The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

5 Reasons You Should Attend the Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit

Each year over 250 manufacturers gather for the Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit in Salem Oregon. This year’s event is a wee, away! If you haven’t signed up yet, here are a few great reasons you should consider attending. Learn about the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) in Scappoose. This really is…

Oregon Manufacturing Award Winners 2016

We’re Proud of our Clients! OMEP was honored to attend the Portland Business Journal’s 2016 Oregon Manufacturing Awards today. For the past 5 years we have participated in this exciting event, and each year we are honored to see our clients publicly recognized for their hard work and dedication to…

What’s new with AS9100?

Highlights from the 2016 RMC Aerospace Auditors Conference Every year the Registration Management Committee of the American Aerospace Quality Group holds a workshop to update aerospace auditors of the latest decisions and best practices. The focus of this year’s workshop held July 21 and 22 in Ft Worth, TX…

Manufacturing Learning Experience for Students

 McMinnville Economic Development Partnership and McMinnville Works co-sponsored a half day learning experience for local college students (Interns) on Wednesday July 27th at the Evergreen Aerospace Museum.  Students spent the day learning and applying Operational Excellence techniques utilized by some of the best companies in…

Host a Manufacturing Day Event

Oregon Manufacturing Day is October 7th! What started as a simple salute to manufacturers four years ago has become one of the most influential international events of the year. Across the nation over 2,000 manufacturers will open their doors to students and introduce them to exciting new career options.

AKT Announces Student Scholarship to Young Entrepreneurs Business Week

If you are a manufacturer who employs parents of teenagers, don’t miss the opportunity to have them attend Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) —a program that builds future business leaders.  AKT, an OMEP partner, is sponsoring up to 3 high school students, between ages 14 and 18, to…

Taking the Black Magic Out of Machining

Lean Continuous Improvement Journey Thursday, February 11th marked the Share to Grow event at ARE. Over 25 attendees gathered to learn about ARE’s continuous improvement journey (read more about A.R.E. Manufacturing). Located in Newberg Oregon, ARE Manufacturing specializes in utilizing high-end CNC machining equipment to manufacture precision components. ARE…

Silver Sponsor: Vigilant

Representative Name:  Bryon Bailey Representative Title: Regional Sales Manager Sponsorship Level: Silver What is your favorite part about your job at Vigilant? Connecting business leaders with our team of experts so they can rest easier regarding critical issues. What caused you to make the decision to sponsor OMEP?…

Oregon Agriculture Adds Taste and Color to the Holidays

From Christmas trees to candy canes, Oregon agriculture plays a big holiday role This story was originally published in the Oregon Department of Agriculture website. We’ve listed it here for your enjoyment.  The traditional colors, fragrances, and flavors of the holiday season simply wouldn’t be the same if it…

Oregon Manufacturing Award Winners

Celebration is in the air! We had the pleasure of kicking off the holiday season at the Portland Business Journal’s Oregon Manufacturing Awards. 2015’s awards were held on Thursday, October 30th; during breakfast OMEP shared a table with clients FEI and Premier Press at the Sentinel Hotel. Columbia Sportswear CEO…