Washington Manufacturing Awards

The award ceremony is on May 3 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton. Winners will be announced in the May issue.

The Washington Manufacturing Awards recognize companies making important progress in productivity, growth, and innovation.

The only thing people ask of product packaging is that it organize, protect and market what’s inside, doing so as efficiently as possible. Three generations of the Wall family have built a successful packaging business that continues to grow and innovate. 

Skills describes itself with a one-two-three mnemonic: one mission (creating a stable, rewarding workplace for people with disabilities), two bottom lines (financial and social) and three paths to achieve its goals (employing people with disabilities, offering vocational programs and serving as a role model/resource to the community). 

Bakeries often have leftover ingredients and finished goods that are past their sell-by date. Feed Commodities turns these cereal and grain-based bakery byproducts into animal feed in a certified safe-feed facility. 

Canyon Creek has invested millions in expanded manufacturing and showroom space and replacing aging machinery, all with an eye toward boosting production capacity and quality while accommodating growth.

Pharmaceuticals don’t have to be produced by the millions in one-size-fits-all formulas. They can be customized to match patients’ specific ailments.

Outdoor gear takes a beating in rugged conditions. Gear Aid makes the adhesives, tapes, water repellents, cleaners, lubricants and deodorizers to restore camping equipment and sporting goods to prime condition.

Hops are a crucial flavoring ingredient in beer brewing, and Yakima Valley happens to be the world’s center of hops production.

The name certainly suggests its aerospace heritage, but Aero Precision today focuses on another product requiring sophisticated manufacturing and razor-thin tolerances.