Mohawk Metal triples employment in three years


Eugene metal fabricating company Mohawk Metal has tripled its employees in the past three years, from 17 to 52.

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Eugene metal fabricating company Mohawk Metal has tripled its employees in the past three years, from 17 to 52.

It’s not a huge number or company, but every new job means a lot these days, said Brian Rooney, a regional labor economist with the Oregon Employment Department. Firms that are hiring people, such as Mohawk Metal, are beacons in an economy that is struggling to add jobs, he said.

“It’s good to learn about a manufacturing company that is expanding,” Rooney said. “Manufacturing tends to provide good-paying jobs, and you don’t necessarily need to have a college education to get one. And in this economy, that’s important.”

Mohawk is doing so well that it’s looking to open a fabrication shop in the Portland area to better serve customers there, and to pick up others.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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