In 1988, Marty Brashem became one of the first US metal brokers
to import products to the United States from China, bringing in ingot
molds that he sold to the steel plant in West Seattle. But that deal was
extraordinary; most of Marty's business was focused on the United States
Twenty years later, international transactions are
ordinary for his sons Mark and Marvin Brashem, who trade metals for
customers throughout North America, South America and Asia.
these efforts, the Brashem's company, M B Metals, was awarded an Export
Achievement Award this week by the U.S. Department of Commerce, along with
Nordic Tug of Burlington and Greenwood Technologies in Bellevue.
The awards were presented June 2 during a reception at Salty's on
Alki shortly following publication of a major story in the Seattle Times
documenting the robust good health of many US industrial sectors. To see
the story, go
Go West MIC
All MIC members are invited to join the West Seattle Chamber of
Commerce at a Business After Hours event on June 19 at Jack Block Park
from 5:30-7:30PM, hosted by the Port of Seattle. We have a lot more in
common with our commercial neighbors to the west than you may think. RSVP
before June 16 at (206)728-3449
Industrial Jobs Initiative - Your
The MIC teamed up last
year with labor, the Port, environmentalists and community groups to
persuade the City Council to pass legislation to reduce non-industrial
office and retail development on industrial lands in Seattle.
City is hosting an Open House on June 18th to gather your suggestions
regarding additional measures that can betaken to support the city's
Too much city governmental regulation?
Incompatible uses getting closer and closer? Too many potholes? Too many
bridges with weight restrictions? Can't get your trucks or employee in or
out of your worksite? Let the city know what's on your mind.
open house is Wednesday, June 18th, 4:00-7:00 pm, at the Puget Sound
Industrial Excellence Center-Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Ave S, 98108.
Look at this
pdf for more information.
On May 8th two companies located in the Duwamish were honored for their
successful Employee Transportation programs at the 14th Annual Commuter
Challenge Diamond Award celebration. FRANKE Coffee Systems North America
was selected as one of the small employer (less than 100 employees)
Outstanding Voluntary Commute Program Diamond Award winners. After moving
from Ballard in 2006, FRANKE (then Espresso Specialists) wanted to make
sure as many of their employees as possible made the move to Georgetown
with them. The company initiated an Employee Transportation Benefit and
supplied a FlexPass to all employees. Today nearly 100% of their employees
use an alternative commute mode some portion of each month!!
Congratulations to FRANKE!!
Perennial Diamond Award recipient,
Starbucks Coffee Company, was also acknowledged as one of the region's
Pacesetters for their on going excellence in employee commute trip
reductions programs. Well done STARBUCKS!!
Last chance to take our
short survey about the Duwamish Valley industrial area. The survey results
will help guide the "Future Map" design, and assist with the larger,
coordinated planning efforts that need to happen in the Duwamish areas.
Click on Duwamish Visioning Survey button on the right (the cute picture
of the Heron) The survey will only take a few minutes, and you are welcome
to forward this link to your staff, or others you know who work or own
businesses in the Duwamish area.
For more information, please
call: 206-954-0218 / email@example.com