Seattle Colleges is helping a local company go global!
According to a recent article in the Seattle PI our fair city has recently been rated #4 in ranking of US Exporting cities in 2014. A solid 9.3% increase from the previous year.
Body Point, a local Seattle company holds a unique manufacturing spot – they manufacture positioning accessories for wheelchairs and other mobility devices. A true niche market. Due to high demand Body Point is planning to sell their products in Europe. Their main challenge was that Europe requires imported products to be certified to their set of standards which is totally different to the standards set in the USA.
Bodypoint reached out to the Seattle Colleges for help in developing a company-wide LEAN and ISO 9008 training program. Not only were we able to set up the necessary training programs for their needs we were also able to also located a state grant to offset the cost of this training.
Our training will allow Body Point to be ready for ISO certification by the end of June 2016. Course development, actual instruction, and supplies will all be provided for by the grant. We are excited to see where Body Point will go in the future and are proud to be able to help them tap into new markets.