Paris air show attendees gear up for trip

By Jim Davis

Yeah, you’d probably go through a boot camp for a trip to Paris, too.

The Washington State Department of Commerce hosted a “boot camp” this week in Seattle to prepare the 47 members of this year’s state delegation for the International Paris Air Show Show opening next month in Le Bourget, France.

The Choose Washington delegation will set up a 700-square-foot exhibited called “Washington State: Soaring to New Heights. The Next 100 years in Aerospace.”

Among the group that will be headed to Paris this year are officials from Paine Field and Economic Alliance Snohomish County as well as several Snohomish County businesses.

Exhibitor companies are Industrial Machine Tool in Kent; Nova Tech Engineering in Lynnwood; Orion Industries in Auburn; Silicon Forest Electronics in Vancouver, Washington;, Pioneer Human Services in Tulalip; Seacast in Tulalip; National Precision Bearing in Preston; Givon USA/J L Manufacturing in Everett; and Touchbase.

Also signed on for the show are: architecture and engineering firm BRPH in Renton; 3DX Industries in Ferndale; Chung, Malhas &Mantel in Seattle; the University of Washington William E. Boeing Department of Astronautics and Aeronautics; Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent and Kitsap County representatives Kathy Cocus and Tim Thomson; Economic Development Council of Seattle King County; Columbia River Economic Development of Clark County; the Port of Moses Lake; the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing in Everett; Aerospace Tacoma-Pierce County; Greater Spokane, Inc.; Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance and the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Seattle.