In celebration of Manufacturing Day, here are some facts about manufacturing in Oregon.
In August 2019, 205,200 people were employed in Oregon’s manufacturing sector, making up more than 10 percent of Oregon’s total nonfarm employment.
Nearly one out of five (19.4%) of Oregon’s manufacturing workers in 2018 worked in computer and electronic product manufacturing. The next largest detailedRead More
Once Oregon’s largest manufacturing industry, employment in the wood product manufacturing industry has gone through large, well-publicized losses since the early 1990s, with its employment dropping below computer and electronic manufacturing and food manufacturing. Despite the losses, wood product manufacturing is still a large industry in Oregon and is especially important to rural areas of theRead More
Medford OR – On Thursday, June 1, 2017, SOREDI will host a full bus of local educators and business leaders on a tour of some of the region’s most fascinating companies. The morning will begin a morning snack and coffee at the Holiday Inn Express, Grants Pass. The bus will leave at 8:45 am. The […]Read More
Automotive Aftermarket Company Comes Home December 15, Will Hire 35 Medford, OR. – December 8, 2015: Takit Inc. (pronounced Take It), manufacturers of Bedslide, founded and currently headquartered in Medford has closed its manufacturing facility in Indiana and will relocate its manufacturing operations to 111 Taft Street, formerly occupied by an indoor slick car race […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More