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May 14, 2008
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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 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.

The 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!

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:

1. E 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:

  • Lane closures
  • Pedestrian detours
  • Parking restrictions
  • 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, or contact: Erin Evetts, Duwamish TMA, at (206)762-2470 or George Frost, Public Outreach Coordinator,, (206) 615-0786 or Jessica Murphy, Project Manager,, (206) 684-0178

    Georgetown Campus Open for Business!
    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

    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

    Have Your Own Ideas about the Future of the Duwamish Valley?
    Help us Help you.

    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
    REI downtown store: 222 Yale Ave North ( )

    View 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

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    Next MIC Meeting
    May 27, 2008
    3:30-5:30 PM
    MIC Conference Room
    5509 1st Ave S, Ste B
    Seattle, WA 98108

    We Need You
    Do you like what you are hearing from us? The Manufacturing Industrial Council is a member based, non-profit organization that advocates for manufacturing businesses, and we need you! To become a member click this link.

    Renewed Members
    Nexus Northwest
    Highland Refrigeration
    Viking Bank
    Puget Sound Energy
    Alaska Marine Lines
    SeaTac Marine
    Capital Industries
    Markey Machines
    Port of Seattle
    Pioneer Human Services
    Kane Environmental
    DC5 Painter Apprenticeship

    New Members
    Rottler Manufacturing
    Belle Epicurean LLC
    Northwest Grating Products

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