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High Five
Monday, September 27, 2010
Hillsboro-based Quality Production Ltd. is committed to hiring locally for manufacturing jobs, rather than outsourcing.
Even as Oregon hemorrhages manufacturing jobs, [President Tom] Hauge says, QPL's revenues grow 40 percent a year. The company has hired 20 workers in less than two years and now employs 55. Hauge is bullish on U.S. manufacturing, countering conventional wisdom that America can't compete.

"There are certain manufactured products that will need to stay here," Hauge says. "If it's engineering intensive, if it's low-volume, if it's controlled by the government or if it's a new product where you need to get the bugs out before mass production."

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