Thursday, March 3, 2011

Big Projects Around the State

We have several high-dollar projects and expansions in our Around the State announcements. Many of them are accompanied by fairly large employment numbers too!

Oregon Resource Corp. began hiring for its Bunker Hill chromite processing plant. The plant is about 80 percent complete and is on target for an April start date. It will eventually employ 50 workers. Its mining contractor, West Coast Resources, will hire about 20 to 30 more. The World, 3/1/2011

LMH Industries, a manufacturer of cables and cable connectors primarily for military and medical markets, opened in Redmond. It employs 15 workers but plans to have as many as 40 by May 2012. The Bulletin, 3/2/2011

Classic Foods, a Portland-based artisan specialty foods manufacturer and distributor, moved to new headquarters in northeast Portland. It plans to expand product lines and production capacity of its specialty pastas, artisan cheeses, Italian meats, and Indian and Thai sauces. A retail store, an exhibition kitchen, and a biodiesel distillery are also in the works. Neighborhood Notes, 3/1/2011

ON Semiconductor plants to invest more than $30 million to upgrade its facilities and expand capacity at its 83-acre Gresham manufacturing campus. The project is slated for completion by the end of the year. It will hire 25 regular staff members and 45 contracted employees to accommodate the increased workload. Daily Journal of Commerce, 2/23/2011

Sadly, one large closure also made our announcements this week:

Blue Heron Paper Co. in Oregon City will close. It employs 175 people. The Oregonian, 2/24/2011

Get all the announcements from this week and past weeks in our listing of full editions, or by using our Around the State search tool!

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