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Pump business weathers downturn

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_PumpBusinessIn the 20 years since Max Ozawa founded Ozawa R&D, a business that assembles precision metering pumps used in agriculture and food processing, the company has reduced its workforce and experienced a decline in manufacturing capacity. It survives by selling a premium product: relatively lightweight and long-lasting pumps that deliver precise amounts of fertilizer and other chemicals into water systems.

 

Comparing Oregon's housing trends

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_Databurst_Housing_01We evaluate Oregon's housing units growth and homeownership rate.

 

Oregon Aero boosts Scappoose

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_OregonAero_02For years after its founding in 1989, Oregon Aero remained a small company that designed and manufactured helmet cushions and other products.

 

Tribe puts hope in new casino

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_Casino_01On a Tuesday in January, employees at the Kah-Nee-Ta tribal casino undertook an arduous task: dismantling 300 slot machines in four hours, to be reassembled at the casino’s new temporary location about 10 miles away on Highway 26

 

Latino business grows in south

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_LatinoBusiness_01Mirroring robust growth around the state, a burgeoning Latino population in Southern Oregon with growing purchasing power is spurring the growth of Hispanic-owned business in Jackson County.

 

Oregon helicopters do the heavy lifting

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_Helicopters_02In the early days of Columbia Helicopters, back in 1957, the late founder and pilot Wes Lematta had trouble drumming up much business.

 

By the book

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_Tactics_01Patrick Becker Sr. is 70 years old now and slowed significantly by a stroke he suffered five years ago. But all one has to do is mention “The Letter” and his eyes light up and a wave of energy pulses across his elfin face. He is back in the fourth quarter of 1999.

 

 
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