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|Archives - April 2007|
|Sunday, April 01, 2007|
BIG DEALS OF THE YEAR 2006
Acquisitions, innovations and market demand fire up a stalwart Oregon industry.
By Jon Bell
To say the past year was an active one for Portland-based Precision Castparts Corp. would be something of an understatement.
The complex metal parts manufacturer announced no fewer than three out-of-state acquisitions in 2006. Thanks to strong demand from the power-generation market, general industry and the aerospace sector, Precision saw its sales for the quarter that ended Dec. 31 soar to $1.4 billion, up a whopping 62% over the same quarter the previous year.
The year ahead is also looking good. Two more acquisitions already have been announced this calendar year, and Peter Arment, an analyst who covers Precision for JSA Research in Newport, R.I., recently told investors they would be wise to make Precision stock “a must-own in 2007.”
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.
Friday, September 19, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?
Thursday, August 28, 2014
OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LORI TOBIAS
Business has been good to Laura Anderson, leading some to suggest she must be awfully lucky to find such success in a business notorious for failure. But luck’s had little to do with it.
Friday, August 22, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
When business intersects with family, a host of situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.
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