Attending Events Like the ISO 9001/AS9100 Standards Change: One Day Seminar Can Make Things Clear

By Kristin Kautz, SW Washington Account Executive Recently, Impact Washington hosted an ISO 9001/AS9100 Standards Change: One Day Seminar held in Vancouver, WA.  It proved to be just what the participants were looking for. The morning included a review of the new standards (AS9100 and ISO 9001) to provide an understanding what has changed.  This […]

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Happy Holidays From Impact Washington

It is hard to believe that 2016 is drawing to a close.  It was another busy year, filled with wonderful opportunties, partnering with so many incredible manufacturers in Washington State. It is incredibly fulfulling getting to work with each of you.  Whether it’s helping your business become LEAN, getting your workplace up to date with […]

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New Aerospace Supply Chain Quality Management Requirements

Guest blog post by Marcia Buser and Tristan Buser-Molatore In our last blog post, we reported on the new aerospace quality requirements for preventing counterfeit product as presented at the American Aerospace Quality Group aerospace auditors workshop held July 21 and 22. In this post we share what we learned about new requirements related to […]

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Impact Washington Launches A New Practice Area Focused on Food Safety Under the Leadership of Expert Craig Doan

FDA Issues Draft Guidances under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act for Animal Foods and the Classification of Activities for Farms and Facilities As the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) continues, the agency today issued two draft guidances to assist industry with the implementation of the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule […]

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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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Preventing Counterfeit Products in the Aerospace Supply Chain

Guest blog post by Marcia Buser and Tristan Buser-Molatore   In our last blog post, we reported on the new requirements to consider human factors when addressing nonconformances as presented at the American Aerospace Quality Group aerospace auditors workshop held July 21 and 22. In this post we share what we learned about the new […]

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Bringing Science On the Road

Everyone agrees:  We need to get the youth of America excited about manufacturing. Doing that can prove to be a challenge; but one unique program, the PlastiVan, is getting the job done. “The PlastiVan Program is a great way to WOW and excite young people about the science and the vast opportunities the plastics industry […]

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Bringing Manufacturing Day Home

The first proclamation for #MFGDay16 came from right here in Washington state when Governor Jay Inslee declared that Friday, October 7 would officially be Manufacturing Day. The best way to celebrate Manufacturing Day is to host an event. It can be public, private, big, small, even virtual. Your target audience can be community members, the media, […]

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