OBI’s inaugural Manufacturing and Innovation Roadshow wrapped up its first week on Friday, Aug. 5 with a visit to Hewlett Packard’s facility in Corvallis. It was an eventful week with one unplanned stop to fix a tire on the distinctive Roadshow bus (thanks, Les Schwab). But our hosts did a great job of showing us and our guests, including state and local elected officials and media, the strength, variety and innovative spirit of Oregon’s manufacturers.
Here’s what participants in the Roadshow saw and did in Week One:
- The Roadshow kicked off at Intel in Hillsboro Aug. 5, followed by a bus tour of Washington County’s Silicon Forest, which features high-tech employers of all kinds, from data centers to makers of tools used in chip manufacturing.
- The Roadshow bus next visited the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) in Scappoose, which provides invaluable training while developing advanced manufacturing techniques.
- Check out a video recap of Day One here.
- Day Two began with a tour of the Tillamook Creamery in Tillamook, where, naturally, they sampled cheese and ice cream.
- Following a quick stop to fix a tire, the Roadshow bus drove to Pacific Seafood’s facility in Newport, where, following the tour, they did some more sampling.
- The Roadshow started Day Three at Georgia Pacific’s Juno facility in Toledo, where new technology allows the company to process and recycle waste paper products that previously were too contaminated to reuse.
- The bus then drove to Hewlett Packard’s facility in Corvallis, where tour participants also checked out Oregon State University’s Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI).
Check out our itinerary to find out where the Roadshow’s going this week.
At Intel’s Ronler Acres campus on Day One.
At the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center on Day One.
Day Two began with a tour of the Tillamook Creamery.
A tire problem briefly waylaid the Roadshow bus on Day Two. Les Schwab to the rescue!
Naturally, the Roadshow tour of Pacific Seafood’s Newport plant on Day Two featured some sampling.
Day Three began with a tour of Georgia Pacific’s Juno plant in Toledo.
Following the Juno facility tour, the Roadshow visited HP’s Corvallis facility.
Day Three wrapped up at Oregon State University’s Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute.