OBI’s Manufacturing and Innovation Roadshow visited more than half a dozen sites during its first week, from academic and training centers to manufacturers of semiconductors and ice cream.
Hillsboro-based Planar manufactures video display systems and is the global market leader for LED video displays, narrow pixel pitch LED and the indoor LED video wall market.
Portland manufacturer Looptworks uses material headed for landfills to produce bags, apparel and other upcycled merchandise.
Roy Manufacturing and Profile Laser, Portland-based sister companies, serve a wide range of clients across the country. Their metal fabrication work is used by sculptors and architects as well as companies that screen seeds and aggregate.
Boeing has a significant footprint in Oregon, machining airliner parts in Gresham, developing unmanned aerial vehicles in Hood River and improving manufacturing technology through its work with the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center in Scappoose.
Roseburg Forest Products operates seven plants in Oregon and 14 elsewhere in North America. It employs about 2,200 people in Oregon and manufactures a variety of products, including engineered wood, veneer and medium-density fiberboard.
Most people don’t think of wine makers as manufacturing operations. But Oregon’s highly successful A to Z Wineworks shows why they should.