Manufacturing roadshow showcases OMIC R&D
OMIC R&D was the second stop on a statewide "manufacturing roadshow" running this month.
The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Design facility recently underwent a multimillion-dollar remodel of its main building and has been steadily gaining new pieces of manufacturing equipment.
The building holds close to $20 million in equipment, OMIC R&D business development manager Josh Koch estimated.
The second building, which will focus on additive manufacturing, is currently under construction. A third building is in the early planning stages.
The statewide tour, organized by Oregon Business and Industry and the Oregon Business Council, is visiting more than 20 businesses over two weeks "to showcase and promote Oregon businesses and educate policymakers and other leaders about the vital role that Oregon's diverse manufacturing sector has in driving our state and local economies."
OMIC is the only Columbia County location for the tour.
The roadshow will visit the Klamath Falls campus of the Oregon Institute of Technology, which is a core sponsor of OMIC.
The tour will also visit multiple businesses that are OMIC members, including Daimler and Oregon Tool.
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