ESCO shuts down production line in NW Portland

ESCO shuts down production line in NW Portland

The manufacturer will lay off 20 full-time employees and about 50 temporary workers from its original Northwest plant.

The plant at NW 25th Ave was established over 100 years ago. It makes cast metal parts for mining, construction, industrial, oil and gas applications.

Jon Owens, ESCO Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, said some parts made on the line were obsolete, while others could be made elsewhere for less, closer to where they were needed.

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