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Meet Kristen

My name is Kristen. I have been at FastCap for 12 years now. I was born and raised in beautiful Bellingham, Washington. I enjoy so many aspects of living here and especially being outdoors. I did leave the Northwest to study business with an emphasis in accounting at Biola University in La Mirada, CA and I enjoy putting my accounting skills to work at FastCap as well as other office tasks. The owners are my Aunt and Uncle and I have loved working for family and my co-workers feel like family as we spend so much time together and work together as a team. I have admired the way my relatives have built this business from a small operation in their garage to the large warehouse we are currently in. Their desire to put customers first and make sure they are fully taken care of regardless of cost is beyond the norm in the industry. They are the same in taking care of their employees. They really go above and beyond. I started out working full time at FastCap but with raising 3 young children my hours over the years have fluctuated but I am thankful that I have been able to continue in a part-time role and stay connected to my co-workers, our vendors, and our customers.

Meet Jess

My name is Jess and I am the newest addition to our customer service staff, having worked here since March of 2018. I graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Canadian American Studies also in March of 2018. I started working directly in the office assisting with orders being placed and general customer inquiries. My favorite part about Fastcap is how everyone is so committed to learning every day. We all teach each other about new topics during our morning meeting where we go over different topics in history. I also love taking the time to learn about all of our different products from everyone here. It is great to work for a company that is so invested in everyone’s growth and I can’t wait to see everything else that I will learn during my time here at Fastcap!

Meet Jordan

My name is Jordan and I have worked at Fastcap for the last 4 years. I was born and raised in Whatcom County. I graduated from Squalicum High School in 2012 and took part in the running start program at both Bellingham Technical College and Whatcom Community College. I love living in the area, but my wife and I enjoy traveling as much as possible! I started my Fastcap career working in the small pack shipping department, then made the transition to handling the outgoing freight shipments. After working in the freight department for about a year, I moved back to the small pack to work as the shipping department manager. I currently work in the office processing wholesale purchase orders and assisting with customer service needs! I am grateful for the many responsibilities that Fastcap has allowed me to experience and all the cross-training that goes on here. Over the last 4 years, I have learned so much about Lean Manufacturing, and I do my best to apply these principles in my current position, always looking for improvements both small and large that will make our jobs easier!

Meet Thomas

My name is Thomas and I have worked at Fastcap since February of 2016. I started first in our production department and for the last 2.5 years as customer service and as our online order processor. I enjoy every day working at Fastcap. My favorite things about working here include our many shop dogs (like Yoshi the office dog), getting to spend time with my coworkers who are generous, funny, and dedicated to what they do, as well as getting to use and enjoy our beautiful facility in Ferndale WA. I like working in our woodshop and helping out on the production floor if I am not in the office creating orders and answering customer phone calls and emails. Our focus at Fastcap on lean principles and leadership has also changed my life for the better and has lead to me enjoying my job immensely because we have eliminated so much waste and struggle from work which leaves me free to focus on the fun and challenge of keeping our customers happy. I think Fastcap rocks! I have a bachelor’s degree in Economics from WSU. I enjoy reading, cooking, all our parks and outdoor activities and spending time with my family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving comes early for the FastCap Crew! We have much to be thankful for!

NEW Biesse CNC Machine

Tyler Erickson and Ron Paulk show off FastCap’s beautiful new Biesse CNC Machine that will be used to make the Paulk Workbench.

What is FastCap?

Paul Akers discusses what makes FastCap unique.

Fastcap Founder Paul Akers – A Bellingham Innovator

“Whatcom County is home to a number of highly successful entrepreneurs who are quietly and methodically doing massive transactions with national and international partners every day. One of them is Paul Akers, the dynamic man behind FastCap, which operates from a 50,000-square-foot facility on Ferndale’s Pacific Highway.”

Press here to read the entire article by Lauren Kramer of BE in Bellingham.

Want to know where to buy FastCap Products in Australia?

Paul Akers visits Timbecon in Melbourne where they carry FastCap products.

For more information on Timbecon, visit their website.

Paul’s Year End Message

Paul Akers reviews 2016 and realizes that failure is the platform for innovation.

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