NEEA: Industrial Refrigeration Systems Energy Management

NEEA: Industrial Refrigeration Systems Energy Management

With a focus on industrial refrigeration systems that use ammonia as the refrigerant, this training will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to reduce energy usage and operating costs, and improve the reliability of refrigeration systems. This training will focus on technical basics, operation of refrigeration systems, energy efficiency…

EMA / ERA Spring Networking Social

YOU’RE INVITED! Spring Has Sprung and Summer is almost here! Come celebrate with beer, wine & yummy food at The EMA’s May Networking Social.  This annual event is an excellent opportunity to mingle with old friends and meet new ones.  The electronics manufacturing industry in the NW is booming and…

EDCO: Pub Talk. AWS Elemental, Amplion and TAO talk recruiting

Join us at the best networking event in Central Oregon! EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk, held the fourth Thursday of the month, is a happy hour aimed at bringing together different facets of the business community in one place to network, share ideas and further local businesses. Keynote Panel: Jesse…

Are Middle Market Companies Preparing for an Economic Slowdown?

The Great Recession ended in 2009 and, despite the growth that has prevailed in the decade since, many middle market business owners have been watching economic trends closely and taking steps to prepare for the time when growth stalls. While overall sentiment for the U.S. economy remains very positive, a…

New Requirements for Noncompetition Agreements in Oregon and Washington

Employers with noncompetition agreements in Oregon and Washington must take note of the changes enacted by the legislature in both states. Noncompetition provisions are restrictive covenants, which can appear on their own in an agreement but are usually part of a broader employment or nondisclosure agreement. These covenants, which restrict…

FSMA Safety Round Table: Undeclared Allergens

Undeclared allergens are the No. 1 cause of recalls, which can have a devastating impact on the manufacturer – not to mention lead to very serious or fatal health risks to consumers. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) emphasizes preventive control of allergen hazards – including undeclared allergens. These…

File for the Oregon Food Processing Property Tax Exemption Before Year-End

Qualified machinery and equipment (M&E) placed in service in Oregon during 2018 may be eligible for a five-year property tax exemption, applicable to tax years beginning on or after July 1, 2019. Real and personal property used in business—including machinery, equipment, and other tangible items—is generally subject to tax in…

PNDC: GDPR & Data Privacy

GDPR is a serious new data privacy law that impacts all businesses that market to, operate in, or are accessible from countries in the European Union — its wide, sweeping rules effect almost every company in the US and are setting the precedent for new domestic legislation. The pending data…

OMEP Launches Food Safety Cohort 6-Part Series on FSMA Implementation

Thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), OMEP will offer a 6-part workshop series focused on FSMA implementation this Summer in Portland, free of charge (value of $4500 per company)! With the deadlines for FSMA compliance past due, this workshop series is an excellent…

Redmond Students Make Oregon Proud

Three students from Redmond High School who are part of the Panther Tech Manufacturing Team in Redmond, Oregon, recently beat out many high school students across Oregon to win Gold in Automated Manufacturing Technology as part of SkillsUSA Oregon. Dan Kernion, their teacher, was formerly a…