As much as there is a big focus on IT and social media, there is a very interesting Seattle local company to go visit.
GM Nameplate is a global manufacturer that provides custom-engineered solutions to leading companies worldwide. Our capabilities include user interface devices, front panel integration, labels, nameplates, safety decals, plastic molding and decorating, quick-turn prototyping, die-cut components, value-added assemblies and more.
GM Name plate provide service for small to large quantity product User Interfaces, labels, casing, ribbon circuitry. For example, Microsoft Xbox controller UI, Medical device console UI, and even huge Boring Aircraft exterior logo sticker.
This supplier does it all!! I had a chance to visit this supplier and was amazed with complexity of logistics within the facility located in Seattle Magnolia. You can see all sorts of actions on the follow with automated machines producing assembly parts for various system application usage.
I recommend visiting such a facility in the mix of software or IT company as the real actions of product manufacturing are exciting to see.