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Supporting the Green Industrial Revolution

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | Lean, Manufacturing, Lean and Green
Between the government’s ambitious plans to go green and the recent trend of supporting sustainability, getting on board with the Green Industrial Revolution may positively impact your manufactu... Read More

The importance of workforce development: how you can retain your workforce by upskilling

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | Growth and Innovation, Operational Excellence
In recent years, many manufacturers have found it difficult to recruit and retain workers. Retaining employees is imperative to having a well-rounded workforce. Automation is quickly making many jobs ... Read More

Manufacturers’ Guide to Industry 4.0 Technologies: The Go-To Resource for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

Why don’t small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) adopt new technologies more quickly? Studies have uncovered many reasons, but most boil down to a very simple barrier: the lack of time. ... Read More

Start Your Planning for Manufacturing Month WA 2022 Today!

Monday, July 25, 2022 | Manufacturing, News Release, Workforce
Highlighting the Work of Manufacturers and Energizing a Future Pipeline of Skilled Workers in Washington State What are Manufacturing Day and Manufacturing Month WA? National Manufacturing Day, ... Read More

It's Rough Out There in the Cybersecurity World but Worse for Manufacturing!

Monday, July 18, 2022 | Cybersecurity, Manufacturing
In our July 12, 2022 Cybersecurity forum, Tim Chase, MGF-ISAC, Program Director (Manufacturing Information Sharing and Analysis Center) shares insight into why U.S. manufacturing w... Read More

How to Include Automation and Robotics in Manufacturing

Friday, July 15, 2022 | Manufacturing, Robotics
  As automation has made its way into the manufacturing workforce, manufacturers have grown accustomed to working alongside artificial intelligence doing day-to-day tasks. While manufacturer... Read More

Impact Washington Announces Retirement of Director of Finance and Announcement of Successor

Friday, June 17, 2022 | Manufacturing, News Release
Lori Friedt hands over the role to the new Director of Finance Impact Washington – NIST MEP is pleased to announce that Eddie A Roldan has been named the Center’s Director of Finance.... Read More

The Manufacturers’ Guide to Finding and Retaining Talent

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | Manufacturing, Workforce
  Steps that will help you improve and enhance your employee recruitment, retention, and engagement Employees matter. They are difficult to find and hard to replace, especially in today’s... Read More

Hackers Are Getting Sharper Than Ever - It’s Time To Make Sure Your Cybersecurity System Is Too

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | Cybersecurity, Manufacturing
Cybersecurity is an essential measure when it comes to protecting your manufacturing company against cyber threats and attacks. As the online world is continually growing, adapting, and containin... Read More

Coaching for Process, Energy, and Environmental Improvement

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | Lean, Manufacturing, Lean and Green
It’s hard to see opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction when you’re focused on running a business day-to-day. Break out of your usual routine, use new tools, and see y... Read More