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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“The sky is the limit.” That’s the phrase Microsoft Data Center Project Manager Brittany Einspahr uses to describe her employer’s potential impact on Grant County. Though, it’s clear that such a quote is perfectly applicable, with or without Brittany’s testimony. Facts of Microsoft’s profound effect on Grant County is based on the relationship that’s transpired…

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Rudeen Larsen’s polished demeanor is a dividend-paying feature that has translated into success throughout her life. Larsen, Chemi-Con Materials Corporations’ Foreign Trade Zone Logistics Coordinator, was crowned as Moses Lake’s Rodeo Queen in 1986 and is now an award-winning bodybuilder competing on a national stage. It’s apparent that Larsen’s poise and determination are overlapping qualities…

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Diego Hernandez is an HVAC Engineer at Sabey Data Center in Quincy. Diego is responsible for maintaining and repairing critical mechanical equipment vital to maintaining appropriate environmental conductions at the datacenter facility year-round. Raised in Quincy, Diego says the arrival of data centers in his hometown years ago gave Diego an epiphany helping him realize…

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Clark McAlavy takes pride in being Moses Lake Nouryon’s most seasoned employee. Over 30 years ago, Clark and six other employees, who still work there, were hired the same day, but Clark says he was the first to say “yes” to a job offer. Decades later, Clark says there’s something to be said about a…

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Lisa Karstetter said she believes what she’s best at is helping to build connections. Since moving to Quincy 30 years ago, Karstetter has helped involve herself in the community through her connections with local businesses and organizations. Through her position with the Microsoft TechSpark, Karstetter has also worked to help connect her own local community,…

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An REC Silicon employee in Moses Lake since 1984, Production Planning Manager Ken Johnson hasn’t had to stray far to advance his career. 1984 is the year the polysilicon manufacturing plant opened in Moses Lake. Polysilicon is a component used to make solar panels and electronics. “REC refines silicon which is the primary raw material…

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