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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Rogue Valley Microdevices

By SOREDI | January 29, 2015

Accomplishing Greatness In the early 2000’s, Jessica Gomez and her husband, Patrick Kayatta, made history when they became Medford’s first microelectronics manufacturing company. Today, Rogue Valley Microdevices is not only a local model for successful business development with 300 percent growth, they have also earned a reputation as a global industry leader. Jessica and Patrick […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Carestream

By SOREDI | January 26, 2015

Each day, nearly 300 people converge in a White City, Oregon, facility to create new technology, engage in lean manufacturing, and serve a global customer base that spans more than 170 countries. And while it’s true that the city – just north of Medford – is small and relatively unknown, its owners, leaders, and workforce […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Coding Zeal

By SOREDI | January 26, 2015

Ask Adam Cuppy, Trever Yarrish, and Sean Culver why they are building a coding company in Southern Oregon and they respond with, “Why not?” Then, inquire about their firm’s 1,400 percent growth in just over two years and they smile and say, “Great, right?” The Medford-based company, Coding ZEAL, is a global web and mobile […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Oregon Shakespeare Festivals

By SOREDI | January 1, 2015

ASHLAND,OR – Ask Cynthia Rider why any business would want to locate in Southern Oregon and you will get an impassioned monologue: “People move here because they love this place. It’s not any one thing. The quality of life here is so special. It’s everything from the obvious natural beauty to the variety of resources. […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Linx Technologies

By SOREDI | January 1, 2015

MERLIN, OR – What do wearable heart monitors, home appliance sensors, traffic management and even inventory and supply chain networks have in common? They are all part of the new Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is an exponential leap in technology made possible with innovations from Southern Oregon’s Linx Technologies. ABC In the past, […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Darex

By SOREDI | December 3, 2014

ASHLAND,OR– If you use a drill for your profession or do-it-yourself projects, you may well know Darex. Based in Ashland, Oregon, Darex is the creator and manufacturer of the world’s best selling industrial drill sharpeners. Unhappiness living and doing business in Chicago was the impetus for a nationwide search for a place that had four […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Marzi Sink Factory

By SOREDI | September 26, 2014

GRANTS PASS, OR – What do dragonflies, pool balls, ferns, cave paintings and koi have in common? You can find them adorning the numerous, varied sinks in the Marzi Sink Factory’s Grants Pass, Oregon, showroom. And in high-end luxury homes throughout the world, including those of Clint Eastwood, Prince and Meryl Streep to name just […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Met One Instruments

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

GRANTS PASS, OR – Met One Instruments (MOI) moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, in 1980 from the Silicon Valley, and it has been riding a rapid growth curve ever since. “It just stopped making monetary sense to be there,” said Peter Pomponi, Vice President of Sales. According to their CFO Riley Loftin, “The business environment […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Lithia Auto Stores

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

MEDFORD, OR – With 100 dealerships in 12 states, Lithia Auto Stores could have located its national headquarters anywhere, but chose to build a LEED silver certified facility in Medford, Oregon. “We made a conscious decision to locate our new headquarters here,” says Tom Dobry, vice president of marketing. “Here we have the best of all worlds—an […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Quantum Innovations

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

CENTRAL POINT, OR–  After moving from Ohio to the Rogue Valley to be closer to his wife’s family, Norm Kester started a company in his garage. That was 12 years ago. Now, the veteran-owned ophthalmic coatings company, has its headquarters in  Central Point, Oregon, and sells globally. Quantum Innovations was named one of the “100 Best […]

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