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Tek started in 1946 in Portland, but it moved to Beaverton in 1956 and was Oregon's largest employer within two decades.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tektronix first put down roots in Beaverton when it bought former farmland in the 1950s. The campus is off Southwest Jenkins Road., Beaverton Valley Times - News Beaverton company refocuses to help drive the digital revolution. Tektronix at 70: Silicon Forest's 'original' tree keeps reaching higher

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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