Thursday, August 26, 2010

The "Big Stuff" from the latest Around the State

Earlier today my boss pointed out that there were quite a few "big" announcements in this week's Around the State. For lack of a better theme, I'm just going to roll with it:

• Hampton Affiliates may reopen its Warrenton sawmill by late spring, depending upon the economy. It could employ up to 200 people. Daily Astorian, 8-25-10

• The Swanson Group will close its Glendale sawmill and scale back operations at its stud mill in Roseburg. About 90 employees will be affected. Register-Guard, 8-20-10

• The Greenbrier Cos. will add 260 jobs to its Gunderson manufacturing plant in Portland after the company landed a $130 million railcar contract. The positions could be filled by calling back previously furloughed workers or by new hires. Portland Business Journal, 8-25-10

• A 24-screen Cinetopia will open at the Westfield Vancouver mall in November 2011. It will employ about 150 people and feature nine living room theaters and several auditoriums with 65-foot and 80-foot screens. The Columbian, 8-24-10

• Satellite navigation company Garmin plans to create a technical support center in Salem that will eventually employ 200 people. Statesman Journal, 8-23-10

Older issues are also available.

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