When: Thursday, October 29th | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Where: Sentinel Hotel | 614 SW 11th Ave. | Grand Ballroom
The Oregon Manufacturing Awards are intended to recognize Oregon Manufacturers. This is one of the few public awards programs for manufacturers in the United States. We're honoring manufacturing firms from all over our region for outstanding operations, products, facilities, and most importantly, the best manufacturing workforces in the world.
As part of the awards program, Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear will be joining us for a live Q&A with Publisher Craig Wessel. Tim is at the helm of the 70 year old sportswear apparel giant which his grandparents began in 1938. Although it is a public company today, Columbia remains a family affair. Boyle's 91-year-old mother Gertrude, aka "one tough mother" is chairman of the board, and both his son Joe and sister Sarah Bany are on the board. Tim started working at the company after his father passed away, helping his mother Gert run the fledgling retailer while he was finishing college. He took over as CEO in 1989.
Don't miss this conversation with this fascinating Oregon company, and discussion on where Columbia is headed in the future!
Companies being recognized this year are:
- Beaverton Foods
- D.R. Johnson Lumber
- Energy Storage Systems
- Evo, Inc.
- Microchip Technology Inc.
- Pratt & Larson Ceramics
- Premier Press
- Townshend's Tea Co.