Archive of: Manufacturing

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Are you getting your share?

In a business world increasingly swimming in 'big data,' too many managers are over-whelmed and end up doing mostly nothing with those inputs, according to a presenter at a recent conference of small and mid-sized manufacturers.

June 2015

Selling Washington aerospace in Paris

Economic development advocates and private sector companies will carry Washington state's message to next months 2015 Paris Air Show, in hopes of attracting new participants in the state's $85.7 billion aerospace sector.

May 2015

Environmental penalty reduced

Penalties from a 2013 oil spill in Tacoma's Hylebos Waterway will largely go to establishing a new salt marsh along the shores of that body of water, according to an announcement today from state Department of Ecology.

May 2015

Boeing Q1 revenue up 8 percent

Boeing’s first quarter revenue increased 8 percent to $22.1 billion on higher commercial deliveries, according to a statement from the national aerospace company.

April 2015

Union retreats on So. Carolina vote

The Machinists' union has withdrawn its petition seeking to force a vote on unionization of the Boeing South Carolina workforce. The company said in a statement that it looks forward to moving forward together with its employees.

April 2015

Print NW :: a Top Place to Work

Growing beyond 150 employees, Lakewood-based Print NW is expanding its range of services far beyond ink-on-paper, and finds itself need to "grow its own" managers through formal training in order to keep up with customers' needs.

April 2015

Capitol City Press :: Top Place to Work

As an ESOP employee owned company, Capitol City Press in Tumwater is unique in every worker there has a vested interest in the company's success. Not surprisingly, they report there is a very low turn-over rate among this working "family" commercial printing operation.

April 2015

Will gas prices slide with refinery strike over?

When labor unions stuck Arlington's Tesoro oil refinery in February, gas pump prices jumped up because of the possible interruption of supplies. Now that the strike is over, will prices return to a downward trend?

March 2015

State: Jobs picture stays strong

More persons had jobs and fewer claimed unemployment in February, but Washington state still had a tiny net loss of 600 jobs for the month, according today's report from Employment Security Department.

March 2015

Union seeks vote at S.C. Boeing

Machinists union seeks vote to organize Boeing's South Carolina workers. The company maintains that IAM representation is not necessary, nor in the interest of its Charleston workforce.

March 2015
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