The Manufacturing Event of the Year

We celebrated the 2017 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit with over 210 manufacturers and partner organizations from across the state. This year’s theme was Manufacturing Advancement – Make It Stick. We’re so grateful to Adrian Allen of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield England, Bill Gerry from the Boeing Company, and Senator Betsy Johnson, who shared exciting news and details about the new Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) being established in Scappoose. Thank you for attending this year’s event – we hope it was a valuable experience and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Get Involved!

The Manufacturing 21 Coalition launched an open invitation to Oregon manufacturers at the Summit. This public-private partnership is an active and authentic voice to advocate for Oregon and Southwest Washington’s manufacturing economy. The Coalition exists to:

  • Ensure manufacturing remains a strong contributor to our region’s economy and to the health of our communities;
  • Educate community leaders about the role manufacturing plays in the region and provide a clear voice concerning the needs of the industry;
  • Foster the seamless delivery of workforce development services through public agencies and community-based private organizations; and
  • Expand the applied research and development capacity of our universities to meet the region’s manufacturing needs by advocating for investments in state-of-the-art technology.

Let us know if you want to get involved with this powerful group!

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Brush up on the Presentations

Shawn Busse

Owner, Kinesis Inc.

Marketing and Sales for the Modern Manufacturer

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Josh Yarrington

WFL Millturn Technologies

Dynamics of Machining

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John Valachovic


Proactive Problem Solving, or How To 'See' A Company

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Jennifer Fern


Set Yourself up for Success: Plan Your Exit

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Rusty Chochran

A.R.E. Manufacturing

Grow Your Own: Talent Development for the 21st Century Manufacturer

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Scott Zellmer


Leveraging Resources for Innovation

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Pat Toth


Protect Your Company: Cybersecurity 101

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OMEP is a nonprofit organization on a mission to help Oregon manufacturers achieve permanent, long-term profitability. We work with owners, executives, managers, and operators to assess company needs and unleash growth potential in all areas.

The annual Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit facilitates progressive discussion among the state’s industry leaders, and is just one more way OMEP helps guide manufacturing firms toward business improvements and measurable results.