Thursday, October 15, 2009

Business changes Around the State this week

This week's Around the State offers a few more details on a story we mentioned in a recent post:

• Germany-based SolarWorld unveiled its new 210,000-square-foot Hillsboro manufacturing plant that will host 350 megawatts of module manufacturing capacity. The operation is now the only monocrystalline solar manufacturing plant in the U.S. that produces every phase of solar panel manufacturing. It is adjacent to the company’s 480,000-square-foot main manufacturing facility that opened a year ago. Portland Business Journal, 10-4-09

Other expansion announcements this week included:
PeaceHealth Medical Group will open a drop-in medical clinic, called PeaceHealth Check-up, inside the Market of Choice grocery store in south Eugene. Nurse-practitioners will provide immunizations and screenings and treat minor ailments. Register-Guard, 10-2-09

• The Siletz Tribal Business Corporation plans to start a software quality assurance business in Lincoln City called Siletz Technologies. It is expected to initially employ 10 people. News Times, 10-14-09

Business closures included:
David’s OK Market in Dundee closed. Newberg Graphic, 10-6-09

The Jacob & Jacob Shingle Mill near Nehalem was destroyed in a fire. It employed three people. Headlight Herald, 9-30-09

Previous issues also available.

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