As we head toward Manufacturing Week, the importance of significant suppliers to major builders of things joins the spotlight. Organizations such as Orion Industries of Auburn come to mind.

Widely celebrated as a Tier 1 supplier to Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Orion is considered the 10th largest aerospace employer in Washington. And in April, the company repeated as Global Supplier of the Year in the community category for Boeing.

But Orion is more than a one-trick pony: its contract center services division is adding clients from MultiCare Health System here in the South Sound to U.S. Army near the Pentagon and Microsoft everywhere its software products need a Disability Answer desk.

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