Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 5th, 2018

Join thousands of manufacturers across the nation as they open their doors to show the public modern manufacturing in action and inspire the next generation of skilled workers.

We at the Springfield and Eugene Chambers of Commerce, and our partners, want to help get the word out about local manufacturing events during the Manufacturing Day season. Whether your company is hosting a company picnic, offering tours to High School Students, or other related events, we want to share your Manufacturing Day Story.

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What's happening in Lane County?

October 3rd

Counselor Tour

Lane County school counselors are invited to tour Rosboro, an advanced wood products manufacturing facility. 


October 4th

Johnson Crushers International Open House

Anyone is welcome to attend the open house from 8am-11am at Johnson Crushers International for a look into advanced heavy manufacturing. JCI manufactures heavy machinery that crushes and screens rock for quarry operators and the construction and mining industries. They have been in Springfield/Eugene for 21 years. Employing nearly 300 people, they are a major economic driver in our community, and in the manufacturing industry. To RSVP, contact Avril Watt at [email protected] or call 541-736-1400.

Manufacturing Day Pre-Tour

Hummingbird Wholesale and Seneca Sawmill will host a pre-tour of Manufacturing Day for superintendents and administrators of all 16 school districts. All industry participants and select elected officials are invited to join them for a 5:30 happy hour at Seneca Sawmill.


October 5th

Manufacturing Day Student Tour
This Fall, regional partners including Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Connected Lane County, Food and Beverage Strategist Micah Elconin, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Eugene Chamber of Commerce, City of Springfield, and many of our industry partners are coming together to offer over 200 students from around the county an opportunity to tour food production and wood products manufacturing companies. The tours will expose students from across Lane County to the production processes, machines, and people that make some of the area’s finest products. Students will be onsite and will learn firsthand about manufacturing in Lane County, career opportunities, and desired skills.


  • Swanson Group Manufacturing LLC
  • Kingsford Manufacturing Co.
  • Seneca Sawmill
  • Seneca Sustainable Energy
  • Euphoria Chocolates
  • Glory Bee
  • Attune Foods
  • Franz Bakery
  • Forrest Technical 
  • Cutting Edge

Lunch provided to the students by the kind contributions of OMEP, City of Eugene, and Shield Catering (541-968-2403, [email protected]).


Strapworks LLC Tour

Strapworks will host a presentation and accompanying tour of their facility. They offer a view into custom strap making and webbing printing, and are the nation's largest facility offering custom webbing without minimums. No dress code. Must sign in and wear a visitor badge. OPEN TO PUBLIC - Please register:




  • Swanson Group
  • Kingsford Manufacturing
  • Franz Bakery
  • Hummingbird Wholesale
  • CEI Coatings
  • Forrest Technical Coatings
  • Attune Foods
  • Euphoria Chocolate
  • Glory Bee
  • SnoTemp Cold Storage
  • The Seneca Family of Companies

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About the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is comprised of 800 employers across Lane County who share a common interest in advancing economic development and prosperity for our region. The Chamber provides legislative advocacy, leadership development, networking, and business education programs, services, and resources to member organizations. (

About Lane Workforce Partnership

As the Local Workforce Board for Lane County, LWP coordinates workforce development programs and services to assist people acquire the skills and training they need to obtain work or further their careers through partnerships with local employers, government, school districts and community colleges.   Our mission is “To meet the workforce needs of employers and individuals through partnerships and innovation.”(

About Connected Lane County

Connected Lane County aims to increase the number of local high school graduates who are successful in higher education and life by creating a seamless and streamlined transition between early childhood, K-12 and higher education through partnerships and relationships with educational, community, and business partner organizations. (

About the Eugene Chamber

The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce a catalytic leader in creating a vibrant and diverse economy that drives economic opportunity and well-being in our region. The Chamber works with partners in business, government, and non-profit sectors to create an environment that improves the economic prosperity of our region.  For more information, call 541-484-1314 or visit

About Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP)

OMEP exists to help Oregon manufacturers achieve permanent, long-term profitability. We work with owners, executives, managers, and operators to assess company needs and unleash growth potential in all areas of the business. (

About Food and Beverage Strategist

Season to Taste Consulting is proud to be leading Lane Food and Beverage Sector Strategies (LFBSS). LFBSS works to solidify Lane County’s position as a hub for diverse food and beverage companies by coordinating collaborative development projects, promoting our products and values, and creating opportunities to share knowledge and resources. (