Founded in 1987, Woodland Trade Co. is a Tacoma-based tool-design and tool-manufacturing company utilizing composites, metals, and 3D-printed hardware that has a worldwide reputation for excellence. The company has successfully navigated the aerospace industry’s ups and downs while receiving accolades from Boeing, which has twice awarded Woodland Trade its prestigious Supplier of the Year Award. Woodland Trade also has received Boeing’s Supplier Excellence Award each year since its inception in 2007. Woodland currently employs a few dozen individuals.

Said Senior Sales Manager Bruce Green: “We are very aware that our business is supporting a multitude of families within our company. However, if you look deeper, we see ourselves as a small economic engine because our tools are most often used to make aircraft components that enable business and leisure travel around the world.”

All photos by David Putnam