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New Market Opportunity: Drive Down the Costs of Chemical Manufacturing

OMEP will help manufacturers engage with the federally funded, billion-dollar research and development program Manufacturing USA.  We are seeking US companies who are interested in driving down the capital and operating costs in chemical manufacturing through the advancement of modular chemical process intensification. This will be done through the…

2017 Manufacturing Day ReCap

Photo Courtesy Bill Craighead On October 6 manufacturing careers were showcased to students, teachers, and parents at over 2,800 events across the United States. In Oregon, Manufacturing Day 2017 was bigger than ever, boasting 92 events statewide, with over 190 manufacturers opening their doors to nearly 1,700 students. We’ve…

Lane County Celebrates National Manufacturing Day 2017

National Manufacturing Day was bigger than ever this year, drawing thousands of manufacturers to open their doors to students and the public across the United States. The goal? Show modern manufacturing in action to inspire students into manufacturing careers. Oregon has a long history of Manufacturing Day celebrations and this…

Manufacturing Day 2017!

October 6, 2017, marks the seventh annual National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). In 2011 this national holiday was designed to expand knowledge about and improve public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. To celebrate, companies and organizations around the U.S. have ‘joined the movement’ and created…

Examining the Growth of Manufacturing Establishments in the Pacific Northwest

In three of the last four years, the number of national manufacturing establishments grew according to the U.S. Census Bureau County Business Patterns, which may be a surprising but welcomed trend. As NIST MEP regional managers, we examined this trend as it related to the Pacific Northwest region and in…

2017 Portland State of Urban Manufacturing Survey

This important survey will help Portland State University to understand the challenges and opportunities confronting manufacturers in Portland, from small-scale entrepreneurs and makers to global-scale enterprises. The results of this survey will enable local officials to develop effective policies, programs and investments that support emerging and incumbent manufacturing businesses, in…

Is the Business Innovation Workshop for you?

If you’re an owner or president at a manufacturing company  who wants to rise above the chaos of daily activities to stabilize and grow your business, come to this workshop. You will experience a shift in how you think about your business, and how you operate moving forward. It doesn’t…

The Number One Challenge for Oregon Employers

Recently the Oregon Talent Council (OTC) released their latest report on the manufacturing workforce landscape in our state. OMEP is proud to partner with the Oregon Talent council on several initiatives, including our Smart Talent program. Over the past two years the OTC has sought out the opinions and…

Product Recall: A Quick Guide for Manufacturers

This is a guest blog post by our valued sponsors at Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt. Jeff Eden and Katie Kelly are attorneys for Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt. They can be reached at jeden@schwabe.com or kkelly@schwabe.com.   It’s Monday morning and you receive a call from a…

SkillsUSA Oregon

SkillsUSA Oregon, is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure Oregon has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is a national student organization that serves students enrolled in career and technical education training programs in high schools and colleges. SkillsUSA programs help to promote community service and establish…