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The Latest From Parker, Smith & Feek

On July 1st, David Eckroth officially took over his responsibilities as Parker, Smith & Feek’s fifth President and CEO in our 80-year history. Concurrent with Dave’s transition, members of our Board of Directors have also assumed new responsibilities. Please join us in congratulating these individuals on their new leadership roles! Dwight Jarvis, Chairman Chad Kincaid, […]

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One of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington Best Workplaces!

Parker, Smith & Feek has long been dedicated to creating a supportive work environment for our hard-working employees. This year, we have been selected as one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington Best Workplaces, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Thank you to all of our staff who make PS&F a great place […]

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Space Needle’s Biggest Renovation

Built in 1962 for the Seattle World’s Fair, the Space Needle is undertaking the third and largest major renovation in its history. This renovation will be ‘glass-tacular’ with floor to ceiling glass providing uninhibited observation deck views along with the first ever rotating glass floor in the SkyCity restaurant. Parker, Smith & Feek is honored […]

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Risk Transfer:  Avoiding the Pitfall of
“Horizontal Exhaustion of Limits”

A landlord of a commercial building includes in their lease a requirement that their tenants maintain commercial general liability (CGL) insurance with a limit of no less than $2 million. The landlord must be named as an additional insured under the tenant’s CGL policy, and the policy must be primary and noncontributory with respect to any policies carried by the landlord.

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PS&F Alaska Raising Money For
The Alaska SPCA & Mable T. Coverly Senior Center

Parker, Smith & Feek’s Alaska office spent a Friday raising money for the Alaska SPCA and Mable T. Coverly Senior Center by participating in a city-wide scavenger hunt around Anchorage. Our four teams, Jananigans, Team Sheets, Savoie Convoy, and Team Espias Exiliados, ran around town to collect all of the items, and had a whole […]

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Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) Conference

This year’s CAMPS Conference on June 8th will be focused on helping members achieve Market Domination. During the general sessions we will hear from local manufacturers and industry thought leaders on how Washington manufacturers can best position their resources in the global marketplace. Breakout sessions will focus on specific processes, technologies, and strategies that manufacturers can […]

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NCCI’s Elimination of Anniversary Rating Date –
What it Means for You

Way back in July of 2015, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) made a decision to eliminate employers’ Anniversary Rating Date (ARD) beginning May 1, 2017. Historically, the ARD was designed to control the effective period for an employer’s workers’ compensation rates and experience modification factor.

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Damage To Your Work Exclusion:
A Common Construction Claim Scenario

The following is a common claim scenario for our general contractor and subcontractor clients: A general contractor hires a subcontractor to complete work on the construction of a building. A few years after the construction is completed, the building owner alleges there are defects in the construction, and makes a claim against the general contractor. The sole focus of the claim is the work of the subcontractor. The allegedly defective work did not cause damage to any other part of the building.

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Genie Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are an essential piece of equipment on many construction projects. To ensure an incident free workplace it is important to have operators adequately trained, a pre-use inspection performed, and a preventive maintenance program in place. In addition, watch for manufacturers periodic safety notices. Genie recently issued a bulletin for a software problem that […]

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How 3-D Printers are Changing the Aerospace Industry

Marie Gallanar | Account Executive In my never-ending quest for knowledge as a member of the Parker, Smith & Feek Manufacturing Practice Group, I attended the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Annual Conference in Lynnwood, Washington. Over the course of this three-day conference, I was provided with multiple economic forecasts for the aerospace industry from […]

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National Association of Women in Construction Week

The National Association of Women in Construction takes a week every year to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry, raise awareness of opportunities for women in construction, and to emphasize the growing presence of women in this industry. Parker, Smith & Feek is showing our support by sponsoring their Ignite Women! […]

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Women in Leadership

To quote Six Sigma Black Belt, Jack Donaghy, “Diversity is the engine that drives this country.” Though Jack is a fictitious character, his message rings true. Diversity in employee populations leads to variety in opinion, critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving.

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