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Startup turns methanol and water into hydrogen

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS16Tech startup Element One this month launched a product that transforms methanol and water into hydrogen, paving its way to enter markets in the developing world. Its “Pegasus hydrogen generator” could provide fuel for hydrogen cells that power rapidly expanding telecommunication networks.
 

Port of Bandon reclaims seafood plant

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS15The Port of Bandon has assumed control of a seafood processing plant and market building from Clackamas-based Pacific Seafood Group (PSG) after two years of tense negotiations in which the port charged that PSG broke a 1982 lease on the 14,000-square-foot “blue building,” located on the shores of the Coquille River just as it spills into the Pacific.
 

Workers' comp costs fall over time

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS14The cost of workers’ compensation insurance for most Oregon employers will remain flat in 2011, according to the Department of Consumer and Business Services, which sets those rates for every industry in the state.
 

Richard Singer's vision for NW 23rd

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS13When developer Richard Singer was 3 years old, he and his two siblings received a building on NW 23rd Avenue as a gift from their grandfather, Harry Zell, one of the two brothers for whom the now-closed Zell Bros. Jewelers was named.
 

Nike helps nonprofits from Oregon to Sudan

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS11Two new grant programs backed by Beaverton-headquartered Nike, one local and the other global, are pouring seed money into projects from Clatskanie to Kenya.
 

Counties, timber company exchange property

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Private land in Lincoln, Benton and Polk counties has been exchanged for state land to allow for better road placement and easier management.

 

SAM Medical expands in Wilsonville

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS09SAM Medical Products in Wilsonville created a better way to treat battle injuries after its co-founder, Sam Scheinberg, served in Vietnam as a medic and saw how poorly splints worked on burned skin.
 
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