April 2, 2020

Gov. Inslee calls for "World War II" moment on manufacturing; AWB helps lead effort

AWB President Kris Johnson joined Gov. Jay Inslee (remotely, of course) for a press conference Wednesday about how Washington's manufactu...
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March 25, 2020

Top COVID-19 questions and answers as "Stay Home" order goes into effect

Gov. Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order goes into effect this evening, and employers have reached out to AWB with questions on how the ru...
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March 20, 2020

AWB survey: 81% of employers affected by coronavirus

A new survey of Washington employers finds that 81% of respondents have been negatively impacted by COVID-19-related issues. ...
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January 13, 2020

AWB kicks off 2020 session with a focus on statewide prosperity

AWB's government affairs team is already deeply engaged as the Legislature officially begins its 60-day "short" session today. Hearings on major le...
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November 26, 2019

Enthusiastic 10-year-old 'Change Maker' will light Holiday Kids' Tree (w/ video)

When the Holiday Kids' Tree lights go on next Friday, Dec. 6, a young "change maker" from Lewis County will be the one flipping the switch. ...
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November 4, 2019

Cosmic Crisp reviews: "That's everything I like in an apple all at once..."

I'll admit to being a little bit of a super fan when it comes to Washington's newest apple, the Cosmic Crisp. ...
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October 28, 2019

National gaze turns to Colville and growing CLT industry

National Public Radio featured Vaagen Timbers last week in a report on how the growing cross-laminated timber (CLT) industry is "bridging divi...
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October 14, 2019

Day 7: Manufacturing Week bus tour concludes with energy, tech, hops and more

Seven days on the road ended on Thursday as the AWB Manufacturing Week bus tour cruised through the rich farmland of south-central Washington. From...
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October 9, 2019

Day 6: Aluminum, bioplastics, grain and more in Eastern Washington (w/ video)

The range of what Washington can grow, produce, refine and create was on display during the sixth day of AWB’s Manufacturing Week bus tour, as th...
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October 8, 2019

Day 5: Manufacturing Week bus tour heads to Central Washington fruit processing, boat building, high-tech timber and more (w/ video)

The AWB Manufacturing Week tour bus began the fifth day of its cross-state tour in Cashmere, where a forward-thinking port district has created a t...
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