EASC Secures R&D Funding for Local Manufacturing Firm

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27 Mar 2024

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The Washington Department of Commerce today announced $2 million in grants to accelerate manufacturing job growth and economic opportunity across the state, with a focus on rural communities. Ten projects were awarded $200,000 each through the Evergreen Manufacturing grant program. Together, the projects anticipate supporting up to an estimated 526 jobs over the next three years.

Economic Alliance Snohomish County secured one of these grants on behalf of Lafarge & Egge, a local precision welding and tube bending manufacturing firm.

Established in Washington in 1962, Lafarge & Egge is a vertically integrated precision tubing and machined components company serving as an advanced manufacturer in the space, aerospace, medical, communications, defense, and emerging sectors, such as electric and hydrogen infrastructure and transportation. The project supports the company’s plan to scale the business two-fold by expanding the manufacturing space and workforce and to modernize its technology by implementing a more sustainable manufacturing process.

If you want to learn more about the grant and view other recipients, read the press release from the Washington Department of Commerce here.