Archive of: Manufacturing

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High school apprenticeships open

High school apprenticeships open

Employers in advanced manufacturing and machine shop fields are working with apprenticeship programs to find new and future hires, while they are still in high school.

April 2017
Tacoma aerospace supplier to expand

Tacoma aerospace supplier to expand

A minimum $5 million expansion of a Tacoma manufacturing operation was announced today at a trade show in Germany. The growth will come over the next 20 months and should result in between 50 and 100 additional jobs.

April 2017

Striking a balance: Fun & Accountability

As he approaches "semi-retirement," Dillanos' CFO Rand Hill is remembering a 45-year career that has taken him from Europe to Japan and Alaska to Chile, yet always included the "people side" of corporate numbers.

March 2017

South Sound wins in state capital budget

It's only one-third of the way to a finish line, but a state capital spending plan that passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday does include a number of projects in the South Sound.

March 2017

Hearing ‘It can’t happen’ is motivating

This finalist for 2017 Financial Executive of the Year believes, "Listening and learning from everyone is key to the future of any business leader." Shantel Jones, CFO of Tacoma Propeller, lives that intention, as she also models it for her children.

March 2017

Thurston County: a taste for ?

Iconic local candy manufacturer Ice Chips is joining with visitor promotion folks in the South Sound to identify the "Taste of Thurston County" The vote is up to you.

March 2017

Orion leader is Exec of Year

Kudos continue to arrive at Orion Industries in Auburn, this time for its CEO, who is Aerospace Executive of the Year.

February 2017

Inslee’s state budget would hit biz

Higher taxes on one of the largest segments of businesses in Washington, and on investors and manufacturers are the source of increased spending proposed by Governor Inslee over the next two years.

December 2016

Services sector growth strong

Politicians are focused on the loss of American manufacturing jobs, but tend not to see the continuing growth in revenues found among the nation's Services sectors. The Census Bureau has new data.

November 2016

PUD #3: No hike for 2017 rates

More than 30,000 customers of Mason County's largest public utility district will not see any increase to their electric bills in the new year.

November 2016
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