The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

Manufacturing Week Wrap Up

This was my first year participating in manufacturing day, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the national spirit of creativity, and appreciation for makers in America. AMERICAN MADE MOVIE OMEP’s manufacturing week kicked off with a screening of American Made Movie at the quintessentially ‘Portland’ theatre, Cinema 21. It was a…

National Manufacturing Week Kicks Off!

Chris Scherer kicks off manufacturing week in Oregon with some Q&A. Why do you feel Manufacturing Day is an important day to celebrate? It’s important to celebrate for 2 reasons 1. To increase public awareness of manufacturing’s contribution to Oregon’s economic growth 2. To honor the workforce that…

Opening Doors to Abundance – Manufacturing Opportunities for the Next Generation

Introducing new people to manufacturing When Jesse Aaronson isn’t whitewater kayaking he’s responsible for overseeing the On-the-Job Training (OJT) program at Work Systems Inc. As a national and local subject matter expert, Jesse serves as the advanced manufacturing industry lead with 10 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing workforce development…

The Value of Making Things – How Technology Influences Manufacturing

In honor of Oregon Manufacturing Day 2014, we’re posting a series of interviews with manufacturing and technology leaders in Oregon. Meet David McFeeters Krone (or DMK for short!). He’s a licensing & open innovation expert who is passionate about the future of manufacturing. Connecting companies to technologies, expertise and facilities, David…