1. We Have Been Doing it for 40 Years.
Bridgeways is entering its 40th year serving the Snohomish County area and our 38th year as a non-profit. We know manufacturing and we know how to serve the community we work in. We realize we are one of many manufacturing companies in the area, but few have had the long history that we have had, and few are as committed to giving back to their community the way that we do. With the celebration our 40th Anniversary we do so with a new set of values, a new logo and a new approach to providing companies with manufacturing services that are more than just a great product, but an opportunity to also give back to the community they work in.
2. We Are More Than Manufacturing.
Bridgeways is an employment social enterprise. What does that mean? We are an organization that uses commercial strategies to make a positive difference for the social good. We not only provide excellent service, we also give back to the community. We do this through our clinical service programs. We offer housing support, employment support and a court program that helps individuals struggling with mental illness get the help they need and offer an alternative to incarceration.
3. We Don’t Just Do Aerospace.
We are an organization known for the work we do in Aerospace and are AS9100D certified. AS9100 is an internationally recognized industry standard for quality assurance in the aerospace industry. Despite all the work we do in aerospace, we are proud of the fact that we are adaptable and have a history of thinking outside the box, working with a multitude of businesses. In addition to our more traditional services like, mechanical assembly, electrical assembly and tool refurbishment we have assembled phone cases, fulfilled orders for recreational gear, assembled electronic panels, and packaged products for coffee companies.
4. We Put our Money Where our Mouth Is.
Bridgeways mission is: “to provide services that promote quality of life for individuals living with mental illness in a manner that facilitates growth, independence, and a sense of community.” These services include, housing supports, employment support and our MAP court program. Our employment support services are for those struggling with mental illness to help them navigate the job landscape. We are proud to say that this program is client-directed and works with the client to find opportunities based on their interests. By looking at an individual’s skills and passions for an occupation, we’re able to find them the best fit to enable fulfilling and sustainable employment. This also means that we have clients interested in the work that we do and come to work within the Bridgeways organization itself. We put or money where our mouth is, we don’t just advocate for the hiring for folks struggling with mental illness we also hire them ourselves. We foster a culture of inclusion and understanding, we look at each staff member as an individual and work to be flexible and adaptable to meet bot the business and the individual’s needs.
5. We Are More Than A Social Enterprise.
We understand that at the end of the day it is imperative that we don’t wholly lean on our message of giving back to the community to receive our manufacturing clients. We know businesses need to find the best pricing and quality for their own clients. Bridgeways is not just a net positive for the community, we are ISO9001:2015 certified, for international quality assurance. We are proud to have earned the world’s most established quality standard for manufacturing operations. We have a 99% on-time delivery rating as well as a 99.74% quality rating. We provide competitive pricing on top of our excellent quality and service, making what we feel is an easy decision for any potential client.
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