Merkley Pushes for Manufacturing Jobs

EUGENE, Ore. — U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley made a stop at a local manufacturing plant Friday morning. Senator Jeff Merkley stressed the importance of creating jobs in America when he spoke at Johnson International Crushers Inc., a rock crushing company in Eugene. He’s pushing the Manufacturing Jobs for America package he and 22 senators want … Continue reading »

Oregon Sees Manufacturing Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — The manufacturing sector is booming in Oregon. It’s now the third fastest growing state economy in the U.S. Its gross domestic product grew 3.9 percent last year, and companies in Eugene are seeing the results. The boom in Oregon has everything to do with computers and electronics with Intel leading the way … Continue reading »

Oregon’s Manufacturing Sector Growing

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s economic output grew 4.7 percent in the past year. That means it’s the second fastest-growing state in the country. Economic experts credit durable goods manufacturing for a good chunk of that growth. The computer electronics industry makes up 85 percent of that. But it doesn’t mean other sectors aren’t growing. Ridgeline … Continue reading »