|Chromite mining begins in Coos County||| Print ||
COOS COUNTY Over the concerns of some South Coast residents, Coos County will allow a subsidiary of an Australia-based mining company to begin mining one of the few chromite reserves in the Western Hemisphere. Oregon Resources has already started excavating chromite, which is used to create the metal chromium, from a site near Bandon as part of a pilot program. Should the company receive state and federal environmental and resources permits for the full project, it would expand work to four other locations on 2,000 acres of forestland owned by Oregon Resources and Weyerhaeuser. Also proposed is a refinery at a dock site near Coos Bay. Traffic — estimated at six trucks a minute, day and night — between the mines and the plant has drawn the biggest outcry. Concerns that mining will lower or pollute the water table have also angered county residents.
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From Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute: OTRADI today announced its plans to open and operate a 13,000 square-foot multi-tenant bioscience complex in the Willamette Wharf building at 4640 SW Macadam Avenue. Slated to be complete in spring 2013, the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) will house up to six companies.
MEDIAmerica, publisher of Oregon Business and Oregon Home magazines, announces a new retail website: HalfOffOregon.com. The website offers lodging, dining, recreation and many other items at half off their regular cost.
As you probably know by now, The Vernon Company is a national leader in the promotional products industry with annual sales of over $60 million. We are a family owned business, led by the fourth generation of the Vernon family.