Happy #MFGDay 16

It’s a BIG Day in Manufacturing!  It’s Manufacturing Day 2016! According to the Department of Commerce: Manufacturing supports 17.4 million U.S. jobs Manufacturing career opportunities include engineers, designers, machinists, computer programmers among others The annual average salary of entry-level manufacturing engineers is nearly $60,000 The annual average salary of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000, […]

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Grow your Business in 2016 with Impact Washington!

Governor Jay Inslee, Puget Sound Regional Council and Impact Washington rolled out results of a pilot project that will save over $1 million annually for six defense manufacturers and will result in a total of 70 more jobs in one company alone. The pilot tested whether the NextGen LEAN program could help small- and medium-size […]

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Are You Aware Of The Latest ISO Certification Requirements?

Are you aware of the latest ISO certification requirements? ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organizations to be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction. The ISO 9001 standard was revised in September, 2015. At Impact Washington we use the principles of Lean […]

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Skills for Growth – Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit

By Pete Carlson (President of Regional Growth Strategies) A new skill development system is beginning to take shape in regions across the US. It’s defining feature is that it’s demand-driven – that is, it focuses on getting the right workers with the right skills to the right place at the right time. This new system […]

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Grow your Business in 2016 with Impact Washington!

Greetings, In early 2015, I joined Impact Washington as President and Center Director after six years as a board member. My background is primarily electromechanical manufacturing in the Pacific NW. As an entrepreneur, and CEO of several successful companies and a former Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, I have a strong appreciation and […]

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