Northwest Aerospace News — Issue 32 April | May 2023 | Page 36

Nick Honeycutt is an everyman ’ s manufacturing company operator . Like many in the commercial aerospace industry in the Northwest , he has the highs and lows of running and growing a small company . Honeycutt shared that he sleeps minimally , maybe four hours a night . “ I have four kids , and they are all busy with sports ; after they go to bed , I sit up and think about the business .” There ’ s no wonder where his thoughts go in running the company — the political climate , hiring and maintaining employees , upgrading equipment and square footage , competition , vendors , and adding services and customers . Add in concerns felt going through the pandemic and its challenges , and it keeps a man up at night .