The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

National Manufacturing Week Kicks Off!

Chris Scherer kicks off manufacturing week in Oregon with some Q&A. Why do you feel Manufacturing Day is an important day to celebrate? It’s important to celebrate for 2 reasons 1. To increase public awareness of manufacturing’s contribution to Oregon’s economic growth 2. To honor the workforce that…

Opening Doors to Abundance – Manufacturing Opportunities for the Next Generation

Introducing new people to manufacturing When Jesse Aaronson isn’t whitewater kayaking he’s responsible for overseeing the On-the-Job Training (OJT) program at Work Systems Inc. As a national and local subject matter expert, Jesse serves as the advanced manufacturing industry lead with 10 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing workforce development…

The Value of Making Things – How Technology Influences Manufacturing

In honor of Oregon Manufacturing Day 2014, we’re posting a series of interviews with manufacturing and technology leaders in Oregon. Meet David McFeeters Krone (or DMK for short!). He’s a licensing & open innovation expert who is passionate about the future of manufacturing. Connecting companies to technologies, expertise and facilities, David…