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2014 Rear View Mirror

As we enter our 35th year in business, we are grateful for the support of so many who have helped to support our vision.

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2014 was a good year for Chinook in so many ways!  After three years of a difficult economy, we experienced a much-needed upswing. Several people we serve got new jobs and for many, those jobs were their very first.  We made many good inroads with the employment community and those will pay good dividends in 2015.  We are working with more people than we have in a long time as more people look for employment.

Our efforts to provide community experiences to people in the Workshop has continued to grow, and several have paper delivery and can recycling routes as well as some neat volunteer jobs.  More of their time is spent on outside ventures than inside the shop, which is fortunate because the shop will be phased out in the coming years, as it is not included in the State’s long term service plan for persons with disabilities.

Our Production Department continues to make exceptional products and provide world-class service to our customers.  At this point last year, we integrated the “heater tubes” project for the 777 while keeping our quality and delivery at our high standard level.  This project is involved in building part of the potable water system on board the aircraft.

Our Community Manufacturer Partnership (CMP) work statement with the Boeing Company remained relatively unchanged for most of the year, but the with the addition of Boeing’s “seat tracks” contract in the fourth quarter, our capabilities expanded once again. Seat tracks (protective covering for floor channels in the seat rows) are cut and packaged in our Bellingham facility and we are pleased the report this project is going very well.
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Our Cutting Department continued to cut, assemble and package kits for Boeing Shared Services Division and we will be working to expand that next year. Our production department continues to lead the way in performance and delivery.

The Grounds and Landscaping Division expanded their commercial client list and now cares for nearly 300 acres each week, in all kinds of weather! Unlike other grounds companies, our work is limited to large commercial maintenance projects. Their goal remains to provide excellent service and responsiveness all year long!
Our Administrative Services Division added many new processes and procedures to accommodate our growth and we continue to provide great customer services and are very responsive to our staff needs.

Our Administrative Services Division added many new processes and procedures to accommodate our growth and we continue to provide great customer services and are very responsive to our staff needs.

During 2014, we worked together to develop a shared vision, our management team and board worked on the building blocks of our 2015-2017 long range plan that will guide our efforts over the next few years. Many of our staff took part in leadership training and that was our first effort in an organized staff classroom training effort on a larger scale. It was successful by all accounts.

Our Board of Directors has implemented some new procedures that guide their activities to track information and these will really help us remain focused on our mission and calculated growth going forward.

As we enter our 35th year in business, we are grateful for the support of so many who have helped to support our vision.

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