Local industries offer jobs from manufacturing to sales

Forrest Technical Coatings is a locally-owned and operated business that manufactures everything from spray paint to the paint that covers underground piping.

Posted: Dec 17, 2019 12:36 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- There is no shortage of industry jobs in Eugene, from farming to welding to plumbing and beyond, but some jobs aren't so obvious, even though you see the fruits of their labor every day.

Forrest Technical Coatings is a locally-owned and operated business that manufactures everything from spray paint to the paint that covers underground piping.

Forrest opened their doors in 1973 and is family owned and run. They have jobs in every department from manufacturing to sales.

President Mark Forrest said you don't need a four-year degree to get an entry-level job in this industry

"There's all kinds of things that it requires to make a business run, and each one has its own little specialty," he said. "Most of them are not taught in school, and the kind of skills that you need to succeed are teamwork, hard work, work ethic and those kinds of things."

Forrest said they offer internships in most of their departments.

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