Manufacturing Day 2017!
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October 6, 2017, marks the seventh annual National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). In 2011 this national holiday was designed to expand knowledge about and improve public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. To celebrate, companies and organizations around the U.S. have ‘joined the movement’ and created local events to acknowledge the contributions of manufacturing.

Based on the success of last year’s many events, including a visit by former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker OMEP is proud to present a large selection of Manufacturing Day events in Oregon this year. Over 110 manufacturers are opening their doors!

These events provide an opportunity for our local manufacturers, including many that OMEP has had the privilege to work with, to open their doors to people of all ages to show what manufacturing in Oregon really means.

Stay tuned for photos and highlights from 10/6/17. If you have stories you’d like to feature, send them to us.

OMEP would like to thank all the generous sponsors that make these events possible, including:

Presenting Sponsor: Lam Research

“Lam Research believes in the spirit of Manufacturing Day to get students excited about the advanced manufacturing companies in our community,” said Mike Snell, Managing Director, Tualatin Manufacturing at Lam Research. “We celebrate that effort not just today but year-round, with partnerships that support K-12 STEM education and career technical education, to strengthen the talent pipeline for our industry.”

Gold Sponsors

Beaverton Foods, Benchmade Knife Co., Boeing, Gunderson, Ichor, Intel, KeyBank, Moss Adams, Owens Corning, Pacific Stainless, Prosper Portland, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, Tosoh Quartz, Vigilant, Vigor.

2017 Events

Thanks to our partners:

  • All Hands Raised
  • Center for Advanced Learning (CAL)
  • City of Eugene
  • City of Springfield
  • Eugene Chamber of Commerce
  • Pathways to Manufacturing – Impact NW
  • School To Career
  • Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Tualatin Chamber of Commerce
  • Mt. Hood Community College
  • Portland Community College
  • Clackamas Community College
  • Lane Community College
  • Lane County
  • Linn Benton Community College
  • Worksystems Inc.
  • Worksource Oregon
  • McMinnville Economic Development Partnership
  • Pipeline to Jobs
  • REDI
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • EDCO
  • OIT
  • ADX
  • Port of Morrow
  • Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Hillsboro

Tours of manufacturing facilities are taking place throughout October, including at the following locations in the Portland area, as well as those listed above:

Ajinomoto Frozen Foods
American Machine and Gear
Beaverton Foods
Bridgetown Natural Foods
CAL Weld
Carter Cutlery
Chocolate Alchemy
D6, Inc.
Davis Tool
Elite Plastics
Engineering Dog
Euphoria Chocolate
GK Machine
Glory Bee
Graphic Packaging
Hanset Stainless
International Paper
Jim Rulla
Job Corps
KCR Manufacturing
Kraxberger Robotics
Leupold & Stevens
Maz and Attero
McMinnville Economic Development Partnership
Microchip Technologies
Murphy Company
Mt. Hood Community College
Nu-Tech Machining
Oregon Aero
Owens Corning
Opti Staffing
Pacific Foods
Pacific Stainless
PDX Makers
PCC Structurals
PPI Educational trust
Predator Software
Premier Press
PTM Makerspace
Quick Draw Bots
R&D Plastics
Ramsay Signs
Rockwood Library and Rockwood Rising
The Seneca Family of Companies
The Rebuilding Center
Schoolhouse Electric
Seals Unlimited
SnoTemp Cold Storage
Stand for Children Oregon
Superior Tape and Label
Tinker Camp
Vision Plastics
Western Precision


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  • Jasmine Agnor

    Jasmine Agnor, OMEP’s Senior Marketing and Events Manager, has more than ten years of experience supporting strategic marketing initiatives for both large and small businesses and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her background includes strategic communications, corporate branding, event planning and execution, campaign management, and print and web design. Before joining the OMEP team, Jasmine helped facilitate marketing and internal communications efforts for a seismic engineering firm as well as a safety consulting company.

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