Over the last week, three major Oregon manufacturers said they were curtailing operations.
Precision Castparts, Evraz and Greenbrier all appear to be reacting to the economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Meantime, Daimler extended its Portland factory shut down that started March 25.
Oregon’s Stay Home order allows manufacturers to continue operating so long as they implement social distancing practices to protect worker safety. However, many of Oregon’s mainstay manufacturers, as well as other businesses, are impacted by global conditions and shutdowns in other parts of the world.