Manufacturing
Oregon gets peanuts from the Pentagon
August 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007

PacStar3500.jpgDespite the efforts of a regional business coalition to increase Pentagon contracts awarded in Oregon, last year the state fell to its lowest ranking in defense spending per state in 10 years.

 

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Plywood mills face expensive cleanup
August 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007

In a ruling that could affect as many as 15 plywood mills in Oregon, a federal appeals court judge has rebuffed an attempt by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to create a regulatory loophole in the air quality standards that govern the millions of pounds of hazardous chemicals that mills around the nation release each year.

 

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Umatilla County shifts toward durables and services
August 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007

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As recently as 2001, non-durable goods manufacturing employment in Umatilla County outnumbered durable goods by more than two-to-one.

 

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VIP: Kirk Richardson, CEO Keen Footwear
August 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007

KirkRichardson.jpgIn khaki shorts, a short-sleeved red shirt and, natch, Keen sandals, there’s nothing monastic about Kirk Richardson’s getup.

 

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ALBANY
July 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007

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PepsiCo has delayed plans to build a Gatorade plant in Albany. The $250 million project would bring 200 new jobs to the area.

 

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