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Today is International Women's Day and Pioneer is celebrating our women in manufacturing who work in every area of our three plants. Someone asked, “Do you really have women working in production?” The answer is, “YES WE DO!”

Back in 1985 a new team was showing up to work on Pioneer’...


FREE Screening of ‘Beyond the Wall’

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Seattle Public Library – Downtown, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1109

The Seattle Public Library is presenting the film...

“My book has me ecstatic, as it gives me the opportunity to snuff out some of the dysfunctionalism that has been plaguing my family for generations. My hope is to positively affect this country's recidivism rates and to help the souls in the streets of lost dreams.  Remember: Never give up on anyone. Not for any reason. If I can claw my way out of my self-imposed abyss – so can the next...

Listen to our program manager, Mary Reed, at Whatcom Community Detox discuss the opioid epidemic on KGMI radio.

We started filming Erin when she arrived at our housing program in Tacoma. She was making a big change in her life and looking forward to living with her children again. Her past life of addiction was being pushed behind her.



Pioneer's In-Home Family Counseling changed its name to the Parental and Adolescent Counseling Services (PACS) program and offers intensive services to preserve families that are at significant risk of having children removed from the home due to abuse, neglect or severe family conflict in Snohomish and Skagit Counties.

The PACS program is managed by Marie Preftes-Arenz. She works with...

Seattle Business Magaine held their fifth annual Executive Excellence Awards gala to honor outstanding achievement in the C-suite. The Executive Excellence Awards recognize CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, executive directors and other inspirational leaders for modeling exemplary behavior in the day-to-day operation of complex corporate ecosystems as well as in the larger context of providing a moral compass. Karen Lee, CEO...

Pioneer Counseling-Rainier Clinic has moved into a new facility and had an Open House for community partners on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The new clinic is located at 901 Rainier Avenue South in Seattle and supports clients in their recovery from mental health and substance use disorder issues. Individuals can self-refer to the program or the clinic accepts referrals from law enforcement and...

Crain's Seattle interviewed Pioneer's CEO, Karen Lee, on past mistakes in her career that shaped her current business philosophy. It is part of a column series that Crain's reports on called, "If I Knew Then..."

Karen shares that her biggest mistake was fear of failure. Looking back, she feels we all learn from our failures - it's really about course-correcting...

Both King 5 TV and the Tacoma News Tribune featured a story on Pioneer to end the year right! Employees from Pioneer Industries - Plant 2, Toalei Mulitauaopele and Lynette Malo, talked about the importance of a company hiring a formerly incarcerated individual to give him/her a second chance and an avenue to prove themselves.

Watch the TV clip on King 5 News...