Time for A Makeover?
Seattle Industry is being transformed. The print issue of
Seattle Industry magazine is now supplemented by a brand new online
version available at www.seattleindustry.org. If you want to get on the
distribution list for the print edition, subscribe
by clicking here.
The Spring 2008 issue of the magazine
includes a survey of state manufacturing that shows the new export surge
is not just a creature of the wobbly dollar. The online version debuts
with a further look at construction and manufacturing trends.
website also examines the cultural reasons why Canada is such a great
starting point for Washington companies that want to start exporting.
These reasons have nothing to do with our shared enthusiasms for mullets,
hockey or Neil Young, but everything to do with our shared commercial
traditions that are entwined like DNA helixes throughout the history of
global capitalism and unabashed British greed. Here! Here!
1ST AVE S WORK STARTS WEEK OF MAY 19TH
Each year, SDOT repaves
a number of streets to improve the pavement condition and promote
smoother, safer, and quieter streets. In 2008 and 2009, SDOT is repaving
First Avenue South. This project is part of the "Bridging the Gap"
transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.
The 2008 work on First Ave S will be done in four (4) phases
described below, with some overlap between each phase:
Marginal Way S to S Spokane St; S Stacy Street to S Dearborn Street -Curb
ramps and sidewalks only (mid May - mid July)
2. E Marginal Way S
to S Hudson Street (mid May - mid July)
3. S Stacy Street to S
Dearborn Street (mid July - mid October)
4. S Hudson Street to S
Spokane Street (mid July - mid October)
Phases 3 and 4 will be
predominately night work.
Construction crews will alternate between
phases 3 & 4 when events in SODO preclude work in phase 3.
Work in phases 2, 3, and 4 will roughly follow this order: (a)
pavement grinding; (b); pavement base repairs (c) drainage grates and
manhole adjustments; (d) traffic signal detector installations; (e) final
paving and striping.
What to Expect During Construction:
No traffic disruptions during major sports events
Moderate construction noise and dust
Normal day time work hours: 7 am - 4 pm
Night time work hours: 7 pm - 7 am
Occasional weekend work
For more information visit
sodotraffic.com, or contact: Erin Evetts, Duwamish TMA, at
Duwamishtma@qwest.net (206)762-2470 or George Frost, Public Outreach
Coordinator, email@example.com, (206) 615-0786 or Jessica Murphy,
Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 684-0178
Georgetown Campus Open for
South Seattle Community College new buildings dedication at
the Georgetown Campus is May 28, 2008, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Light lunch
provided. RSVP at
(206)764-5809. Click here
for more information (pdf)
2008 Washington Manufacturing Appreciation
Award Ceremony and
Sixth Annual Symposium
As we described more fully in the
current edition of Seattle Industry magazine, our celebration of the
impact that manufacturing has today and can have in the future on our
local economy is in its sixth year. RSVP today to save your place in the
events planned for early-June 2008.
Awards Ceremony, June 2:
Join the MIC, U.S. Department of Commerce and as many elected officials as
we can cajole into joining us at Salty's for a seafood buffet and no host
bar. We'll recognize Western Washington companies for their successful
entry into new export markets. RSVP at www.camps-us.com/symposium.
June 3: Join the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS)
and other sponsoring organizations at a symposium on industrial topics of
the day. At Emerald Downs in Auburn we'll be enjoying a luncheon that
honors Genie Industries and gets the latest Northwest Industrial Index
update by our own Dave Gering. Additional sessions will include a Supply
Chain Boot Camp and information about accessing Alberta Canada's $175
Billion market entitled "The Boom Next Door." RSVP at www.camps-us.com/symposium.
Have Your Own Ideas about the Future of
the Duwamish Valley?
Help us Help
The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition is conducting a year-long
project to gather community ideas about the future of the Duwamish River
Valley. We need to assure that businesses and employees in the Valley have
as much input as the residents, recreational users, and environmentalists.
Please take advantage of the Duwamish Visioning Survey located on the
MIC's website. To provide us with your input, click
here for the 5 minute survey. Have more time to devote to this
project? See announcement below.
Duwamish Valley Visioning - What
is the Future of our River?
June 4th, 2008 - 6:00 to 8:30pm
downtown store: 222 Yale Ave North (www.rei.com/stores/11 )
drafts of 'future maps' of the Duwamish Valley based on input coordinated
by Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. Open house and facilitated
conversation about the future of the Duwamish Valley. Food and children's
activities provided; transportation available upon request. For more
information please call 206-954-0218 or