47 Member Consortium Grows as Inland Northwest Consortium Prepares for Phase 2 Competition. The Spokane-Coeur d’Alene region has officially been designated as a Regional Technology Hub by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The American Aerospace Materials Manufacturing Center (AAMMC) is now one of 31 Hubs nationwide eligible to compete for Phase 2 of the CHIPS Regional Innovation Hub grants of $50-$75 million.
Leading aerospace companies and research universities have joined nearly 50 area workforce training, venture capital, economic development, labor, tribal and government groups in the Inland Northwest to support establishing the American Aerospace Materials Manufacturing Center (AAMMC). If selected, the AAMMC tech hub will establish a world-class testbed for production, commercialization, and entrepreneurship in the Inland Northwest.
ATC Manufacturing, a Lakeside company, has been chosen as a key partner on NASA’s Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM) project. As a key member of both the HiCAM project and the Advanced Composites Consortium, ATC will continue to lead advancements in sustainability, durability, and performance for the aerospace and high-performance materials industries.
Pat Jones of ATC Manufacturing and Tyler Haug of Architerra have both joined Lakeside as Associate Partners. Both Pat and Tyler bring decades of experience in their respective fields and are vital to Lakeside’s success in their roles at Architerra and ATC.
The Triumph Composites project remains in the planning and development stages. Our goal with this project remains the same; to find the best long-term use of the existing building and surrounding acreage that supports job retention and growth in the Spokane region.
ATC Manufacturing announced the award of an expanded agreement by Boeing for various thermoplastic composite components. This contract builds upon ATC’s existing relationship with Boeing as a Boeing Premier Bidder and key supplier to all active commercial aircraft programs.
Selkirk Construction is strategically combining with Lakeside’s home building and residential development company, Architerra, in 2023. This brings together two teams of experts in complementary areas of home design and build, expanding capabilities and further positioning the team to continue leading the regional market.
Partner David Leach was recently honored by SAMPE as a distinguished Fellow for 2022. This honor is in recognition of 30+ year career developing materials, specifically thermoplastic composites for aerospace and high-performance applications.
Architerra, and Zi Spa (both Lakeside companies) attended the SK Ball on September 9th. The SK Ball is an annual fundraiser by Ronald McDonald House of the Inland Northwest. Architerra was an event sponsor and Andi B. of Zi Spa won the coveted bull riding competition and belt buckle.
Sponsorship of the event by Architerra was a continuation of support for RMCH of the Inland Northwest. Last year, Architerra donated $50,000 to Ronald McDonald House to help support the capital campaign for Northern Idaho House – a new building that opened in March 2020. Prior to this expansion, an average of fourteen families a day were on our waiting list for somewhere to stay while their children received medical treatment.
Currently, RMHC can house 64 families a night in three houses; however ongoing support is still needed. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest provides temporary lodging, social and emotional support, at no charge, for families of children accessing medical services. The Spokane area is a premier medical destination and families face difficult decisions as many are unable to pay for a hotel. Instead, they have to sleep in their cars, sleep in hospital waiting rooms, or leave their hospitalized infant or child to travel home. More than half face incredible financial hardships due to loss of income(s) and mounting medical bills.
Architerra, Zi Spa, and Lakeside will continue to support this important cause. To donate or get involved, visit their site:
We are proud to be a silver sponsor for the “Under the Big Top” fundraiser for Specialized Needs Recreation. This event supports the important socialization and recreation activities provided by SNR year-round.
Specialized Needs Recreation is a local organization in Coeur d’Alene whose goal is to provide recreational opportunities to all people with disabilities regardless of their ability to pay. You can learn more about them in this video or on their site: