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Wednesday, October 5

MEDIA ADVISORY: Washington Manufacturers Open Their Doors for Nationwide Manufacturing Day Oct. 7

As part of the National Association of Manufacturers’ annual Manufacturing Day, businesses around the state will share their shop floors with students, community leaders Friday

OLYMPIA —Association of Washington Business members and other companies are participating in the nationwide Manufacturing Day this Friday, Oct. 7. The manufacturing operations will open their doors to local schools, lawmakers and community members to learn more about the high-tech manufacturing jobs that are integral to the state’s economy and creating opportunities throughout the state and nation.

The day was started by the National Association of Manufacturers to educate the public and the next generation about the value of the industry and the good-paying jobs it offers.

Manufacturing Day participants include:

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham

Buyken Metal Products, Inc.
1216 4th Ave. N., Kent

CAMPS - Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound
495 Andover Park E., Seattle

Chris Webb (Leavitt NW) & Janicki Industries
34240 SR20, Hamilton

Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood

Columbia Machine
3210 N.E. 52nd St., Vancouver

Everett Community College
909 N. Broadway Ave., Everett

14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver

Lake Washington Institution of Technology
11605 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland

1610 Heritage St., Woodland

Out of the Box Manufacturing
1600 S.W. 43rd St., Renton

Partners in Careers
3210 N.E. 52nd St., Vancouver

18411 77th Pl. S., Kent

SEA-LECT Plastics Corporation
3420 Smith Ave., Everett

Seattle Made
220 2nd Ave. S., #202, Seattle

3210 N.E. 52nd St., Vancouver

Signs Plus, Inc.
766 Marine Dr., Bellingham

Technic Training Center
2085 Main St., Lynden

The Foundry, Bellingham's Makerspace
1515 N. Forest St., Bellingham

About the Association of Washington Business
Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes nearly 8,000 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association, and recently received the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ 2016 Chamber of the Year award. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit

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