October 1, 2018
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AIM Aerospace bringing 600 jobs to Sumner

AIM Aerospace is currently expanding its Sumner location, which will bring 600 jobs to the area, The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The company is moving its Auburn location to Sumner, the newspaper reports, and is consolidating several facilities into one.

Additionally, the Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded $125,000 to the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board, funds that will support the company’s capital investments, the company announced in a news release.

The company plans to “expand its carbon fiber advanced manufacturing technologies for military, commercial aerospace, engines, secondary/primary structures and unmanned aerial vehicles,” according to the release.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to create good-paying manufacturing jobs, especially in our South Sound region,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “Our state is home to so many innovative world-class companies and it’s exciting to be part of helping them expand and grow.”

The company plans to expand its workforce 30 percent by 2023.

The company is currently hiring. For more information, visit http://www.aim-aerospace.com/.

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Vote No on I-1631

No vote urged on pollution fee initiative

By The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Editorial Board

Earlier this year we opposed Gov. Jay Inslee's effort to impose a carbon-emissions tax in the Washington state Legislature.

We now oppose a similar effort to impose a carbon tax -- now dubbed a pollution fee -- through Initiative 1631. We urge a no vote on I-1631 on the November ballot.

This does not mean we oppose all efforts to combat climate change, which we see as a real and serious threat to all of us.

But any effective effort to reduce the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change should be done on a national scale at the federal level. A state-by-state approach such as the initiative adopts won't achieve much except to create an economic burden on those living in Washington state...

Read the full editorial in The Union-Bulletin
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