President Obama to nominate Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, to Key Administrative Post
President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Leonard Forsman to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.President Obama said, “I am confident that these outstanding individuals will greatly serve the American people in their new roles and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”
Leonard Forsman is Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, a position he has held since 2005. Read more
Governor Inslee announces statewide Aerospace Industry Strategy
May 9, 2013 -- Gov. Jay Inslee today kicked off a statewide effort to have the Boeing 777X built in Washington, which he said would protect and grow thousands of aerospace jobs for another generation. The governor, who appeared at the Future of Flight Aviation Center to make his announcement, was surrounded by legislators, state and local government officials, industry leaders from business and labor, and educators from across the state. Read more
Bainbridge Island company recognized as Manufacturer of the Year
May 6, 2013 By The KPBJ
Ozone International marked its 10-year anniversary with recognition by Seattle Business magazine as 2013 Manufacturer of the Year in the Small Firms category. Read more.
Kitsap County Community Development will restore Friday hours for limited services
May 6, 2013 By The KPBJ
Beginning May 10, the Kitsap County Department of Community Development
will be open to the public for limited services on Fridays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Services available include building permit submittal and issuance, Planner-of-the-Day (general inquiries), and building review questions and inspection coordination. The department is open for all normal services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Read more
A light at the end of the tunnel for LED innovation
Kitsap firm to start manufacturing new high-intensity replacement bulbs after community bank provides financing that other lenders wouldn't
May 1, 2013 @ 1:56pm | Tim Kelly ~ KPBJ Editor
Jeff Reynolds, a senior vice president at Kitsap Bank, was instrumental in arranging an SBA loan for Rick Flaherty's company to begin manufacturing a new kind of LED replacement bulb for industrial lighting. A convergence of factors led to approval of a loan for a Kitsap County manufacturing company that had sought unsuccessfully for months to secure financing to start production of a breakthrough LED product it developed for industrial lighting uses. Read more
Navy contract saves Keyport engineering jobs
May 1, 2013, The KPBJ By Dominic Gates
A three-year, $80 million follow-on Navy contract for BAE Systems is good news for 57 employees at the Navy's undersea warfare center in Keyport on the Kitsap Peninsula.
BAE, along with six local subcontractors, helps the Navy maintain the operational readiness of submarine torpedoes and other weapon systems at the center. Last fall, BAE systems engineers and technical staff at the center received 60-day lay-off notices as the earlier contract expired. Read more
Kombi Corp to co-locate with OfficeXpats on Bainbridge Island
April 30, 2013 By The KPBJ
Kombi Corp of Bainbridge Island will move its headquarters May 1 to co-locate with OfficeXpats, a coworking (shared workspace) office on Bainbridge.
Kombi provides integrated client software, cloud services and professional system integration that enable its clients to communicate effectively with customers through connected smart mobile devices, including smart phones, netbooks, tablets and more. Read more
Aerospace Overcoming Turbulence
27 Feb, 2013, Business Xpansion Journal By Mark Kleszczewski
The growth of the industry may be hampered by the impending budget sequestration.
Along with the auto industry, aerospace, aviation and defense form a vital technological backbone of the U.S. economy. Heading into 2013, these sectors are receiving considerable attention at the national level as the Obama Administration and Congress debate fiscal policy. Yet despite uncertain budgets, technical growing pains and increased competition, the growing demand for more efficient aircraft, as well as the widespread digitization of the industry are opening up new opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers and communities alike.