General News Sep 17 2012

Spokane Journal of Business Article in Support of "Moving Workers Beyond Three R's"

The three traditional R's of Education--Reading, Writing and Arithmetic--aren't enough for new workers entering the workforce, according to a recent article by ALTEK President Mike Marzetta and Washington Director of America's Edge, a national group dedicated to the strengthening of business through investment in children, and demand a new model for education of today's youth. This education combines the "hard" skills traditionally found in technical programs with the so-called "soft" skills that help create better communicators who are more prepared for the job market.

General News Sep 14 2012

New GSI Video Showcases Northwest Aerospace Manufacturing

The Aerospace industry is creating big opportunities for the Greater Spokane area. Find out more about how the Inland Northwest Consortium, consisting of more than 80 companies and co-chaired by ALTEK President Mike Marzetta, is helping to promote the Aerospace industry in the Spokane Area. ALTEK's own VP of Sales, Rick Taylor, is interviewed in the video.

General News Sep 12 2012

Career Preparation Focus of New Article with ALTEK President

While jobs in many sectors are still seeing tough choices and stiff competition, contract manufacturers like ALTEK are seeing positions go unfilled as a result of less skilled workers with the hands-on training needed to fill them. In the Inland Northwest particularly, this shortage comes at a time when the Aerospace industry is heating up, with giants like Boeing signing contracts bringing millions of dollars of Aerospace manufacturing projects into the region.

General News Aug 29 2012

New Poll Emphasizes U.S. Manufacturing Industry

A recent national poll conducted by The Mellman Group shows voters view creating manufacturing jobs and strengthening the manufacturing industry as top economic priorities, according to a recent report at The poll was conducted in the summer of 2012, with results also pointing to manufacturing as the most important industry for rebuilding the US economy.

contract manufacturing Aug 09 2012

Contract Manufacturing Expecting Growth in Coming Months

The survey, taken by manufacturing engineers and purchasing personnel from a cross section of manufacturing industries, showed up to 42% of OEMs expect to see increasing contract manufacturing projects and purchases over the next 12 months. These results were posted this month on Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Online and showed an increase of 10% from 2010 survey results.


General News Jul 09 2012

New Industry Pages and Updated Homepage Design for ALTEK Site

You may have noticed things are looking a little different on the ALTEK website these days. Well, if you did you may already be aware of ALTEK's new Industry pages, designed to give all our ALTEK customers easy-to-find information about our services for Aerospace ManufacturingIndustrial Equipment Manufacturing and Medical Equipment Manufacturing.

General News Feb 27 2012

ALTEK Employees Give the Gift of Life, One Pint at a Time

ALTEK employees took part in a recent volunteer blood drive event benefiting the Inland Northwest Blood Center located in Spokane, Washington. Employees participate in blood drives for the INBC up to four times each year; our company goal is to collect at least 12 units of blood during each blood drive and we are happy to report the goal was hit one more time at this last event. The blood drives are open to ALTEK employees, families and friends, and members of the local community.

General News Dec 01 2011

ALTEK Has Its Own YouTube Channel!

ALTEK has created a new YouTube channel where you can easily locate videos highlighting ALTEK's custom thermoplastic manufacturing services, including plastic injection molding, assembly and testing, precision machining and more.

General News Sep 29 2011

ALTEK Employees Volunteer at KSPS Pledge Drive

Taking a small break from providing custom injection molding services, a group of ALTEK employees, friends and family members headed up to the KSPS Studios on the South Hill of Spokane to volunteer answering phones during the KSPS pledge drive. After attending a thoughtful and organized orientation process, those seventeen people sat in front of phones waiting for phones to ring so the process of raising money could begin.

General News Sep 13 2011

ALTEK Teams Up with INWAC for Aerospace Summit

ALTEK is excited to be a part of this year's 6th Annual Governor’s Aerospace Summit taking place September 14th and 15th. This highly anticipated two-day event will cover a wide variety of Aerospace topics--from market outlook and performance guidelines to FAA regulations and training--as well as offer attendees a chance to network, attend workshops and visit exhibitors at the Aerospace Expo.