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A key manufacturing source

As Boeing continues construction in Everett of its wing fabrication facility for the 777X and other aerospace businesses in the county continue their own growth, production of a critical component for those manufacturers also is ramping up: the training and development of skills for the...

Date: 07/24/2015 | Editorials

Everett company accused of muddying water, endangering fish

EVERETT — A global building-materials company faces $21,000 in state fines over allegations that concrete and muddy water flowed from a local facility into city storm drains.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News

MicroGreen's sudden closure leaves 163 jobless and shocked

ARLINGTON — Former employees of MicroGreen Polymers are trying to figure out what comes after the clean-tech startup company suddenly closed its doors earlier this month.About 30 of the company's former workforce of 163...

Date: 04/20/2015 | Business

Boeing says no talks about new research center in Atlanta

The Boeing Co. is not known for making unequivocal public statements. But one thing it is clear about is that it is not talking to Georgia Tech about establishing a new research center in Atlanta.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Engineering a new path

Firm behind Northwest landmarks changes hands

Date: 03/04/2015 | Business

Aerospace conference focus: Risks to industry, suppliers

LYNNWOOD — Commercial aerospace is booming, but it isn't without risk. And that risk is being increasingly shifted onto suppliers, who have to figure out how to ride the industry's projected growth without getting swallowed up by it or exposing themselves to production...

Date: 02/09/2015 | Business

Composite materials boosters aren’t daunted by loss of research center

EVERETT — Industry boosters here learned this month that Paine Field won't be the home of a new federally supported research center devising new and cheaper ways to make and use carbon-fiber-composite materials in manufacturing.The state is still a leader in using...

Date: 01/21/2015 | Business

6420UW gives ‘redshirt engineers’ 5-year program

SEATTLE — When she got the letter in summer 2013, Courtney Seto thought it sounded too good to be true.A free program that offered automatic acceptance into the University of Washington’s engineering school? Did everyone get this letter?

Date: 12/01/2014 | Northwest

Changes ahead in Boeing's big Everett plant

EVERETT — Boeing's venerable 747 faces an uncertain future, as do the 767 and the 777 classic. Those older airplane models have threadbare customer demand.Robots, meanwhile, have slashed the number of people needed to paint a 777 wing, and more bots are on the way to...

Date: 09/07/2014 | Business

Cement shipments flowing again at Port of Everett

EVERETT — After five years of inactivity, the cement plant on the waterfront is operating again.Longshoremen at the Port of Everett spent eight days last month unloading 32,000 tons of cement from the Loch Melfort, a bulk carrier, using a vacuum and conveyer belt system.

Date: 09/04/2014 | Business

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