2017 I-90 Corridor Aerospace Conference & Expo Dates Set
For the second year, INWAC is collaborating with the Idaho Aerospace Alliance and American Manufacturer Network to host the Inland Northwest’s premier aerospace manufacturing event. The I-90 Corridor Aerospace Conference & Expo will take place on May 30th and 31st.

The conference will feature a cross-section of industry leaders and experts along with an expanded Expo. Participants will learn about the latest supply chain trends and opportunities and interact with current and prospective suppliers, customers, and strategic partners..

The event will be held at the luxurious Coeur d’Alene Resort in scenic Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In addition to an outstanding conference, attendees can add golfing at the resort golf course, riding in a float plane, or taking a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene to their itinerary.

Register today to take advantage of early bird pricing. INWAC members receive an additional discount. Contact to get your coupon code.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are available as well.

Mark Norton Joins INWAC Board
Mark Norton, Sales & Marketing Manager at Eclipse Screen Printing in Spokane has joined the INWAC Board of Directors. Mark has nearly 40 years of experience in sales and management, with a focus on the medical, aerospace and high-tech manufacturing sectors. His background includes product development efforts with Boeing, Abbott Laboratories, ITW, and many other Fortune 500 companies. He is Spokane native and has a dual career as a professional musician, performing with several popular groups throughout the Inland Northwest.
Mark’s membership was approved at the INWAC Annual Meeting on November 29th. Two other board members, Greg Konkol and Rick Taylor, were renewed as board members for another term. The following board officers were also elected for 2017:
Board Chair: Greg Konkol, AccraFab, Inc.    
Immediate Past Chair: Michael Marzetta, Altek, Inc.
Vice Chair: Bill Hockett, Critical Data Strategies, LLC
Vice Chair: Rick Taylor, Altek, Inc. 
Is your company interested in exhibiting at the 2017 PNAA Annual Conference with INWAC? Contact Rick Taylor at 509.252.5720 for more information.

Join INWAC Today

Manufacturers and service provider members can engage in collective business development opportunities, gain representation at trade shows, and increase credibility and visibility with current and prospective customers. 

Affiliate members gain access to a broad network of aerospace companies in our region and are able to participate in supporting and growing our local aerospace industry. All INWAC members receive discounts to INWAC seminars and events. 

Click here to read more about INWAC membership levels and benefits.

See you in 2017!


December 2016 Newsletter
Upcoming Events

December 19
SME Year End Dinner
Spokane, WA

February 13-16
PNAA Annual Conference
Lynnwood, WA

May 4, 2017
PNDC Aerospace & Defense Symposium
Lakewood, WA

May 30-31, 2017
I-90 Corridor Aerospace Conference
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Register Now

Other Industy Events
Member Spotlight
Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

Years in Business: 98

Employees: 460

Mfg Locations: Seattle, WA; Spokane, WA; Summerville, SC

Aerospace Products: Sheet Metal Fabrication, 3 & 4 Axis Machining, and Assembly

New Developments: Attempting to begin injection molding for the aerospace industry as well as more complex assemblies

Favorite Aerospace Project: Glare shield for the 737 cockpit, which is a multilevel assembly that really got Lighthouse started in the POP world

Of Note: Lighthouse for the Blind has been a Boeing supplier since 1953!

Contact: Greg Szabo
(509) 487-0405 ext. 1422

Welcome New Members!

CM Manufacturing
Express Employment
Andy Johnston
North Idaho College

Thank You Renewing Members!

Accra-Fab, Inc.
Eclipse Screen Printing
Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Multi-Fab, Inc.
Novation, Inc.

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