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Attention Washington Manufacturers: Empower Your Female Workforce with the WiM Washington Chapter!

Monday, June 19, 2023 | Workforce Development, All
We are thrilled to present an extraordinary opportunity for manufacturers in Washington. The Women in Manufacturing (WiM) organization, dedicated to empowering women in the industry, has a local ch... Read More

Impact Washington – NIST MEP Welcomes Kelley Sowards as Account Executive and Announces Board Updates

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | News Release, All
Personnel Changes Strengthen Manufacturing Expertise with New Regional Leadership and Board Transitions Impact Washington, an approved center and official representative of the MEP National... Read More

Impact Washington – NIST MEP Announces Three Board Members

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | News Release, All
New members will enhance the board's focus on the needs of manufacturers around the state. Bothell, WA (May 24, 2023) - Impact Washington, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and ... Read More

The Power of Phishing-Resistant Authenticators: Safeguarding Sensitive Data from Impersonation Attacks

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, Operational Excellence, All
If you own a computer, watch the news, or spend virtually any time online these days, you have probably heard the term “phishing.” Never in a positive context…and possibly becaus... Read More

Manufacturers’ Guide to Industry 4.0 Technologies

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | Operational Excellence, All
The Go-To Resource For Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, is transforming and digitalizing manufacturing today. From emerging technologies to the... Read More

Washington State's Partnership with Impact Washington-NIST MEP Promotes Lean and Green Manufacturing

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | Lean and Green, Grants, Operational Excellence, All
Transforming Manufacturing with Lean and Green Practices Did you know that the Washington State Department of Ecology partners with Impact Washington-NIST MEP to provide manufacturers in... Read More

The Manufacturers’ Guide to Finding and Retaining Talent

Thursday, May 4, 2023 | Workforce Development, All
Improve and Enhance Your Employee Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement Employees matter. They are challenging to find and hard to replace, especially in today’s labor market. The longevity ... Read More

Maintain Your Eligibility for DoD Contracts: Updates to the CMMC

Thursday, April 27, 2023 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, All
Initially, the CMMC compliance deadline for defense contractors was 2026, with a gradual rollout for different contract types. However, the DoD recently announced that the new contract compliance dead... Read More

How Training Within Industry Helps Manufacturers Capture and Transfer Experience Know-How

Friday, April 21, 2023 | Workforce Development, All
Training Within Industry, commonly referred to as TWI, originated in the United States in the 1940s during World War II. According to the TWI Institute, a national network of industry professi... Read More

Make Food Safety A Top Priority And Ensure That You Meet All FSMA Requirements

Friday, April 21, 2023 | Food and Beverage , All
In the 1990s and early 2000s, the United States experienced a series of high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks. These incidents posed a significant public health risk and threatened the economic ... Read More