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SAFE Boats International Wins GOLD at 2019 Manufacturing of the Year Awards

Contact: Rob Smith
Editor in Chief, Seattle Business magazine

Seattle Business magazine recognizes the state's manufacturing leaders at the 2019 Washington Manufacturing Awards.

SEATTLE (April 23, 2019) - Seattle Business magazine honored 18 pioneering companies and individuals at the tenth annual Washington Manufacturing Awards gala Tuesday night at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton. The event attracted business leaders from across the state.
"The honorees are companies with outstanding products and innovative processes," said Leslie Helm, editor of Seattle Business magazine. "They boost their competitiveness through improved manufacturing and effective marketing- and they remind us of the strength and promise of Washington's manufacturing sector."

The program was supported by presenting sponsor Union Bank and signature sponsors Impact Washington and Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

Innovator of the Year
Gold: Bogert Manufacturing, Pasco
Silver: Techni Grip, Tacoma
Emerging Manufacturer of the Year
Gold: Slayer Espresso, Seattle

Green Manufacturer of the Year
Gold: Silfab Solar, Bellingham

Food & Beverage Processor of the Year
Gold: Skagit Valley Malting, Burlington
Silver: Pasco Processing, Pasco

Building Trades Manufacturer of the Year
Gold: Hemybuilt, Seattle
Silver: Cabinet Tech, Yakima

Nonprofit Manufacturer of the Year
Gold: Lighthouse for the Blind

Manufacturing Company of the Year- Small Firms
Gold: Kjng Machine, Mukilteo
Silver: Aspen Power Catamarans, Burlington
Manufacturing Company of the Year - Large Firms (150+ employees)
Gold: SAFE Boats International, Bremerton
Silver: Cedar Grove Composting, Seattle

Manufacturing Executive of the Year - Small Firms
Tom Miller, President, Western Industrial Tooling, Redmond

Manufacturing Executive of the Year - Large Firms
Debbie Lee, CEO, Tool Gauge, Tacoma

Legacy Manufacturer of the Year
North Star Ice Equipment, Seattle

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Tom McLaughlin, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound
Loren Lyon, President, Lyon Enterprises, Former President and Center Director, Impact Washington

2019 Judges
Sharon Gregory, Partner, Moss Adams
Loren Lyon, president of Lyon Enterprises and Former President/Director of lmpact Washington
Tom McLaughlin, executive director of Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS)
Hillary Parker, principal at Clark Nuber
Bill Virgin, Columnist/Writer at Seattle Business magazine
Tab Wilkins, late President/Director at Impact Washington

Find complete coverage of the 2019 Washington Manufacturing Awards in the May issue of Seattle Business magazine and at

ABOUT SEATTLE BUSINESS: Seattle Business is an award-winning monthly magazine read by thousands of business executives across the state. It delivers insight into the key people, enterprises and trends that drive business in the Pacific Northwest, providing perspective on the region's ever-changing economic environment.

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