September 2023

Mark of Excellence Award Final Sept 2023 500 x 350 px

Washington State's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center Honored with Distinguished Award for Exceptional Market Leadership

Impact Washington-NIST MEP has earned a prestigious industry award in recognition of its exceptional expertise, leadership, and profound impact on the market.

This award is bestowed biennially upon just one NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center, highlighting the outstanding achievements and dedication of the recipient. The Tab Wilkins Mark of Excellence award specifically commends a Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center that has exceeded expectations by developing and executing an exemplary initiative that supports its regional manufacturing community, the national manufacturing industry, and the broader MEP National Network.

The award recognizes a Center that has undertaken a manufacturing-focused initiative with significant public benefits, such as job preservation or growth, heightened public awareness of manufacturing's importance, strengthening the entire MEP National Network of Centers, or enhancing the reputation of the National Network by playing an exceptional role within its served community.

To qualify for this prestigious industry award, centers must earn a nomination, with final selections made by a panel of industry leaders from MEP Centers. Read full news release here 

 MEP Supply Chain Guide

Discover Our Latest Resource: The Manufacturer's Guide to Supply Chain Risk Management

At Impact Washington, we understand the ever-evolving landscape of the manufacturing world and the unique challenges small manufacturers face.

We are thrilled to introduce our newest resource, the "Manufacturer's Guide to Supply Chain Risk Management." This guide is tailor-made to empower manufacturers like you to proactively tackle supply chain challenges, enhance resilience, and remain responsive to your customers' evolving needs.

In today's dynamic marketplace, small manufacturers play a pivotal role. However, they also face unique supply chain challenges impacting operations and profitability. Rising costs, disruptions, and uncertainties can strain resources and threaten business continuity. This guide is your roadmap to navigate these challenges effectively.

Inside the Guide, you'll find:

  • Comprehensive strategies to understand and manage supply chain risks.
  • Insights into the benefits of reshoring as a risk mitigation strategy.
  • Practical approaches to mapping your supply chain network.
  • Wisdom in supplier scouting and building resilient supplier relationships.
  • A user-friendly self-assessment tool to evaluate your supply chain risk management readiness.
  • The importance of a balanced KPI scorecard for continuous improvement.
  • How supply chain management contributes to overall manufacturer resilience.

This Guide is invaluable for your organization, helping you stay competitive, agile, and prepared for future challenges and opportunities. To access the complete Guide, click here.

Impact Washington Supplier Scouting Program

Impact Washington's Supplier Scouting and Matching Services 

What We Can Do for Your Organization!

The manufacturing process for any product relies on access to essential materials. However, sourcing rare resources or navigating complex supply chains can be challenging. At Impact Washington, we understand these difficulties especially when striving for American-made standards or reducing the impact of international shipping.

Our supplier scouting Services are here to help your organization overcome these obstacles. We specialize in connecting your organization with the right suppliers who can cater to your unique needs. Services are provided Free or charge!!

Download our one-sheet to learn more about ALL our services.

Welcome Jeanette M Provan Sept 2023 500 x 150 px

Seasoned Manufacturing Leader hired to Drive Growth and Excellence in the Region.

Impact Washington-NIST MEP is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team, Jeanette M. Provan, who joins us as the Account Executive for Eastern Washington. Jeanette brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role, and we are confident that her leadership will contribute significantly to our mission of driving growth and excellence in the manufacturing industry.

Provan is a results-driven leader with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing industries, specializing in lean manufacturing, operations leadership, and continuous improvement. She has a proven track record of mentoring teams to achieve outstanding results in competitive environments. Jeanette's ability to build strong safety cultures, optimize supply chains, and implement reliability-based maintenance programs makes her an asset to our team. Read full news announcement here

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound

Introducing The CAMPS Manufacturing Accelerator

As a manufacturer in Washington State, you have seen your fair share of challenges in facing ever-changing economic conditions and staying ahead of the competition. We invite you to join a new program created by our partners at CAMPS - The CAMPS Manufacturing Accelerator.

The Accelerator combines meetings with other manufacturing leaders in your area and local, state, and federal support agencies. The Accelerator will give you access to practical tools designed to help you achieve sustainable growth and long-term success. 

CAMPS understands the importance of investing in your company's future. They will hold three annual face-to-face meetings in seven convenient locations throughout the state and provide you with online access to essential revenue, funding, and support services specifically for manufacturers.

You'll find the support you need to tackle any obstacles that come your way confidently. Learn more about the CAMPS Manufacturing Accelerator here.

AWB Tour 2

Impact Washington is preparing to join AWB's yearly Manufacturing Week bus tour and accompanying video series October 4-11th.

This annual event serves as a powerful platform for amplifying the significance of manufacturing within our state. These initiatives are instrumental in bolstering the growth and prosperity of Washington's manufacturing sector while striving to realize our ambitious objective of doubling manufacturing output in the state by 2031.

This comprehensive endeavor highlights the dedicated artisans and manufacturers of Washington. It underscores the crucial need for policymakers, economic development organizations, chamber of commerce leaders, and other stakeholders to rally behind and actively champion the cause of our state's manufacturers. It fosters a climate of support and advocacy that is essential for our manufacturing industry's continued success and expansion. See the full schedule and tour stops here.

MFG Month

MFG Month | Day WA 2023 is just around the corner! 

We are calling on all manufacturers and industry enthusiasts! It's time to gear up for Manufacturing Month in Washington, a crucial event with immense significance for the manufacturing sector.

Research consistently shows that tying manufacturing careers to creativity, problem-solving, teamwork, diversity of work and career paths and making a difference can enhance perspectives on the industry with students and emerging workers. Coupled with research showing that a student’s own experiences are the biggest drivers of their career choice, MFG month is a proven way to open doors to future careers. 

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Conferences, Expos And Networking

 Where You'll Find The Impact Washington Team 


Promoting and Celebrating the vibrant manufacturing industry in Spokane

The MANUFACTURING MATTERS event commemorates Spokane's rich history of making quality goods that fuel economic prosperity. As the presenting sponsor we invite you to join us. New this year will be the awarding of our Spokane Regional Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

The evening begins with a networking reception, followed by a gourmet meal and program.

October 5th | CenterPlace Regional Event Center | 5:00-7:00 pm | Learn more and register here 

WIM Washington October Event

Design & Engineering at Starfish Space | Tukwila

October 18th | 3:00 - 5:00 pm | Learn more and register here

PNAA Manufacturer Forward 500 x 200

Leveraging Technology for the Advancement of Aerospace Manufacturing

In Partnership with PNAA Impact Washington is excited to present the Manufacture Forward Conference & Expo, where we will revolutionize the way we approach manufacturing. This event is dedicated to strengthening processes, empowering the workforce, and optimizing the supply chain through the power of technology.

Mark your calendars for this opportunity to network, learn, and collaborate with industry pioneers. Together, let's pave the way towards a future of manufacturing excellence and embrace the transformative power of technology.

ShoWare Center, Kent, Washington 

Conference is October 11th | Expo is October 11th & 12th.

Companies interested in being part of the EXPO please learn more here

Those interested in attending can learn more and register here 

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CAMPS Annual Manufacturing Conference

Don't miss this chance to learn about the latest trends, technologies, and ideas in manufacturing, and connect with industry leaders to shape the future of the field.

October 25th | 10:00 am - 5:30 p.m | The Meydenbauer Center

View event agenda here | Register Here

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