Orion Industries’ Auburn location hosted a special guest yesterday, with Gov. Jay Inslee taking a tour of the facility.

The governor paid a visit to the site to learn about Orion’s mission of providing training opportunities to those who have barriers to employment.

“Gov. Inslee was able to gain firsthand knowledge of the positive impact that Orion has on the community and see how Orion contributes to Washington State's economy,” said a release from Chris Hedegaard, Orion’s marketing manager.

Several area companies partner with Orion for workers through its three divisions: aerospace manufacturing, contact center services, and training and employment. Orion’s aerospace manufacturing enterprise, in particular, supplies precision machined parts and sub-assemblies to aerospace customers throughout the world.

Orion is certified to the international aerospace manufacturing quality standards ISO 9001 and AS 9100, and is the recipient of the Boeing 2011, 2015, and 2016 Global Supplier of the Year award. Orion conducts manufacturing operations at both its Auburn plant and its Mukilteo plant.