|Daimler stays in Portland, saves jobs||| Print ||
|Tuesday, September 29, 2009|
Daimler Trucks North America announced it will keep its Swan Island truck plant open instead of shutting down next year as planned. The move will likely save about 650 jobs, but reactions are mixed.
"Some people are very pleased by it, and some are at the end of a very long roller coaster ride," says Joe Kear, Machinists District 24 business representative. "They've just had another bump in that ride when they'd already begun to mentally transition."
The surprise reversal - resulting, says the company, from a big military contract - saves living-wage jobs and counters the trend of manufacturing moving abroad. Portland Mayor Sam Adams was quick to praise the move, adding that Daimler has not asked for incentives or subsidies to stay open.
Read the full story at OregonLive.com.
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From Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute: OTRADI today announced its plans to open and operate a 13,000 square-foot multi-tenant bioscience complex in the Willamette Wharf building at 4640 SW Macadam Avenue. Slated to be complete in spring 2013, the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) will house up to six companies.
MEDIAmerica, publisher of Oregon Business and Oregon Home magazines, announces a new retail website: HalfOffOregon.com. The website offers lodging, dining, recreation and many other items at half off their regular cost.
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