Employer Diversity

One of the best things about Grant County is the diversity of employers! Our industries include agriculture, chemical manufacturing, data centers, aviation, foundry and so much more! REC Silicon‘s facility was built in 1984 and has been a great asset to our community. But did you know how many different everyday items have an integral…

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3rd & final 2nd Harvest drive-through mobile market concludes with over 20 tons of food distributed to Grant County residents this winter

Grant County Industrial Alliance (GCIA), a non-profit organization of regional industrial businesses, recently partnered and completed a sponsorship series of three large mobile distribution drives between December and early February. Working with 2nd Harvest Foods, area municipalities, businesses, non-profits, as well as area retirees, a total of 40,000 pounds of food was distributed among Royal…

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2nd Harvest Mobile Market Brings Food to Warden Community

Sponsored by the Grant County Industrial Alliance, and in partnership with the Port of Warden, ConAgra Foods Foundation, and 2nd Harvest, a drive-thru Mobile Market food give-away event was held Friday, January 14th at the Warden Community & Senior Center in Warden. Dozens of volunteers from across the county staffed the event providing much needed…

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Our Companies: Meet Norco

Industrial companies often rely on each other when it comes to the parts needed to keep supply chains going or materials critical to product storage. That’s where Norco comes in. Between Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Cascade Mountain range, Norco is the only manufacturer of liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and argon; many large-scale manufacturing operations…

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Our Companies: Meet Serverfarm LLC

You could say that Grant County is undergoing a ‘digital transformation’ these days; especially as data centers and server farms begin to take deeper root in the region. Fortunately, Grant County is home to a company that is an authority in driving ‘digital transformation’ and optimizing it to achieve the maximum efficiencies needed for a…

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Moses Lake Industries & Cause for Paws

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Moses Lake Industries, Great Place to Work Committee, held a “Cause for the Paws” activity for the Grant County Animal Outreach (GCAO). The GCAO was contacted to determine needs and the committee went to work gathering the items for donation. The items varied from Mopping Solution to Cat Scratchers.  The products were delivered on June…

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Our People: Meet Chemi-Con’s Stela Heuschkel

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As a woman of faith, it’s apparent that Chemi-Con’s Stela Heuschkel takes pride in enlightening employees, protecting them, and be that guiding light when navigating trying situations in the workplace. Known for her selflessness, Stela also is a protector of her employer; ensuring it follows all policies and procedures accordingly. As the company’s HR Manager,…

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Our People: Meet REC Silicon’s Lisa McCurty

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Lisa McCurty’s ‘fork in the road’ happened decades ago, but she hasn’t forgotten the moment she made a pivotal decision to leave her waitressing job for a better life. Lisa left her childhood in Olympia behind in 1981 when her parents relocated the family to Moses Lake. After graduating from high school, Lisa worked as…

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Our People: Meet Vantage Data Center’s Mark Johnson

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Vantage Data Center’s Mark Johnson is a man who others lean on. Johnson is the director of site operations for two data centers in Quincy, Washington, and provides procedural and preventative maintenance support to other data centers across the world. Originally from Texas, Mark might be a Texan at heart, but he’s proud to call…

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Our People: Meet Joyson Safety System’s Scott Bernhardt

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Whether it’s a layoff or a blinding snowstorm at 6,000 feet, Joyson Safety System’s Scott Bernhardt is known for finding his way. The 25-year Mission Ridge ski patroller navigated his career on both sides of the cascades, but ultimately ended up in his hometown of Moses Lake, working for Joyson Safety Systems. Joyson manufactures automobile…

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