Orion's January 2015 eNewsletter

Susan, Orion Manufacturing Training Program Graduate.


Susan started in the Part Marking division at Cascade Gasket in October 2013. While Susan began her employment through a staffing contract, she quickly demonstrated her fit to the culture, and how her skills, learned at Orion, would make her an asset to Cascade Gasket.  She was brought on as a permanent employee within a few months.

Orion and Cascade Gasket have had a long term relationship, and
Susan was a great representative of Orion's training program. Cascade Gasket liked what she did. Her performance has helped Orion maintain an open door between Orion and Cascade Gasket.

Susan's job is very detail oriented and demanding. She is responsible for marking each part by putting a number on each side, so that each part can be identified. Quality is essential, so she then makes sure that the ink used to mark each part is not smudged and remains legible. Recently, she took on additional responsibilities, and is in charge of assembling clamp blocks, verifying the certification for each component and correctly labeling each for packing.

Susan credits Orion for the support and training that have allowed her to be successful at Cascade Gasket.

Click on the link below to see Susan's New Beginnings video: 



Josh at work on the Orion manufacturing floor.

Josh would like to find a position with an area employer that will use his strong computer skills, customer service skills and the new skills he has gained at Orion. 


Prior to joining Orion, Josh worked as a part time courtesy clerk for one of the local grocery chains for 4 years. Although that was a good position for Josh while he was in school, he is now seeking a full time position. Josh has been a participant in our Manufacturing Training Program since January 2014. While at Orion Josh received training in shipping, component assembly, packaging and machine operation. Josh also just finished our forklift training and he is looking forward to sharing his new skills with his future employer.


Josh has really impressed everyone at Orion and received the production worker of the month award for May 2014.


If you are interested in learning more about Josh and his skills please feel free to contact Laura Fogle by phone at (253) 661-7805 ext. 290 or laura.fogle@orionworks.org.



Prove-It testing
Contact Center testing for new contracts

Program tours are available!
Orion currently has openings available in all of our training programs (Manufacturing, Office Skills & Customer Service and Contact Center) and for job development.        


Individuals who are interested in our Manufacturing training program or our Office Skills & Customer Service training program are invited to come and take a tour of the program and facility. 

  • Manufacturing program - every Tuesday at 1 pm
  • Office Skills & Customer Service program - every Wednesday at 1 pm
Contact Center program - pre-testing for computer literacy and customer service competency must be completed first. Contact Jeri Lucas to schedule an appointment at (253) 661-7805.

If you are interested in direct job placement services, please contact a Job Developer at (253) 661-7805.

Orion Riders and Orion staff collect items for
Toys for Kids drive

Orion Riders, Rick Pudmaroff and Miley Molstad pictured, collected unwrapped presents for the Toys for Kids gift drive.

The Orion Riders and Orion staff donated toys, time and money to the Toys for Kids drive organized by Valley Regional Fire Authority Firefighters and the Auburn Food Bank.

Orion Industries assisted in the effort to collect toys by placing multiple donation points throughout the building. Staff donated $1850 in unwrapped gifts and Orion matched the monetary value of the gifts. In total, $3700 was donated to the Auburn Food Bank.

If you would like to support the Auburn Food Bank with future toy drives or with any of their other programs, please visit their website:


Orion staff member recognized by Boeing

Orion staff member, Barb Duman, with her Pride @ Boeing award.

Orion Industries staff member, Barb Duman, has received an award from Boeing through the Pride @ Boeing Recognition Program. Barb's outstanding efforts earned her a nomination by Boeing supply chain staff for what is usually an internal award for Boeing staff.

The Boeing award states:
This award is presented to Barb Duman in recognition of your outstanding performance, professional attitude and invaluable contributions to the HBU program. We would like to say "Thank You" for your dedication and quick response to the HBU program delivery schedule dates. Your skills and efforts have contributed immeasurably to our success. Thank you again for your dedication!

Great job Barb! Congratulations.

And the winner is...

Orion Rider, Jason Person, receiving his Golden Scooter award.

Congratulations to Jason Person, who is the recipient of the 4th Annual Orion Riders' Golden Scooter Award.

He earned the award by exhibiting each of the hallmarks of what makes the Orion Riders outstanding ambassadors to our community. These hallmarks include being an outstanding role model by providing examples of integrity, dedication, enthusiasm, respect and service to the community.

Matt Foster and Victor Molstad were also nominated for the 4th Annual Orion Riders' Golden Scooter Award and deserve our congratulations and thanks as well.

Congratulations Jason!

Orion Wellness Committee members at the
Rogers Reindeer Fun Run

Orion Wellness Committee members from left to right, Joanna Boatwright , Mandi Magers and Liz Hickman.

Orion Wellness Committee members participated in the Rogers Reindeer Fun Run.

The fun run was hosted by Rogers High School choir students and the Blue Notes Booster Club. The Rogers Reindeer Fun Run is one of South Hill Puyallup's newest community events and was a great way to kick off the holiday season.

The event's goal was to help raise funds for the Rogers High School Performing Arts Music Program and the 2015 Choir Tour while promoting a healthy lifestyle.


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