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NIST Updates Cybersecurity Framework to Tackle Supply Chain Threats, Vulnerability Disclosure and More

Four years after the initial iteration was released, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released version 1.1 of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity... Read More

City of Tacoma’s MBDA Business Center Named Public Agency of the Year 

Friday, March 16, 2018 | News Release
Tacoma, Wash. — The City of Tacoma’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center has been named Public Agency of the Year by the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Dev... Read More

Welcome Will Kitchen

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | News Release
New Southwest Washington Account Executive, Will Kitchen Dear Clients and Friends, I’d like to introduce a new member of our Impact Washington team, Will Kitchen.  He will be starti... Read More

Stories From the Road

Friday, February 9, 2018 | Manufactured in WA Highlight
Impact Washington recently met with Twin Brook Creamery in Lynden, Healthy Pet in Ferndale, and Golden Boy Foods in Blaine.   Twin Brooks utilizes Jersey cows that produce milk with a higher pe... Read More

Calling All Washington State Manufacturers!

Washington’s Manufacturing Awards program recognizes companies making important progress in productivity, growth and innovation. Considered the Oscars for Washington state manufacturers, comp... Read More

Q&A With Sarah Stuart: Guest Post On Cybersecurity

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, Operational Excellence
  Geoff Lawrence, Account Executive This month’s Q&A With Sarah Stuart is hosted by her colleague, Geoff Lawrence, Impact Washington’s resident expert on Cybersecurity.&nb... Read More

Q&A With Sarah Stuart: Find Your Bright Spot

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Operational Excellence
As I have traveled our state, I have received  many questions about the best way to start doing Lean. While Lean has helped many companies in some manufacturing industries improve significantly, ... Read More

Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Manufactured in WA Highlight
I’m back!  After a long period of time where I have been focusing on finishing lots of reports and projects, I finally have a moment to think, write, and share about my trips around the Sta... Read More

#MFGDay17: Career Paths For A Stronger Community

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Workforce Development, Manufacturing Day
ControlTek, along with nLight Photonics and TigerStop, are outstanding Clark County manufacturers with forward thinking leadership and process improvement mentality.  They know what it takes to b... Read More

DoD Contractors Required to Meet Cybersecurity Requirements by Year End

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, Operational Excellence
Cooley Alert October 4, 2017 The window for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors to bring themselves into compliance with cybersecurity requirements is closing. Specifically, changes to the Defe... Read More