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|Tuesday, May 01, 2007|
The city’s northwest industrial neighborhood will be home to a $13 million crumb rubber facility owned by Dash Mult-Corp, parent company of McMinnville-based RB Rubber Products. The new facility will be capable of grinding old tires into rubber crumbs 24 hours a day, five days a week, quite a jump from the current production rate at Dash’s RB Recycling plant in north Portland. All 30 workers from the recycling plant will join about 20 new employees at the new plant when it opens in January. The McMinnville plant currently handles the refining process, turning the large crumbs from Portland into smaller pieces that can be remolded into matting for playgrounds and athletic facilities. “We will go from the whole tire all the way down to the crumb in the new facility,” says Greg Divis, RB Rubber president.
Knowledge Learning Corporation acquired Children’s Creative Learning Center in early April. Knowledge Learning is the private provider of early childhood education and care that moved its headquarters to Portland following the acquisition of KinderCare in 2005. San Francisco-based Children’s Creative is an employer-sponsored program. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Portland’s downtown condo market has been flooded with new buildings in recent years. Now some developers, including Opus Carroll of the 21-story Ladd Tower, are taking a new approach: luxury apartments. Ladd Tower was originally planned as condos but Opus Carroll, a partnership between Opus Northwest and Carroll Investments, announced their decision to market the building’s units as apartments. John Bartell, vice president and general manager for Opus Northwest, says the supply of condos left a demand for high-end urban apartments unmet. Construction will begin in June after the historic Ladd Carriage house is moved off site.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
BY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER
Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?
Friday, July 18, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE
I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment.
Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
BY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.
Friday, August 15, 2014
In this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.
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Vigilant enters a New Year with a new president.
How George Fox has become one of Oregon's largest private universities.
Forest Grove sees growth in the burgeoning food and beverage scene.
Fifty-one Lane Powell lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Best Lawyers) 2015; of those selected, 23 lawyers are from the Firm’s office in Portland, Oregon.
Barran Liebman is proud to announce that Andrew Schpak, a Partner of the firm, has been named Chair of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for the 2014-2015 bar year.
Vanessa Sturgeon and Miller Nash LLP were selected as leaders in encouraging female advancement.