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Going Beyond Traditional Fabrication
Posted by Alison Trost on March 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM.

AISC and NSBA member Oregon Iron Works, Clackamas, Ore., is looking beyond traditional fabrication tasks and diversifying its capabilities to include manufacturing streetcars. As the first U.S. streetcar manufacturer in six decades Oregon Iron Works already has 13 streetcars on order.

 

The company’s other out-of-the-box productions include manufacturing steel bridge girders, hydroelectric systems, unmanned seaplanes, space-launch platforms, and nuclear-containment equipment. All along, the key to the firm’s success has been its ability to be open minded about green technologies and how they mesh with its capabilities.

 

Oregon Iron Works recently signed on to develop North America’s first commercial ocean wave energy system. Once again, going green has proved to be a good way to overcome the economic downturn: the company is looking to hire 150 or more new employees.

 

Click here for a recent article about Oregon Iron Works, from “The Oregonian.”


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