The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

Accessing and Providing Domestic PPE Supplies

As the state works toward recovery and counties begin the reopening process, demand for PPE continues to grow. We’ve received questions from many businesses about where they can find domestically sourced PPE. Additionally, we have many Oregon manufacturers who are making PPE. Here are a few actions you can take:…

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…

Communication During Uncertain Times

During uncertain times, communication is more important than ever. We at OMEP have relied on communications support from our friends at Coates Kokes for several years. They have assembled a list of advice that could be used during this challenging time to keep manufacturing employees, customers and business partners…

Covid-19 Critical Supply Opportunities for Oregon Manufacturers

If you are an Oregon manufacturer who currently produces one or more of the products below, please send your company contact information and relevant details to jagnor@omep.org and we will pass this on to the appropriate contacts. Looking for Domestic PPE? You can find it here CURRENT STATE PROCESS…

Business Survival Tips from Business Oregon

Business Oregon has put together a Business Survival Guide covering the importance of understanding and managing your cash flow, staffing considerations, and available local resources. This guide will help you explore how your company can take a proactive approach to current events.  Click on the Survival…

Leadership During Uncertain Times

As business leaders who are dealing with uncertainty, the ability to remain calm during this time is an opportunity to strengthen your relationships with staff and clients for the long term. During my last webinar I shared my thoughts about leadership during uncertain times, based on my own experience…

New Webinar Series from OMEP

During these uncertain times, OMEP staff are standing by to provide resources for Oregon’s manufacturers. We are releasing a series of free webinars on a variety of topics designed to provide constructive information to manufacturers about successfully managing their businesses now and in the future.One important…

POSTPONED – 2020 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit

We are extremely disappointed to announce that we are postponing the 2020 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit, originally scheduled for Friday, March 13th. With recent COVID 19 outbreaks in Washington and Clark county growing, and a state of emergency declared, we have determined to take a cautious approach…

Five Reasons you Should Attend the 2020 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit

In just over a week, OMEP will host the 7th annual Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit. If you haven’t signed up yet, consider the following five reasons to join 300 other local manufacturers for an unforgettable experience. 1. AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU After careful testing, OMEP…

PCC, partners dig into new era for training in Columbia County

Originally Published on PCC News: Photos and Story by James Hill Left to right, PCC OMIC Director Andrew Lattanner, PCC Board Trustee Tiffani Penson, State Sen. Betsy Johnson, PCC Board Chair Jim Harper, PCC President Mark Mitsui, OMIC R&D…