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How Automation Can Help Retain Your Workforce

The Small and Medium Manufacturing Study: Robotics and Technology Engagement conducted early last year confirmed that the top organizational challenges faced by manufacturers today are labor costs ... Read More

Washington State Based Manufacturers Show Value Of MEP Program To Congressional Representatives

Several Washington manufacturing leaders traveled with Impact Washington – NIST MEP to Washington, DC, March 8th – March 9th to advocate for Impact Washington and the NIST Manufacturing... Read More

Digital Transformation for SME's on a Small Budget: It Can Be Done

Friday, February 3, 2023 | Growth and Innovation, Operational Excellence
With the fourth industrial revolution focusing majorly on manufacturing process enhancement through the internet of things (IoT), cybersecurity systems, artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud comp... Read More

Are Initiatives in Your Company Dead on Arrival? Strategy Deployment May Be the Solution

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | Workforce Development, Growth and Innovation
Your business goals are hopeful wishes if you don't have a plan to bring them to fruition. Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to turn their business objectives into action. With the chaos o... 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

How to Include Automation and Robotics in Manufacturing

Friday, July 15, 2022 | Growth and Innovation
  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

How to Scout for Your Next Business Growth Opportunity

Monday, April 18, 2022 | Growth and Innovation
  Taking advantage of business growth opportunities is imperative for creating and sustaining a successful manufacturing company. The recent Covid-19 pandemic caused massive supply chain is... Read More

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

Monday, April 5, 2021 | News Release, Grants, Growth and Innovation
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

Impact Washington Teams Up with Local Partners To Offer Robotics Workshops in 2020

Monday, December 9, 2019 | News Release, Growth and Innovation
Innovative partnership integrates local expertise to help Washington State manufacturers learn how cobots can add value to their workforce challenges. Individuals from Impact Washington, Rapid Design... Read More

FREE Manufacturing Innovation and New Technology Adoption Forums

Join us at an upcoming forum where we’d like to share the topline results from the recent Manufacturing Innovation and New Technology Adoption Study and see if it resonates with you. Impact Wa... Read More