Beaverton manufacturing firm to lay off 140


Micro Power Electronics Inc., a medical-equipment company, will shift its operations to Mexico.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Micro Power Electronics Inc., a medical-equipment company with a factory in Beaverton, will cut 140 jobs and shift its operations to Mexico.

The layoffs will begin in late-December.

The news was not a surprise. The company announced more than a year ago that it would close down its Oregon manufacturing line and shift production to a new factory in Tijuana.

Employees who will lose their jobs have received help and information about severance packages.

A small research and development hub will remain in Beaverton after the factory work shifts to Mexico. 

(SOURCE: OregonLive.com)

The facility had about 300 employees in 2011 when GreatBatch bought Micro Power.

Micro Power specializes in custom battery packs for portable medical devices, data collection services, and other military and commercial markets.

(SOURCE: Portland Business Journal)

The company appeared several times on Oregon Business’ list of the Top 150 Private Companies in Oregon before 2011.

 


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