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MME Seminar: Manufacturing printed circuit boards on the Palouse: How and why SEL is choosing to vertically integrate printed circuit board manufacturing in Moscow, ID

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About the event

Presented by Jessi Hall, Senior Director for Vertical Integration at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Pullman, WA

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has recently announced they will be constructing a 140,000 sq. ft. printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing facility in Moscow, Idaho.  In this presentation, Jessi Hall, Sr. Director for Vertical Integration, will share how SEL came to the decision to vertically integrate PCBs, whey they chose Moscow, Idaho, as well as, what is unique and interesting about the new facility.

Biography: Jessi Hall is the Senior Director for Vertical Integration at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman, Washington. She joined SEL in 2011 as a mechanical engineer in the Manufacturing division and held various positions before moving into her current role in July 2020. Jessi leads SEL’s US-based vertical integration teams, including production, engineering, and support activities.  The vertical integration groups currently include: Magnetics (Lewiston, ID), Plastics (Lewiston, ID), Tool & Die (Lewiston, ID), Sheet Metal (Lewiston, ID), Machine Shop (Pullman, WA and Lewiston, ID), and is currently working on the start-up of SEL’s Printed Circuit Board Factory in Moscow, ID (December 2022).  The components manufactured by these teams are used by all of SEL’s global manufacturing facilities. Prior to working at SEL, Jessi worked as an Equipment Support Engineer and Equipment Support Engineering Supervisor at Micron in Boise, Idaho. She taught economics and operations management for three semesters as an adjunct professor at Boise State University.  Jessi received a B.S. of Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University in 2000, and an MBA from Boise State University in 2007.  In 2018, Jessi joined the external advisory board of the WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, where she is currently the chair.  Jessi has served on the Steptoe School District board since 2014.