Last week, Seattle Business magazine honored 15 pioneering companies at its annual Washington Manufacturing Awards gala. The event attracted 300 business leaders from across the state. The diversity of this year’s finalists —which included companies that make everything from RFID tags to bakery equipment —demonstrates the breadth and depth of the state’s industrial base.
“The winners were companies with innovative products who found ways to boost their competitiveness through improved manufacturing processes and effective marketing,” said Leslie Helm, editor of Seattle Business magazine. “It’s companies like these that remind us of the current strength and future promise of Washington’s manufacturing sector.” Washington manufacturers account for 12 percent of the state’s economy and close to half of all its exports.
As a premier sponsor of the annual Seattle Business Magazine’s Manufacturing Awards, Impact Washington would like to congratulate the winners of the 2016 awards!
2016 Washington Manufacturing Award Winners
Manufacturer of the Year
Manufacturing Executive of the Year
Food/Beverage Processor of the Year
Building Trades Business of the Year
- Loren Lyon, president, Impact Washington
- David McGiverin, president, Northwest Food Processors Association
- Thomas McLaughlin, executive director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS)
- Barbara Mead, partner, Moss Adams
- Ron Rauch, shareholder, Clark Nuber
- Bill Virgin, editor and publisher, Washington Manufacturing Alert
- Gary White, director of business retention and expansion, Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)
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