Thursday, October 11, 2012

An Eclectic Mix of Business Announcements Around the State

This week's edition of Around the State offers a diverse mix of business happenings.

We have several snippets related to vehicles:
  • Ashland-based Brammo Inc., the growing maker of electric motorcycles, will open a Portland research and development facility by the end of 2013. Portland Business Journal, 9/18/2012 
  • Bend-based Venus Motors Company, an electric-vehicle maker, will open an assembly plant in Lakeview. It is expected to employ three to five people within the next year. The Bulletin, 10/10/2012  
  • Tote The Note Auto Sales LLC opened in Hines. It is the only car dealership in town and the only dealership in Harney County that specializes in used vehicles. Burns Times-Herald, 9/26/2012

We also saw a variety of big announcements in other sectors: 
  • Caithness Energy's Shepherds Flat wind farm near Arlington is now fully operational. At 845 megawatts, it's the largest wind project in Oregon. OPB, 9/22/2012  
  • Atlanta-based T5 Data Centers plans to build a 200,000-square-foot server farm in Hillsboro. It is expected to employ several dozen people. The Oregonian, 10/10/2012
  • Custom Craftworks, a manufacturer of health and wellness equipment in Eugene, is expanding. It employs 25 and expects to add more in the near future. The Register-Guard, 9/30/2012   
  • Territorial Seed Co. bought 35 acres south of Cottage Grove and plans to increase production. It employs 20 to 50 workers depending on the season. The Register-Guard, 9/16/2012

You'll find even more of the latest business announcements in the full edition, or by using our customized search tool!

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