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Science + Innovation Awards Presented by Manufacturing USA – Calling All Innovators

Manufacturing USA is helping to honor the next generation of innovative leaders through partnering with the Creators of the Teen Choice Awards in an all new, first-of-its-kind Science + Innovation Awards.  We need your help in nominating those rising stars already positively impacting their communities through what they make! Earlier this…

Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Disruption Adjustment

Is Disaster Preparedness Really Necessary? Forty percent of businesses do not reopen following a disaster and an additional 25% fail within one year according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Small Business Disaster Preparedness Study conducted by Portland software maker Sage North America, indicates that more than 60%…

Are you one of the best manufacturers to work for in Oregon?

Attention Oregon Manufacturers:  Register for the Best Manufacturers to Work For in Oregon survey! The project builds on the success of Oregon Business’ 100 Best Companies, Nonprofits and Green Workplaces surveys. This project is specifically aimed at manufacturers seeking to measure employee satisfaction in…

Unleashing American Innovation Initiative – Request for Information and Forum Announced

The objective of this initiative is to increase the return on investment (ROI) from the roughly $150 billion annual investment in research and development (R&D). To produce economic gain and maintain a strong national security innovation base, results must be transferred to private companies to create new products and services.

2018 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit Recap

The 2018 Oregon manufacturers’ Summit has officially wrapped, and our 5th year was a great success. Below is a summary of key points. If you want more, and to see slides from all the breakout sessions, visit summit.omep.org. Embrace Technology Strategically “If you can maximize everything, so can your…

Seeking Host Company for PDCA Workshop

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will be hosting a workshop titled PDCA:  The Core of Sustained Improvement Efforts. The session will be led by our very own Sheila Cuyler! The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to develop participants Lean thinking abilities and to build…

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Survey

As part of the MEP network, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute is requesting your insight on the state of education/workforce development (EWD) as it pertains to the national manufacturing ecosystem and robotics/automation. We developed a brief but comprehensive survey in partnership with ARM member organization Texas A&M and…

Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience Host Companies

The Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) wants you to host a 10-week, free intern to conduct Pollution Prevention research at your business Your business may be able to address waste reduction and energy efficiency projects sooner and faster with the help of an OASE intern. An intern can make suggestions…

Manufacturers Wanted: New Market Opportunity

RAPID is seeking manufacturers capable of creating stacked and bonded Inconel 625 plates that are .25mm thick with .006mm tolerance. The RAPID Institute’s (1 of 14 federally funded Manufacturing USA Institutes) goal is to enable chemical module manufacturing and process intensification. Key in this endeavor is developing precision components…

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…