The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

Construction, Engineering, Building Materials & Products from Moss Adams

Thanks to the generosity of Moss Adams, we’re able to share insights from their Construction, Engineering, Building Materials & Products Market Monitor with you. The Market Monitor keeps you abreast of events, trends, and market forces that shape and guide these industries. READ MORE >…

If You Connect It, Protect It!

Meet Humphrey Humphrey is a gray squirrel that a friend of mine rescued as an abandoned baby squirrel. For weeks, my friend and his family nursed the young creature by hand. While Humphrey was growing, he became very friendly with the family members, often perching on their shoulders and snuggling…

Pre-Purchase Guide to Equipment for Manufacturers

A survey from 2014 found that small and medium-sized manufacturers do not like to compromise on quality when it comes to communications devices, vehicles or tea (yes tea – the survey respondents were probably British) but were more likely to skimp when it came to things like manufacturing equipment…

Governor Brown Announces Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses

Today Governor Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of protective supplies. The state of…

American Made Challenge

Accelerator for U.S. Domestic Energy and Global Business Opportunities The American-Made Challenges incentivize the nation’s entrepreneurs to strengthen American leadership in energy innovation and domestic manufacturing. These new challenges seek to lower the barriers U.S.-based innovators face in reaching manufacturing scale by accelerating the cycles of learning from…

4 Things to Know about R&D Tax Credit Opportunities for the Seafood Industry

This was written by Star Fischer, Partner, R&D Tax Services at Moss Adams, and Nick Frank, Partner, Food & Beverage Practice at Moss Adams The seafood industry, especially compared to others, is often overlooked when it comes to its reputation for enhancements in technology and developing new products…

Why a Food Safety Culture Is Good Business for Food Manufacturers

This article was originally featured on the Manufacturing Innovation Blog through the MEP National Network, and was authored by Dileep Thatte There were more than 300 food recalls and 17 multistate foodborne investigations in the United States in 2019.

Agribusiness Insights for Manufacturers

Thanks to the generosity of Moss Adams, we’re able to share insights from their Agribusiness Market Monitor with you. The Agribusiness Market Monitor keeps you abreast of events, trends, and market forces that shape and guide this industry. INSIDE Agribusiness companies across the value chain who are focused…

How Vulnerable Are You To a Cyber Attack? A Self-Assessment Tool for Manufacturers

This post was originally featured on the Manufacturing Innovation Blog and was authored by Pat Toth It’s important for everyone — manufacturers and others — to recognize the threat of cyber attacks and how to prevent them. The vulnerabilities exploited by cybercriminals can shut down your…

Now Launching: The Factory of Tomorrow

Many manufacturers in Oregon have felt that advanced technologies were out of reach, whether due to lack of budget or lack of on-staff technical expertise. As Covid-19 has caused supply chain disruptions and production challenges, it is clear that now more than ever, utilizing technologies is…