Manufacturing

Manufacturing
New FAA policy could threaten kit plane makers
May 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008

A potential change in federal certification requirements has pitted Oregon’s kit airplane manufacturing industry and Sen. Ron Wyden against the Federal Aviation Administration. At issue is the so-called “51% rule.”

 

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Oregon manufacturers hone their edge
May 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008

 

JoshPowellBenchmark.jpgWhen Les de Asis shows a visitor the carbon dioxide lasers and computer-controlled machines in the factory of his Oregon City company, Benchmade Knife Co., he’s like a proud father showing off his kids.

 

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Sequential eyes Port of Umatilla for future plant
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Sequential-Pacific Biodiesel hasn’t even finished expanding capacity at its Salem plant, and it is already looking into building another factory at the Port of Umatilla.

 

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Sinar Mas buys four mills from Pope & Talbot
March 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008

As part of the Portland lumber company’s bankruptcy proceedings, Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas Group will buy four of Pope & Talbot’s pulp mills, including its sole Oregon mill in Halsey, for approximately $231 million.

 

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Composite aircraft industry takes off around Bend
February 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008

EpicVictory.jpgLast October, Indian billionaire Dr. Vijay Mallya — who founded India’s Kingfisher Airlines, one of the largest customers for Airbus — invested $200 million for a 50% stake in Epic Aircraft.

 

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