July 2020 News
At Impact Washington, we're optimistic about entering into the pandemic recovery period. We're listening to our manufacturing community's concerns and using those insights to guide our approach to create accessible and attainable paths to manufacturing advancements and improvements that are responsive and reflective of this pandemic and post-pandemic-period.
NOW Available - Recovery Assistance Funds
We are pleased to announce the availability of $1.2 in CARES Act funds to aid Washington based manufacturers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Eligible applicants for the Recovery Assistance Funds include manufacturers, producers, and value-add processors in agriculture, food and beverage, seafood processing, aerospace products and parts, wood and paper products, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and medicine manufacturing, maritime, clean technology, and more.
The funds will cover consulting services on such issues as supply optimization and disruption planning, adjustments in plant design or workforce methods and approaches, onboarding and upskilling new and returning employees, production ramp-up and automation assessment and solutions, risk mitigation for cybersecurity vulnerability, business continuity planning, and change management.
Interested companies can request a no-cost recovery assessment to determine if they're eligible.
No-Cost Preventative & Preparedness Assessment
We are still providing every manufacturer with the opportunity to have a no-cost Preventative and Preparedness Assessment. The assessment includes a virtual site visit with an Impact Washington consultant followed quickly by a thoughtful implementation plan and debrief. Recommendations address the Operational Guidelines for Manufacturing Facilities posted to the Governor’s website on May 12, under Phase 2 Manufacturing Facility COVID-19 Requirements.No-Cost Preventative & Preparedness Assessment
What Our Clients Say...
"Thanks for the productive assessment meetings over the past two days. I felt the tools Impact Washington provided made pulling together an effective Return to Work Plan very straight forward. By giving the checklist in advance, we were able to improve the plan we had started and allowed us to discuss and resolve some issues before our walkthrough. That was very helpful. I wasn’t sure the virtual tour would be effective, but I think it was a good use of everyone’s time and worked very well. The suggestions and best practices you shared made us reconsider some of the points we were not sure of and add some items we had not considered. Working on this with you made us more confident that when we are allowed to bring our employees back to work, we will have created a safe work environment."
- Harry R, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Human Resources
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NEW Food Safety and Processing Service Desk Now Available
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With over 20 years of industry knowledge and expertise, our team of manufacturing experts is ready to offer the strategic partnerships that can propel manufacturing organizations forward and prioritize growth goals during COVID-19 recovery. Whether you need direction, support, or guidance related to accessing resources, implementing workforce engagement strategies, navigating COVID-19 concerns and challenges, or seizing new opportunities, everyone at Impact Washington is here for every small and mid-sized manufacturer across Washington State. We encourage you to reach out to us with questions or for additional support.
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