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The winners of this year’s Portland Business Alliance’s Growth Awards share the strategies, struggles and secrets of getting to the top.
ON THE WAY UP
Stories by Jon Bell
NO. 1 LARGE COMPANY
Oregon Iron Works
Oregon Iron Works is not a company to be pigeonholed.
Over the past few years, the Clackamas complex-metals fabricator has broadened its scope to focus on a wide range of industries, from hydroelectric, aerospace and nuclear to marine, bridges and even missile defense. OIW also has several irons in the streetcar industry fire and a few heating up in wave energy.
“I think our diversity of capabilities in various industries is our No. 1 one asset,” says CEO Robert Beal. “It’s been growing and I think it will continue to do so.”
Miles Fiberglass & Composites
Talk about humble beginnings.
Lowell Miles was just 21 when he found himself smitten by, of all things, fiberglass, after visiting a boat show in 1958.
Tri-Star Search & Staffing
Like many industries, the recruiting and staffing sector took a dive after Sept. 11, 2001.
“Recruiters were dropping like crazy,” says Rudi Bellinazzo, who at the time worked for a specialized staffing service. “There was probably a 50% hit in recruiters leaving the industry. It was a tough marketplace.”
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY
Lawger upends the typical hourly based fee model by letting clients determine the cost.
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
The Jade International District, already Portland's center of Asian life, is poised for rejuvenation. Where does that leave the westside's historic Chinatown?
Sunday, December 07, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
A look-in on the life of Norris & Stevens' president, plus an abridged Powerlist for the best commercial real estate firms.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Catching up with Amen Teter, Portland-based global director of action sports for Octagon Olympics & Action sports talent agency.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Portland's cab companies urged city hall for consideration as officials weigh new rules for Uber and other ridesharing companies.
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
The 2014 Bend Venture Conference set a record for the most cash, investments and prizes awarded at an angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. Investments in the six winning companies exceeded $1 million. The 11th annual conference was hosted by Economic Development of Central Oregon.
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