LWTech Economic Recovery Community Consortium

LWTech’s Economic Recovery Community Consortium is connecting students to industry and industry to our students. COVID-19 has been devastating to families and businesses across Washington state, almost immediately impacting our state’s economy. As one of the state’s five technical colleges, and the only public institute of technology, LWTech is retraining our fellow Washingtonians who have been displaced by the pandemic.

Through the Economic Recovery Community Consortium, industry leaders are coming together with LWTech to highlight the many ways education and industry are working together to help build and shape Washington’s workforce.

Consortium Members

Astronics Corporation: Advanced Electronic Systems

Astronics Corporation

Strong partnerships between businesses and educators are essential to the competitiveness of the Puget Sound and Western Washington.  At Astronics AES, we design and manufacture cutting edge power and data solutions for the aerospace industry and we recognize the importance of having a well-educated, aligned workforce.  Our partnerships with leading educational institutions like LWTC are a key component of preparing for the future.  It's good for business, it's good for our schools and most of all, it's good for our communities.

- David J. Rhoden, Vice President, Operations

About Astronics

About Crane

About Astronics Corporation

Astronics Corporation is a leading supplier of products to the global aerospace, defense, electronics and semiconductor industries. Astronics’ products include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, engineering design and systems certification, and automatic test systems.

Astronics helps keep people safe, comfortable, and connected every day through innovative technologies that run mission-critical systems. Our experts work side-by-side with customers to solve challenges with creative, integrated solutions engineered from our array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, test, and additional technologies.

Astronics Corporation has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

If you’ve flown on a plane, used a smart phone, or been involved in defense systems, you’ve experienced the innovation of Astronics.

Our guiding values are Passion, Learning, Teamwork, Humility, Life and Leadership.

Passion is at the heart of what we do. Our passion for achieving excellence leads us to relentlessly learn, perform, and improve. 

Astronics Website

Supported Programs

Electronics Technology

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Crane Aerospace & Electronics

At Crane we play an active participating role in partnering with our local educational institutions and see the importance of a quality STEM education. As an active member of the LWIT advisory committee we're able to ensure that the graduating students today have the skills necessary to strengthen the aerospace industry in the Puget Sound region into the future.

- Matthew Chung, Sr. Director of Sensing & Power Solutions

About Crane

About Crane

About Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers innovative systems, components, and services for commercial aircraft, defense platforms, and space systems which have proven reliability in mission-critical environments. Products and services are organized into six integrated solutions: Cabin Systems, Defense Power Solutions, Fluid Management, Landing Systems, Microwave Solutions, Modular Power Solutions, and Sensing & Power Systems. For more information, visit craneae.com. Follow Crane A&E on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest company news and updates.

About Crane Co.

Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane provides products and solutions to customers in the hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, unattended payment, automated merchandising, aerospace, electronics, transportation and other markets. The Company has four business segments: Fluid Handling, Payment & Merchandising Technologies, Aerospace & Electronics and Engineered Materials. Crane has approximately 11,000 employees in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR). For more information, visit craneco.com

Crane Website

Supported Programs

Mechanical Design Technology

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Other solutions handled only small pieces of SOC 2, leaving us to spend hundreds of hours a year manually maintaining our compliance posture. Drata's solution automates so much of the process, from continuous control monitoring and evidence collection, to personnel onboarding and asset tracking. This has freed up our operations and engineering time to focus on product development and other priorities that affect our bottom line.

- Company Representative

About Drata

About Drata

Drata is a security and compliance automation platform that continuously monitors and collects evidence of a company's security controls, while streamlining compliance workflows end-to-end to ensure audit readiness. 

Drata Website

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FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc.

We're very grateful to support and to be part of the LWTech Economic Recovery Community Consortium. This program will better prepare students for today’s careers and tomorrow’s opportunities in the growing Life Science Industry. Washington State is fortunate to have one of the largest Biotech and Medtech communities in the world, and this program will prepare the students for meaningful careers in the life science industry. These programs will provide tremendous benefits to students, FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc. and the greater Life Science workforce throughout the community. 

