pacific Northwest. The Company offers pour-in-place detention vaults, precast vaults, and railroad containment vaults, all of which come with trusted installation. Westward invested in the company to enable it to grow and has since sourced two bolt-ons to augment ECC's product breadth.

"From the start, Westward worked very efficiently to close our transaction, helping us to provide due diligence requests and objectives in an efficient manner.  They have a highly collaborative team that is invested in the success of our relationship. Westward has been integral in obtaining new financial relationships to enable growth for Three Bears, helping foster ongoing relationships with financial institutions at the highest level that help when working with local teams. Their team has always been available when needed and listens with an open mind when presented with new acquisitions and growth opportunities.  In short, the Westward team is willing to step in when we need them! They have been great to work with."
- Dave Weisz – CEO, Three Bears
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