The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards

Manufacturers are well versed in dealing with forces and trends far beyond their control or ability to influence, but in 2016, that talent is being tested to a degree not seen in years. Between weak economies — both at home and in major export markets — and issues like health care costs and workforce availability, there is no shortage of challenges. There’s also no shortage in the manufacturing community of the ingenuity and drive it takes to overcome whatever economic reality and global competition might throw at it. Here are the winners of Seattle Business magazine’s 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards, and the stories of how they’re making their own future.
Legacy Award 
2016 Judges
Loren Lyon, president, Impact Washington  
David McGiverin, president, Northwest Food Processors Association
Thomas McLaughlin, executive director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS)
Barbara Mead, partner, Moss Adams
Ron Rauch, shareholder, Clark Nuber
Bill Virgin, editor and publisher, Washington Manufacturing Alert
Gary White, director of business retention and expansion, Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)