Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Eric Sale, Northwest Technologies CEO, stands before the shell of a new fabrication building under construciton in the Estacada Industrial Park.Northwest Technologies’ fabrication abilities are about to expand, once construction is completed on the company’s new building in the Estacada Industrial Park.

“This new building will allow us to have more adequate fabrication space,” said Eric Sale, owner of Northwest Technologies. “So our projects that we’ll be able to do will be taller, larger, heavier.”

The building is being constructed directly behind Northwest Technologies’ office at 1150 N.W. Park Ave.

“It has overhead cranes throughout it, lifting equipment, it has a lot of special features that will allow us to safely do large projects,” Sale added. “We’ll have cranes in there that will have capacity to be able to lift 20 tons. That will allow us to do much larger projects.”

The new floor space will make it possible for multiple projects to be worked on at once.

Sale said the company prides itself on being able to take projects from start to finish.

“Due to our diverse experience and capabilities, Northwest Technologies is able to create products as big as a plane and as small as the nuts and bolts that hold it together,” the company’s website states.

Construction on the new building began in early August.

Crystalyn Reed, a human resources specialist for the company, said the building is estimated to be completed the first week of May.

Northwest Technologies specializes in laser cutting, fabricating, forming, rolling, shearing, welding and machining, and employees 88 people in Estacada.

The new building will be the sixth the company occupies in the Estacada Industrial Park.

Northwest Innovators, a sister company located in Clackamas, employs 15 people.

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