Colin Barr

Jobs in Manufacturing: Good Pay and Benefits, Very Rewarding Work

James Wichert is a slender guy with a quick smile. Slightly North of 22-years old, he has the energy to match. He’s a sander operator for our new member, Western Panel Products located in Eugene. Western Panel is a specialty producer of high-end and exotic hardwood veneers, creating architectural panels for commercial and interior application. And while technically referred to as “plywood,” they are actually artisan-crafted pieces involving a lot of hand-work and skill. We visited with James at the plant to talk to him about how he found his way into plywood manufacturing... Read More