Manufacturing

Manufacturing
Deal Watch: Two water contracts keep Northwest Pipe on course
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Northwest Pipe Company president Brian Dunham says that during past recessions, the firm’s chairman has joked that they should have bought a company plane — if only so they could sell it and cut costs when times were tough.

 

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Esco sees bright spot in gold as global slowdown hits
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

oilsandsWhat a difference a year makes. A year ago, Portland-based heavy equipment manufacturer Esco was surging along on strong prices for metals and oil as well as emerging markets in India and China. Not any more.

 

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Recyclers say e-waste law won't mean profit
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
ewaste.jpgOregon's new electronic waste law has recyclers bracing for a surge in e-waste this year. But the recession and a plunge in commodity prices could turn the law's first year into a bitter pill for the state's recycling industry.
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Wood products jobs chopped by one-sixth
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
WoodProducts.gifEmployment in Oregon’s timber industry has been declining for decades. Reasons include mechanization, competition from Canada and changes in forest management due to environmental concerns.
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Deal Watch: Freightliner lands bittersweet military order
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Freightliner.jpgSince that chilly autumn day back in October when Daimler Trucks North America announced it would be shuttering its Portland plant come June 2010, little notice has been given to the company outside its inevitable fate.
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