Tektronix to celebrate 75 years this Thursday
Beaverton's Tektronix will celebrate its 75th anniversary at Beaverton City Hall Thursday, Nov. 4, as the city proclaims "Tektronix Day."
Representatives from the Tektronix leadership team and Beaverton city leaders will be at the event to read remarks, and view a special exhibit outlining the company's contributions to technology over the last 75 years.
"Tektronix is a leader in Beaverton's thriving business community," said Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty. "We're happy to join in the celebration of such a significant milestone, and we recognize the work Tektronix has done and will continue to do in the technology industry."
Tektronix was a major force behind Beaverton's rapid postwar growth. The company began in 1946 in Southeast Portland, but it moved to Beaverton in 1956 and was Oregon's largest employer within two decades, according to the Portland Business Journal.
Former Tektronix chief executive officer Bill Walker, who guided the company through much of its 19th-century growth period, died in September at age 90.
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