My Summer At Impact Washington – Settling In

Having spent the last several years in Burlington, Vermont, I had always heard of the other artsy forest city on the far side of the country. Curious as to how this supposed home away from home holds up, I decided to find employment in the Seattle area and spend the summer experiencing it. My search […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Okay, time to get personal. Some of my very personal interest are, in no particular order: Wine; I am from a wine region in Spain (Jerez de la Frontera) Airplanes, because c’mon! They are so cool!! Innovation, as an integral part of my career World War II; I am a History Geek When these marry together […]

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The Produce Safety Rule and FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. It is the most sweeping reform of the United States’ food safety laws in over 70 years. The overall objective of FSMA is to focus on prevention of food safety issues. There are seven primary rules included within FSMA: Produce Safety […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

  Winemaking in Washington is a booming industry and it is the passion of our winemakers. Combining that passion, a prime location with a temperate climate, and years of knowledge, small wineries are manufacturing amazing products. Here is a just a taste of what was beyond my cubicle this week as I traveled the wine country of Eastern Washington. Passion […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

You can find amazing things in East and Central Washington. From somebody making bullets for ancient firearms to incredible woodwork like what is being Built by Daniel, a small company in Selah, WA, that makes customize furniture in wood. Daniel himself will translate your idea into his vision and will put his soul and passion […]

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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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