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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Independent Study Confirms MEP Program Impacts. The MEP National Network Program Shows 14.4 to 1 Return to the Federal Treasury

(Washington D.C.) May 17, 2019 – A recent study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generates a substantial economic and financial return of 14.4:1 for the $140 million annually invested by the federal government.    The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a federal […]

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News Release: Washington State Robotics Workforce Readiness Program to Receive Funding-Principal Investigator Impact Washington

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Selects Eleven New Education and Workforce Development Projects for Funding  Selected projects aim to accelerate US manufacturing workforce initiatives through targeted outreach On May 1st, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) announced the selection of 11 new education and workforce development projects, awarded to members of its national consortium. Pending final negotiations, ARM plans to provide more than $2.2M in […]

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Impact Washington Hires New Marketing Lead

Impact Washington announces that marketing executive Carol Blayden has joined the company as Marketing & Communications Manager. In this newly created role, Blayden will oversee all marketing strategy and execution for Impact Washington. “We are excited to add Carol to our management team as we continue to grow our capabilities to deliver full-service assistance to […]

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Impact Washington Joins MEP Centers in Idaho and Montana in Effort to Broaden Food Safety Resources, and Partnership hires Jolene Cram to Lead Collaboration

As a result of a new partnership that includes Impact Washington and related manufacturing outreach services in Idaho and Montana, Washington food and beverage producers now have access to a wider set of resources for complying with safety regulations. The partnership, which includes Idaho’s TechHelp and the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC), is an initiative […]

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We Extend a Warm Welcome to Visual Options as our Latest Made in Washington Member

Specializing in all things unique – let us introduce you to Tacoma, Washington based Visual Options our Latest Made in Washington member. Visual Options is a women owned, custom fabrication company that develops, designs, and manufactures unique products and solutions for businesses and individuals. Utilizing numerous materials, their team moves from design ideation to project […]

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