Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Artifex Wine Co, located in Walla Walla, is one of the few custom crush wineries in Washington State. In Artifex, the art of winemaking and the witty of manufacturing intersect. They are a manufacturing company in the strict sense of the concept with only one exception: the output of its manufacturing process is a living […]

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Q&A With Sarah Stuart: Continue With ISO/AS9100 Implementation?

Here is a question that we receive quite a lot.  In fact, a current client asked us this exact same question yesterday.  Question:  My team is telling me to not keep going with our ISO/AS9100 implementation.  They say we don’t have time to make things perfect. We have come so far?  What should I do? […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Washington is a big state, at least by European standards. Thanks to this job, I have the opportunity to visit so many different places that I need to share here. My most recent out of the Seattle area was to Port Townsend. The Make It In Washington project team had its Quarterly Meeting there. I […]

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My Summer At Impact Washington – Bacon Done Right

This week has been incredibly short as the fourth of July stemmed the end of a four day weekend. During this time I prepared and enjoyed cheeseburgers with caramelized onions, bacon, and chives. Personally, I find a strong garlic aioli with lemon and cilantro to be indispensable in most burgers. Furthermore, while caramelized onions are […]

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Apply to Be A TED Fellow – Starting July 18, 2017

Pretty much everyone has seen or heard of a TED talk.  So what exactly is TED? From their website: “TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. […]

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Wilcox Family Farms taps state Work Start grant to keep pace with growth

Commerce awards funding for training, technical assistance to create 20 new full-time jobs over the next three years in rural Pierce County community OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County and nonprofit small business manufacturing consultant Impact Washington, has awarded $75,000 from the […]

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My Summer At Impact Washington – The Bot Army

It has been a month and a half since I have begun my work here at Impact Washington. Salesforce has become my bread and butter, it would be disastrous if they took a financial fall. On a lighter note, several new bots have entered the workflow family. Finio takes care of our internal records without […]

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Q&A With Sarah Stuart: What Happens When Lean Fails?

I recently received a question though our website.  To answer it, I decided to reach out to one of our Resource Partners as he is an expert on how behavioral systems impact continuous improvement efforts. Gordy Anderson is the President of Box One Solutions.  Not only is he one of our top Resource Partners in […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Larry Oates, Alpha Winemaker of Sleeping Dog Winery, is not only an excellent winemaker, but a friendly and warm host for his customers. This small winery, less than 500 cases, produces different wines and offers the possibility of enjoying on purpose aged wines. With a background in Geology and Environmental L aw, Larry can talk […]

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