- Richard Fabian, President/COO

About Sonosite

About FUJIFILM Sonosite

What began more than 20 years ago as a challenge to develop portable ultrasound for the U.S. military on the battlefield has evolved into an exceptionally focused mission to serve the courageous, visionary, and passionate healthcare workers on the front lines of modern medicine across the globe. As the originators and pioneers of point-of-care ultrasound, our purpose is as clear as one of our images: To enable clinicians and healthcare systems to continuously improve patient outcomes at the point of care by advancing imaging solutions. We deliver the industry’s most robust end-to-end solutions that provide clinicians and healthcare systems multi-dimensional support to address Value Based Care and Quadruple Aim initiatives.

Sonosite Website

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KleanTek Corp.

About KleanTek

About KleanTek Corp.

The KleanTek Corp. offers the most powerful non-chemical solutions for disinfection performance across multiple industries... Offices, Schools, Day Cares, Nursing Homes, Adult Retirement Communities, Organic Food Production, Worship, Agriculture... And More.

Our solution is a disinfectant with high bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal effectiveness (approximately 50 times stronger than that of household BLEACH). Compared to other common disinfection chemicals, HOCL is not corrosive, irritating or harmful. The KleanTek Sanis 275 is a powerful, USDA Organic, 100% safe and biodegradable solution.

KleanTek Website

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Red Arrow Logistics

I have recruited several employees from LWT Supply Chain Program.  As a local company with deep roots in the community, it is important to me that we continue to provide opportunities that strengthen our workforce, and regional economic development.

- Liz Laster, CEO/President

About Red Arrow

About Red Arrow Logistics

Red Arrow Logistics mission is to provides logistics and transportation services and expertise to Fortune 500 companies and others with fast growing, complex and high value supply chains. As the next generation model of logistics companies, Red Arrow offers tailored transportation and logistics solutions – from single shipments to complex over-dimensional and international orders. Red Arrow offers the scale and scope of services including airocean, and ground transportation to meet the budget and schedule requirements of the largest and smallest companies alike.

Red Arrow Website

Supported Programs

Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management

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Seattle Electric Bicycle Company

At Seattle Electric Bicycle Company, our vision is an innovative approach to ebike design and production, while sourcing and developing our local workforce.

- Susan Cunderi, Founder

About Seattle Electric Bicycle Company

About Seattle Electric Bicycle Company

The Seattle Electric Bicycle Company is the only female-founded electric bicycle manufacturer in the country. All of our bikes are custom, hand-built in the US, using American parts and labor. We source locally, whenever possible, with less than 10% of the finished product containing componentry from outside the US. 

Striving to offer the best possible rider experience, each Seattle Electric bike is tailored to the specification of its intended owner, down to grips and dashboard configuration. Using only the highest-quality materials available, the Seattle Electric Bicycle Company handcrafts electric motobikes with the individual rider, and their safety, in mind.

Seattle Electric Bicycle Company Website

Supported Programs

Electronics Technology

Sequoyah logo; Performance. Trust. Value.

Sequoyah Electric, LLC

I believe that being part of the ERCC team, which is focused on creating a path from the classroom to industry is a major benefit to the local workforce. The needs of a workforce vary by community, and local colleges are an ideal place to tailor student’s education to the local needs. The hands-on training that these institutions provide teaches valued skills once the students get into the workforce.

- Garrett Shults, Sequoyah Electric

About Sequoyah

About Sequoyah Electric

From our formation in 1988 as a small commercial and industrial electrical contractor, Sequoyah has become a highly capable and well-respected member of the electrical industry. Our growth over the years has come from our ability to respond to clients’ needs, adopt technology and respond to market demands. It is this approach that defines our motivated and dedicated employees who take pride in “making the impossible a reality” for our clients. We are electrical contractors, technologists, designers and project managers, working together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities we call home.

Sequoyah Website

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