Impact Washington Boosts Support for New Manufacturing, Rural and Underserved Business Clients

Reorganization puts more resources in the field to help Washington manufacturers innovate, grow and reach new markets Bothell, WA (Oct. 25, 2019)  – Impact Washington will boost outreach and services to its new manufacturing clients, underserved small and rural businesses, and local food manufacturers, under a reorganization announced this week. Impact Washington’s newly streamlined Client and […]

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Learn What NIST SP 800-171 is and Who Needs to Follow It?

This article originally appeared on IndustryWeek. Guest blog post by Traci Spencer, Grant Program Manager for TechSolve, Inc., the southwest regional partner of the Ohio MEP, part of the MEP National NetworkTM. Manufacturers involved in supply chains tied to government contracts can anticipate those awards bringing in additional revenue at levels that might not be […]

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Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber attack occurs. In 2018, the U.S. business sector had the largest number of data breaches ever recorded: 571 breaches. Cybercriminals often rely on human error—employees failing to install software patches or clicking on malicious links—to gain access to systems. From the top leadership to the newest employee, […]

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Impact Washington Becomes Official Sponsor of the Women In Manufacturing Association (WiM) Washington Chapter

The Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM) Washington Chapter today, announced that Impact Washington has signed on as an Official Sponsor of the newly formed Chapter. The sponsorship supports the local Chapter and their ability to market and activate on a statewide level throughout the year, including at significant events, tradeshows, and much more. “The partnership […]

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Governor Jay Inslee Recognizes the Significance of National Manufacturing Day

Released on Friday, September 27, Governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation recognizing the significance and importance of observing National Manufacturing Day in Washington State. The manufacturing sector plays an integral part of our state economic and workforce development. We’d like to extend a thank you to all companies and associations who are opening their doors […]

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Lean into Sustainability with Impact Washington and Washington State Department of Ecology

Impact Washington and Washington State Department of Ecology have partnered to offer a customized lean and green program to Washington manufacturers. Lean: Manufacturers are cutting costs and increasing efficiency. Green: Customers are buying from green companies. Make your operations Lean and Green to stay ahead of the curve. By using lean practices and environmental methods […]

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Washington State Manufacturing Technology Adoption Survey

Help Us Understand Your Technology Adoption and Related Workforce Concerns – Take The SURVEY Now. The Washington State Legislature recently created the Future of Work Task Force, to address rapid changes in the manufacturing workplace. The Legislature charged the Task Force to prepare Washington state for a workplace that will feature automation, artificial intelligence, and […]

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The Impact of Manufacturing Day in Washington—and How to Get Involved.

Manufacturers across the country are preparing for Manufacturing Day® 2019, or MFG Day. Arriving October 4 this year, MFG Day is designed to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers. The annual event began in 2012, and was created to dispel the notion that all manufacturing jobs are “dark, dirty, and dangerous,” and to […]

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FREE Manufacturing Innovation and New Technology Adoption Forums

Join us at an upcoming forum where we’d like to share the topline results from the recent Manufacturing Innovation and New Technology Adoption Study and see if it resonates with you. Impact Washington initiated the Manufacturing Innovation and New Technology Adoption Study to better understand the current and projected technologies of our state’s small-to-medium-size manufacturing […]

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