Washington Congressman Adam Smith Tours The Mint

Washington state congressman witnesses thriving company on visit to the minting industry leader.

Tom Boyle explaining the coin press to Representative Adam SmithCongressman Adam Smith’s recent tour of Northwest Territorial Mint showcased a growing Northwest company that hires local workers who manufacture American-made products for a distinguished customer base that includes the U.S. Military, Fortune 500 companies, and various governments and individuals.

On his visit, Congressman Smith (WA-09), a passionate supporter of rights for veterans and workers with disabilities, was also pleased to learn of Northwest Territorial Mint’s disability hiring practices. The company recently was named Medium Private Employer of the Year by the Washington Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment.

A proud advocate of military personnel and a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Smith saw a working mint production line and talked to Northwest Territorial Mint employees and supervisors, including retired Command Sergeant Major and account executive Bruce Proctor.

With the bulk of its in-demand line of military challenge coins, custom medallion and other world-class minted items minted on-site in Auburn, WA, CSM Proctor discussed the company’s role as a source for jobs in the Congressman’s district.

“As a retired CSM, it’s a special honor to meet an elected official who supports our troops and veterans. It was also great to see his interest in a local business that’s creating job for his constituents,” Proctor said.

“We’re proud to have Representative Smith learn about our commemorative products that are available to military members, corporations and anyone looking to honor achievement with a minted item of timeless quality.” 

About Northwest Territorial Mint:
Since 1984, Northwest Territorial Mint has specialized in designing and creating custom coins, medallions, and related items of the highest craftsmanship for individuals and institutions worldwide. Its coins have been handed out by the Commander in Chief, the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other high-ranking military officers and elected officials. Its commemorative coins are available at Navy, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard exchanges, and it is licensed to create and sell for many iconic American organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, Harley-Davidson, and the National Rifle Association.

Two of Northwest Territorial Mint’s five locations are in Auburn, Washington (its corporate offices and minting facility and a warehouse and shipping facility). Its other locations are a die-cutting facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin; a sales office in Springfield, Virginia; and a retail store in The Pentagon.