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Washington State’s New Manufacturing Council Moves Toward Doubling Manufacturing

Recently, Washington Department of Commerce Director Lisa Brown appointed a new 21-member Manufacturing Council which will advise on policy, strategies, and investment to grow regional manufacturing sectors and jobs statewide.

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October 7, 2022 is Manufacturing Day! Save the Date!

Every year since October 1, 2012, America’s manufacturing sector opens its doors to celebrate Manufacturing Day on the first Friday of October.

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Women in Aerospace Day Proclamation by Kent Mayor Dana Ralph

Allison Budvarson, COO of Out of the Box manufacturing recently attended a Kent City Council meeting and witnessed the Mayor deliver the Women in Manufacturing Day Proclamation. Nikki Malcom, CEO & Executive Director of Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance, accepted the proclamation. Photo of Women in Manufacturing in attendance:

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America's Supply Chain Crunch [Masterminding]

On November 29th, there was news about how President Biden had a roundtable meeting with a group of major retailers and consumer product manufacturers to discuss rising prices and supply chain problems that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mastermind group continues to brainstorm, research, and understand material shortages and logistics issues along with…

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What’s Happening in China Will Affect PCBs and Everyone in the Manufacturing Industry

This is an update about some important happenings in China that will affect PCBs and everyone in the manufacturing industry. The Chinese government released new policies regarding electricity consumption that is reducing manufacturing capacity and ability for off-peak power consumption. This is already happening at the major manufacturing centers there.

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The Future of Manufacturing at AWB’s Policy Summit

Manufacturing can lead the state out of economic downturns and created a better quality of life in our communities. Learn how manufacturing and technology can improve Washington’s future economy at this year’s Policy Summit in Spokane, WA. (or on-demand)

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3 Advantages of Reshoring Manufacturing

The ongoing pandemic has shattered global supply chains, leading many businesses to consider reshoring to keep their operation effectively running. While supply chain disruptions have occurred in nearly every industry, manufacturing has especially felt the impact of no longer being able to rely on once trusted suppliers. The sudden unreliability of supply chains has…

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Why Turnkey PCB Assembly is the Right Choice for Any Startup

As an expert in printed circuit board manufacturing in Renton, our team at Out of the Box Manufacturing believes that the importance of turnkey PCB assembly simply cannot be overstated. During these difficult times, where supply chains and manufacturers continue to experience disruption and delays, having the luxury of a PCB supplier taking control of all aspects of…

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OBMFG Breaks Down Electronic Assembly Services

When it comes to electronic assembly services, OBMFG does it all! In recent weeks, diodes and LED’s orientations have become quite a challenge. The standard in the past has been to put a line or a dot on one side of the part to indicate the Cathode side. This would be great if all diodes were marked on their Cathode side. Unfortunately, not all diodes themselves are…

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OBMFG Named Finalist for Washington Achieve Award

OBMFG was honored as a finalist for the Washington Achieve Award on November 20th along  with many other fine other Washington State businesses, as part the 2019 Evening of Excellence put on by the Association of Washington Business.

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