Manufacturing

Manufacturing
Lapchi revolutionizes the rug business
February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 TacticsKerry Smith is a former bread-baking magnate who has transformed the carpet industry by creating Lapchi.

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Portland ceramic company Mudshark Studios touts Oregon-made
February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Dispatches OregonMade 01From vases that look like trophies to vintage urinal reproductions, Mudshark Studios is an alternative to “Made in China.” The company offers ceramic mold making, production services and product consulting at their 17,000-square-foot Northeast Portland location.

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Tim Boyle charts the future as Columbia Sportswear turns 75
February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 BoylesBattle 01As Columbia Sportswear turns 75, Tim Boyle takes aim at warming weather, Europe, growth challenges and increasing competition as he pushes the potential of a $2 billion iconic Oregon company.

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Sealy workers ask for help to keep North Portland factory open
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Workers at the Sealy's mattress plant in North Portland that is to close in March asked the Oregon Investment Council to pressure the factory's owner to keep it open.

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Manufacturing rises in U.S.
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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

U.S. manufacturing had modest gains in December, boosting the economy at the start of the new year.

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