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10 best practices for implementation of lean manufacturing

Friday, April 9, 2021 | Lean, Manufacturing
Many businesses have implemented cutting-edge strategies that require lean manufacturing. These techniques could increase productivity, eliminate waste, decrease numerous types of expenses, optimize t... Read More

Job Skills Program Applications Now Being Accepted! Round 1 Application Deadline is May 31, 2021.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce, Grant
  Job Skills Program (JSP) awards grants to licensed educational institutions in Washington. Funds are awarded on a first-approved, rolling basis throughout the fiscal year. Washington&rs... Read More

Circular Innovation Challenge 2021: A Pitch Competition for Best Waste-to-Market Manufactured Product Idea

Circular Innovation Challenge 2021: a virtual pitch competition for the best-manufactured product idea using ‘waste’ or recycled materials. Awards include a $10,000 cash prize, mentorsh... Read More

Working Washington Grants: Round 4 – Open now

Working Washington Grants: Round 4 – Open now.  The application portal will be open until 5:00 PM PDT on April 9. The newest round of Working Washington small business grants is now o... Read More

Paycheck Protection Program Extended through May 31, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021 | Manufacturing, News Release, Workforce
Paycheck Protection Program Extended through May 31, 2021, Providing Small Businesses with Extra Time to Apply. The PPP a low-interest Small Business Administration loan program helping small busine... Read More

Advanced Technology Team Established to Help Manufacturers Solve New or Emerging Manufacturing Challenges

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | Aerospace, Cybersecurity, Manufacturing, Robotics
As you bring your plant into the next century, Impact Washington has resources available to help you on your journey with Industry 4.0, Cobots, 3D printing, or any other technical challenge you may ha... Read More

Founder’s Choice Cabinetry Wins 2020 National Pollution Prevention Roundtable MVP2 Award

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | Manufacturing, News Release
On January 19, members of the Washington Department of Ecology,  Impact Washington, Tacoma Pierce Economic Development Board, and Tacoma Economic Development Services vis... Read More

Reflections on a Manufacturing Advocate - A Tribute to Bill Virgin

Friday, January 8, 2021 | Manufacturing, News Release
                        As we begin 2021, a year of hope, potential, and new beginnings, we pay tribute to an advocate... Read More

Manufacturers Share Views on Leadership from the Pandemic Shop Floor

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | Manufacturing, Workforce
In a series called the "National Conversation with Manufacturers” six manufacturing executives share with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partne... Read More

Governor Inslee observes October as Manufacturing Month

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Manufacturing, News Release, Workforce, Event
Earlier today, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month. Impact Washington would like to thank the Governor and his team for this proclamation and their su... Read More