“What we are finding in our businesses is that the more we commit to building, nurturing, and leveraging a workforce that includes people of all abilities, the more successful our businesses become. Inclusion makes us better. And despite these uncertain economic times, the financial performance of our businesses has improved in direct proportion to our commitment to inclusion,” says Tom Everill, President and CEO of Northwest Center. “The more successful our businesses are, the more resources we are able to invest in our programs that serve more than 1,000 children and adults annually through early learning, early intervention, and job training and placement services.”
Mike Quinn, Vice President of Manufacturing, Production and Assembly at Northwest Center oversees several business units at Northwest Center, including Electronetics and Assembly & Packaging.
“Northwest Center is a nonprofit that is creating sustainable manufacturing jobs based on world class quality, world class service and competitive pricing and we are successful as a result of our inclusive work force comprised of People of all Abilities,” says Quinn who has overseen both businesses since 2008.
Northwest Center is one of several CAMPS (Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound) member manufacturing companies and executives in 2013 selected as finalists or winners of The Washington State Manufacturing awards, presented by Seattle Business Magazine.