Manufacturing

5 Minute Profile: Hydro Flask, Bend

August 31, 2020

By Jim Teece Each Month I spend 5 minutes using the web to find information about Oregon Companies. Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel beverage and food flasks.  Founded in 2009 in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask is committed to bringing customers Unexpected Refreshment each and every time through the unique…

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Hynix’s 1.2-million-square-foot Eugene factory sells for $6.3 million

April 7, 2020

Hynix spent $1.5 billion to build and equip a world-class 1.2-million-square-foot factory on 200 acres, which opened in 1998. It operated for a decade before shutting down in 2008 during the great recession. The closure left 1,400 people out of work, which was one of the biggest mass layoffs in Oregon history, before the pandemic.…

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Budget-Friendly Inventory Management Tools for Small Business

January 1, 2020

By Marcus Lansky at https://abilitator.biz/ Whether you’re running a retail store, a manufacturing facility, or a warehouse, inventory management is likely a constant challenge for your business. That’s especially true if you’re a small business in the early stages of growth. However, even small businesses on tight budgets have options for better inventory management. 4…

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History has to begin somewhere. And so do businesses.

January 1, 2020

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS  SINCE 1946 By Greg Henderson Con-Vey, LLC—previously known as Con-Vey Keystone, Inc.—is headquartered in Roseburg at their full-service facility of over 100,000 sq. ft. Beginning as a fabrication and machine shop in 1946, who could have guessed that customers located only a few miles away in the beginning would one day be the…

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TallWood Design Institute Open House and Emmerson Lab Public Opening

August 23, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – 1:30pm to 4:30pm Please join TDI and other mass timber enthusiasts this fall at the recently completed A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory for an open house demonstration of the facility’s structural testing and advanced manufacturing capabilities, including live demos of our Biesse 5-axis CNC and Kuka 6-axis robot arm. In addition…

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Oregon Tech Board Chair Lisa Graham Named to National “Influential Women in Manufacturing” List

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019, Schaumburg, Ill. – Lisa Graham, Ph.D., P.E., vice president of analytics engineering at Seeq and chair of the Board of Trustees of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has been selected to the 2019 class of Influential Women in Manufacturing (IWIM). The award is provided annually by Putman Media, publisher of Chemical Processing, Control, Control Design, Food Processing,…

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How stories from Aviation can make us better Managers

July 1, 2019

THE LEARNING CURVE, GARY ANTHES In this, the fourth installment of our six part series, we look at the role of Delivery in business value creation and examine, through the lens of lessons learned, an example of delivery from the field of aviation. The picture of Boeing’s iconic 737 airliner represents a culmination of aviation…

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Oregon Construction – A Few Words

June 1, 2019

A recent report said there are over 5,000 construction jobs available in Oregon today. It would appear that anyone meeting qualifications to work in the construction industry can find work. And yet many rural communities struggle to keep the infrastructure operating or young adults from moving to the bigger cities. Simultaneous changes in education, employment,…

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Could Your Plant Benefit from a FREE Energy Assessment?

May 1, 2019

By: Energy Trust Looking for new ways to trim energy operating costs and increase the bottom line in your facility? Whether you’ve already made energy improvements or are just getting started, an energy assessment can help you determine the largest savings and decide where to focus. Available at no cost to eligible customers of participating…

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Amy’s Kitchen

April 1, 2019

Amy’s Kitchen was created 30 years ago from the belief that great tasting food should be available to all. It all started when founders Rachel and Andy Berliner were pregnant with their daughter Amy, the namesake of the company. When Rachel was on bed rest during her pregnancy, Andy went looking for ready-made meals at…

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The Role of Manufacturing and Coos County

April 1, 2019

by Annette Shelton-Tiderman Is manufacturing still important? This is a question often asked by people in both urban and rural communities. As an industry, manufacturing has always been a hub for job creation and the development of new technologies. We have seen the industry shift from an infancy where steam and water power supplanted hand-operated…

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How to Update Your Employee Handbook

April 1, 2019

By Jenna Reed, Vice President General Counsel and Compliance Services Cascade Employers Association jreed@cascadeemployers.com If it’s been more than a year since you’ve given your employee handbook a thorough read, chances are it’s already out of date. I don’t know too many people that jump up and down about the prospect of updating their employee…

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