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SEL Named Washington State Employer of the Year by AWB
Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories was named Employer of the Year during an award ceremony yesterday in Seattle. The Association of Washington Business, the state’s largest and oldest business association, presented six companies with top awards at the group’s second-annual Evening of Excellence at Benaroya Hall.
The award recipients, selected from 18 finalists, were recognized for exemplifying the innovation, community spirit, and environmental stewardship that make Washington a great place to live and work.
“The award finalists – from a world-renowned national lab to a local skin-care product manufacturer – illustrate the diversity and innovation of Washington state’s employers,” AWB President Kris Johnson says. “Each of them were deserving of praise and recognition for all they do to improve lives, strengthen communities and create economic opportunity here and around the world.”
Employer of the Year: Recognizes an employer that has implemented innovative job retention, creation, benefits, and/or compensation plans that foster a thriving work environment.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman, which designs and builds digital products that protect power systems around the world, took home the Employer of the Year award for its commitment to its employee-owners and the community. The company is expanding its Pullman facility, creating an additional 850 jobs, and is a first-adopter of on-site, no-copay employee health clinics in 2012 to serve its employees and their families. The company is 100 percent employee owned.
Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, August 17, 2016 – Inc. magazine today ranked College Hill Custom Threads NO. 2270 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. the list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
“We are more than thrilled to be included on such a prestigious list as an Inc. 5000 honoree. We couldn’t have achieved this milestone without College Hill’s clients and team members over the past 5 short years. From starting in an apartment above a local watering hole in Pullman Washington, home of Washington State University, to now serving customers on over 300 campuses nationwide the growth we have experienced is very exciting. College Hill’s clients have proved to be the trendsetters on every university campus, which continuously has helped evolve our team, company mission and services to our desired target market and we couldn’t be more thankful.” – CEO Tony Poston
The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan.
College Hill Custom Threads is made for the trendsetter and decision maker on every college campus. Dedicated to creating innovative custom designs on standout pieces while providing the best possible customer experience in the industry, College Hill is taking the custom apparel world by storm and their seems to be no end in sight.
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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. made Great Place to Work’s
15 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production for 2016!
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories made Fortune’s list of the 15 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production for the second year in a row. The 15 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production rankings are based on feedback from employees from U.S. manufacturing and production companies. The survey consists of 58 questions rating how frequently employees experience the attributes that make a workplace great. SEL received consistently high rankings—93 percent average—in multiple areas, including management, professional development and training, company atmosphere, benefits and rewards.
You can see the full list (of 15) and read more about what employee-owners have to say about working at SEL at: http://fortune.com/2016/02/16/best-workplaces-manufacturing-production/
View the full press release: https://selinc.com/company/news/113414/
Avista’s Energy Storage Project Energized by Governor Inslee
The electric industry faces many challenges, but one of the biggest challenges we face is how to capture and store intermittent renewable energy such as wind and solar power and integrate it into the electric grid.
Avista, along with several other utilities, received a grant from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to install a large-scale energy storage battery system in a substation in Pullman, Washington.
Last week Gov. Jay Inslee, Senator Maria Cantwell and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers were in Pullman to energize and dedicate Avista’s Energy Storage Project. With a flip of a switch, Avista’s energy storage system goes online to the electrical grid. Click here to read more