Thursday, March 11, 2010

Businesses reported mostly good news this week

This week's Around the State mostly contained news of businesses opening or expanding. In fact, there were only three closures listed:

Joseph Winans Furniture Co. in Medford is closing. It employs about six people. Medford Mail Tribune, 3-2-10

• Lake Oswego-based Pacific Lumber will close its Bend Yard & Truss at the end of the month. It employs six people. Bend Bulletin, 3-6-10

Wells Fargo Insurance Services will close its Salem office. It employs 25 people. Statesman Journal, 3-8-10

Business expansions included:
Boeing Co. plans to pour up to $120 million into its Gresham operation, replacing a 30-year-old chemical processing plant and adding 152 jobs in the next three years. It will build a 60,000-square-foot facility to treat metals such as titanium and stainless steel, used in making commercial aircraft parts. The Oregonian, 3-8-10

Affiliated Computer Services plans to hire 190 staff at its growing Tualatin call center. Portland Business Journal, 3-8-10

And some of the announcements of new openings were...
The Oregon School of Jujitsu opened in Philomath. It offers instruction in Jujitsu, Kempojujitsu, and combined martial arts. Corvallis Gazette-Times, 3-8-10

The Sugar Shack – a gift, antique, and book shop – opened in Mt. Vernon. Blue Mountain Eagle, 2-24-10

The Apple Cellar Bakery opened in Jacksonville. Medford Chamber Business Review, 3-1-10

There were many more announcements in the full issue! (

Older issues also available.

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