Celebrating Oregon Manufacturer’s Support for Critical Workers

At OMEP we are constantly impressed by the resiliency and creativity of Oregon manufacturers. Challenging times highlight this creativity in an even bigger way. We have gratitude for the many NW manufacturers who have made quick adjustments to their normal processes in order to help produce products that are critically needed by front line workers and community members in the fight against COVID-19. As Oregon looks toward re-opening, OMEP will share a list of local manufactures with PPE available for purchase to help keep you and your team safe.

Thank you, Oregon manufacturers! We’re grateful for your important work making items we need, today and every day. We would like to share a few of these inspiring stories with you below. These are just a few of the many inspiring businesses that are meeting critical needs.

Shine Distillery: Located in North Portland, pivoted from making Vodka, Gin, Agave Spirit, and Bourban and began utilizing their facility to produce hand sanitizer. Read More

Indow has created a unique cleanliness guide, and webinars for manufacturers to help them stay sanitized. Read  and Listen

Oregon Soap Company is ramping up production. Read and Watch the Story

D6 – A Portland packaging design-and-manufacturing company is producing masks and face shields. Read the Story

RP Advanced Mobile Systems, a Mcminnville based company, is making PPE. Read the story

Miles Fiberglass is producing face shields

The Renewal Workshop: Located in Cascade Locks, switched their focus from athletic and outdoor apparel to creating gowns and masks.  Read the Story

Spooltown an apparel production company is producing masks Read The Story

USiA: Located in St. Helens shifted gears from their regularly produced  Dry Suits and Waterproof bags to producing PPE gowns. Watch the Story

Hue Noir: Located in Portland, shifted their normal business from cosmetics products to creating hand sanitizer. Read the Story

WaveCel: Located in Wilsonville, shifted their focus from protecting the brain (helmets) to protecting the face by creating medical face shields. Watch the Story Read the Story

Freeland Spirits: Located in Portland, regularly produces Gin, Bourban, Geneva, and Canned Cocktails to creating and bottling Hand Sanitizer. Read the Story

Crater Lake Spirits: Located in Bend, this distillery moved some effort away from producing Whiskey, Vodka, and Gin and producing hand sanitizer. Read the Story

A-Dec Inc.: Located in Newberg, shifted some of their production away from creating dental equipment and furniture to creating medical face shields. Read The Story Watch

Dennis Uniform, Maker Force, and many others are making PPE. Read More

Kichatna Apparel Manufacturing / NW Alpine, regularly producing high-quality apparel and accessories, they are also producing face masks and PPE. Read the Story

LooptWorks has created patterns for masks to make at home. Read the Story

Portland Garment Factory: A full-service creative design and fabrication studio, began utilizing their facility to create face masks. Watch

BlackStrap Inc.: Based in Bend this outdoor accessories and apparel company shifted some of their focus to creating facemasks for people while they’re not on the mountain.

HP  and many other 3D printers, including Plural Additive have tapped into their additive manufacturing services to create hands-free door openers, mask adjusters, valves, and face shields for healthcare and essential workers. Read the Story

Euphoria Chocolate: Located in Eugene, has donated chocolate to the healthcare workers working on the front lines in their community. Read the Story

McTavish Shortbread Cookies: Located in Portland has been delivering cookies to caregivers in their local area. Read the story