June 30, 2010 2:27 PM

Containment booms a boon for Tacoma company

Tacoma Tent & Awning Co., which saw its business grow quickly in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation five years ago, is now building thousands of feet of oil-containment booms needed to keep the crude still spewing from a runaway Gulf of Mexico well from spreading to more beaches, inlets and marinas on the Gulf Coast.

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