Randy Lybbert of Moses Lake is one of Norco’s senior plant operators. The Moses Lake native has spent the last six years working at Norco’s air separation plant in the lake town. 2014 marked ‘year 10’ for Lybbert as an oil well worker, but his career working on and around such contraptions was eclipsed by…

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Verizon Media Facilities Engineer Gabriel Lopez was once a three-sport athlete at Quincy High School; no longer using his body to dodge defenders, the former Jackrabbit is now using it to foster data flow.  Lopez graduated from QHS in 2005 and began attending Spokane Community College. Upon his return to his hometown, Lopez took a…

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Moses Lake – With a name like Great Place to Work Committee, it is no wonder that Moses lake Industries (MLI) loves Moses Lake, and loves to give back to our community. Before Christmas, the Great Place to Work Committee was interested in participating in service projects, Dennis Draleau, Jr. Commodity Manger, contacted Serve Moses…

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Jack Gibson’s unwavering commitment to the art of self-defense is a coveted quality applied concurrently to his career as an information technology manager for Moses Lake Industries. 1981, Jack was responsible for Grant County’s first martial arts program, opening a dojo in Moses Lake. Today, Jack’s Freewind Martial Arts studio continues its tradition of teaching…

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NORCO Plant Operator Robin Cummings didn’t envision herself doing what she does as a career until later in life. After graduating high school in 2008, Robin embarked on working roles as a sales person selling cutlery, retail, and off performed seasonal duties at the Gorge Amphitheater. As Robin contemplated her career path, she dabbled in…

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In a sense, Analyst Alfredo Rodriguez is still that little boy who fell in love with computers after being introduced to one in 3rd grade; that’s why he does what he does for NTT DATA in Quincy. Alfredo is a Data Center Operations Analyst with a focus on data center design and management. Alfredo oversees…

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The martial art form known as ‘Jujutsu’ is practiced by Sabey Data Center’s Ian Pickett at least three to four nights a week in Ephrata. Ju-jutsu can be broken down into two parts. “Ju” is a “concept” and “Justu” is the principle or “the action” part of Ju-Jutsu. It’s appropriate to assume that the data…

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When Rebecca Johnson sits down at her desk, she realizes she’s working for a company that’s responsible for saving countless lives behind the wheel worldwide and locally. It’s that ‘local’ element that Rebecca fixates on, knowing that the job she does daily contributes to the preservation of life in the community she lives in. Rebecca…

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The notion ‘things happen for a reason’ might have applied to Verizon Media’s Brice Lucero following his parents’ decision to flee the Oregon Coast after a flood forced them from the area long ago. The Network Operations Specialist says his family moved to Moses Lake for a job when he was 10-years-old. When his family…

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Mike Gonzalez of Moses Lake Industries (MLI) is what you would call an industrial success story. The production supervisor started with the chemical solution manufacturer a decade ago and like MLI, Mike has grown with the company. Born and raised in Moses Lake, Mike wanted to remain localized and found work as an HVAC installer…

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