#1 Best State
#1 Best Economy
In Goods Shipped Worldwide Last Year
New materials for a new age.
It wasn’t too many years ago that automobiles were built of steel, aircraft of aluminum and boats of teak.
My how times have changed.
Today, composites and other advanced materials, tools and technologies are revolutionizing the marketplace, creating significant opportunities for Washington companies to invent new products that were science fiction just a decade or so ago.
Washington is one of the few places in the United States – if not the world – where the entire supply chain is accessible, from design, engineering and prototyping to raw fiber, molds, rapid set autoclaves and robotics.
Indeed, the opportunity to invest or expand in Washington has never been better as the advanced manufacturing sector continues to identify new markets, technologies and materials.
Expand your business internationally.
Washington State businesses understand the power of tapping overseas markets. Last year, $41.3 billion in goods were shipped worldwide by more than 12,000 businesses statewide, 90% of those small to medium-sized companies.
Washington State Delegates
General Plastics Manufacturing Company
General Plastics Manufacturing Company has been a leading innovator in the plastics industry for 80 years. The company develops and manufactures rigid and flexible polyurethane foam products, which include its signature LAST-A-FOAM® brand series and build-to-print composite parts. From tooling board to core material, expect quality and uniformity from General Plastics.
+1 253 473 5000
Heatcon Composite Systems
Richard Garcia Jr.
+1 206 575 1333
Harper Engineering Co.
Harper Engineering has been a premier supplier of critical devices for over 50 years, utilizing a diverse range of materials and processes to optimize each component for its application. Vertically integrated capabilities enable us to solve customer needs by designing, testing, certifying and manufacturing new products in extremely short time-frames.
Regional Sales Manager
+1 425 255 0414
Janicki Industries is a privately owned Engineering and Manufacturing company, specializing in advance composite materials and exotic metals, with large-scale facilities and high precision equipment that produces parts and tools for a myriad of industries.
VP, Business Development
+1 360 814 1780
Warm Industrial Nonwovens
COO / EVP
Warm Industrial Nonwovens
+1 425 582 9110
An export expert is always nearby.
Exports are drive much of the state’s economy. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the state’s economic growth can be attributed directly to exports and almost half of the new jobs created in the state are export related. Leading this growth in exports is the Department of Commerce, which works closely with businesses who are exporting now or want to export in the future.
Our JEC Composites connect 2021 Team
Our team of business experts stands at the ready to help you do business in and with Washington State. Whether you want to locate a new facility or partner with a leading edge Washington company, we are ready to help you expand.
Apply for an export voucher and reduce your export-related expenses
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher Program provides direct cash assistance to qualifying small businesses to help them expand their international sales.