Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.
Within an October 18-21 schedule of board activities in Seattle, ASTM directors will visit Mutual Materials, a major concrete masonry source in the Pacific Northwest, plus 24 other standards stakeholders. “Seattle is home to many industries that use high-quality technical standards to grow and thrive,” says ASTM International President Jim Thomas. “Our board plans to highlight that in our meeting and when we visit local businesses and organizations.”
In addition to Mutual Materials, based in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, the ASTM Board Outreach Day, October 20, features office or plant visits to engineering giant CH2M Hill, Walters & Wolf Curtain Wall, Washington State Department of Transportation and Weyerhaeuser.
ASTM has 500-plus members in Washington who assist in standards spanning more than 90 industry sectors, including those tied to sustainable construction and infrastructure growth; consumer goods; aviation and recreation equipment; and, fast-changing fields like biotechnology, software development and 3-D printing. “Like the rest of the world, Washington looks to ASTM’s 12,000-plus standards to improve quality of life while also supporting growth of its businesses on a global scale,” Thomas affirms.