Thursday, November 14, 2013

Expansions and Layoffs Around the State

Around the state some businesses are breaking ground and expanding, while others are closing or decreasing their workforce.

Some of the expansions include:
  • Marathon Coach, an RV manufacturer in Coburg, plans to add more than 25 employees to its 125-person workforce. The Register-Guard, 11/9/2013
  • Northwood Investments broke ground on a new plant at its Outdoors RV Manufacturing site in La Grande that could create 25 to 75 jobs. It is expected to be operational by next summer. The Observer, 11/1/2013
  • Waterfall Community Health Center in Coos Bay plans to add at least one physician, a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, two medical assistants, and a half-time medical biller by the first of the year. The World, 11/6/2013
  • Deschutes County Adult Jail in Bend is undergoing an $11-million expansion that will add six housing units, totaling 144 beds, and an expanded medical unit. It is expected to be operational by next fall. The Bulletin, 11/9/2013
  • Kingsley Air Base in Klamath Falls will receive four jets and up to 40 additional personnel. This expansion is expected to be temporary. Herald and News, 10/25/2013
A few of the closures and layoffs include:
  • McMinnville-based cargo carrier Evergreen International Airlines Inc., will close at the end of the month, laying off 131 people. Statesman Journal, 11/9/2013
  • States Industries, a Eugene-based maker of hardwood panels, laid off about 10 percent of its 331-person workforce. The Register-Guard, 11/13/2013
  • Systems Services of America Inc. will close its Gresham warehouse in early February, laying off 78 people. The Oregonian, 11/7/2013
For more business news, check out this week's full report or visit the Around the State page on

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