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ESCO prepares to shut down production line

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Portland-based manufacturer will lay off as many as 70 workers this year when it shutters its aging production line.

 

Old investor will finance SoloPower restart

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SoloPower Systems' main private backer, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, is leading a "substantial" funding round to restart production in Portland.

 

Reser's new Hillsboro facility approved by city planners

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Hillsboro planning director has approved Reser's Fine Foods' development plans for a $18 million, 306,000-square-foot facility.

 

Growing investment group opens in Portland

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Massachusetts-based Meketa Investment Group, a consulting and advisory firm, has opened a new office.

 

Governor candidates jab during first joint appearance

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gov. John Kitzhaber and rival Dennis Richardson have laid out their differences for the upcoming fall campaign.

 

Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Atiyeh guided Oregon through the deep recession of the early 1980s; he died of kidney failure at the age of 91.

 

Tektronix names new president

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Beaverton-based oscilloscope-maker nominated Pat Byrne, a former Intermec Technologies CEO, as its new president.

 
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