Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Made in Oregon

Recent news features Oregon companies and workers serving needs at home and on the East Coast.

Goods and Services for Oregonians
Electric vehicle charging stations being installed around Oregon will soon be manufactured in Oregon as well. The Eaton Corporation will use an 80,000-square-foot facility it operates in Wilsonville to manufacture quick-charging stations, which can charge an electric car in 15-30 minutes.

Eaton employs 85 people in Wilsonville. The company does not anticipate an initial increase in employment, but additional workers may be added over time. The Daily Journal of Commerce has more details in its full article.

An article from the Hermiston Herald reports on Oregon Sleep Specialists. The La Grande-based company, which offers home sleep testing for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disturbances, opened a new office in Hermiston. The company also provides services through offices in Tigard and La Grande.

For the Big Apple
Benson Industries has designed and built the facade for the new One World Trade Center. The Oregonian reports that the company now has 13,000 pieces of steel and glass awaiting shipment to New York City. Benson won the $160 million contract in 2007. Components of the facade were assembled in Gresham over the past two years.

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