Tigard Businesses in the News

March 7, 2018
Consolidated Supply Co., a 90-year-old supplier of plumbing equipment, is launching a slate of new digital features to enhance their regional competitiveness and e-commerce user experience. Details here.

February 18, 2018
Tigard’s Gem Fitness is responsible for keeping several world class athletes in shape, including the current world champion of boxing’s super welterweight division. Details here.

January 10, 2018
Fido’s, the world’s first dog tap house, invites patrons to drink craft beer while playing with shelter dogs. This innovative, Tigard-based company will also donate a portion of profits to local rescue charities to help tackle the national dog shelter challenge. Details here.

December 21, 2017
Tigard company PWCC Auctions has become a leading player in an evolving and growing market for collectable cards. PWCC sells thousands of trading cards online every month, $50 million worth annually. Details here.

November 22, 2017
With the help of dozens of volunteers, a strong management team and a partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, the Bethlehem House of Bread won a prestigious advocacy award. Details here.

September 12, 2017
Tigard defense contractor Pacific Star Communications won a $10 million contract to provide rugged communications systems to the U.S. Marine Corps. Details here.

September 11, 2017
Tigard's Agilyx was featured in a local news story highlighting the firm's work to recycle mixed-waste plastics. Details here.

August 16, 2017
Four Tigard firms – Centrex Construction, Consumer Cellular, ebs Associates, and Solutions Yes – made this year’s Inc. 5000 list, which honors the fastest-growing businesses in the U.S. Details here.

May 10, 2017
Downtown revitalization group brings together property owners, business owners and residents to form commerce and culture on Main Street. Details.

April 12, 2017
Agilyx recruits new CEO.
Welcome to Joseph Vaillancourt. Details here...

February 23, 2017
Tigard-based Agilyx was featured in a story by the Guardian for their technological innovation converting Styrofoam back to Styrene. Read more.

January 25, 2017
Tigard-based NuScale Power became the first company to submit a design certification application for small modular reactors to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Submission of the application marks a major step toward creating of the next generation of affordable, clean, reliable power on a mass scale. Read more about this exciting development here.

January 17, 2017
Congrats to Tigard-based Agilyx. This firm has secured funding to upgrade its facility to convert polystyrene (foam cups, packaging materials, and Styrofoam) into styrene monomer. The Agilyx chemical recycling technology returns polystyrene waste to its highest value – a styrene monomer product that can be blended into the virgin styrene manufacturing cycle. And, single-use polystyrene items can now be diverted from the landfill.

November 17, 2016: Consumer Cellular, in new HQ, aims to revive growth rate  Tigard based Consumer Cellular was featured on Oregon Read the article about this national firm with a headquarters here in Tigard. 

November 1, 2016: PacStar LogoManufacturer of the Year! Tigard based PacStar was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as a 2016 Oregon Manufacturer of the Year. The firm perfected a product that reduces an IT room worth of communications technology into a scalable suitcase-sized package. They’ve also expanded in order to meet a $100 million in orders over the next five years. Learn more at

September 12, 2016: Tigard-based Abom, a maker of high-end anti-fogging ski goggles, has closed out its first major round of funding at $8.6 million. Read more in the Portland Business Journal.

September 6, 2016:
Biamp expansion into Tigard featured in the Portland Business Journal.

August 30, 2016: Home grown hero and Tigard entrepreneur innovates again with food carts inside at Cart Lab.

August 24, 2016: They started here! Now ID Experts has new spin off on the RADAR! Details here.

August 9, 2016: Tigard-based Consumer Cellular doubles footprint at new location in the Tigard Triangle. Read more about Consumer Cellular as the firm settles into its expansive new headquarters in this story from the Portland Business Journal.

July 8, 2016: Pear in a bottle...Tigard based Hood River Distillers, headquartered at Lincoln Center, was featured in a recent article in the Portland Business Journal.

June 23, 2016: Axiom brings a cool, yet refined software setting to the 'burbs at Lincoln Center. Why would a software/tech company stay in the suburbs instead of making the move to downtown Portland? There's cost for one thing.  And... "Our demographic is not the same as some of the true software companies."

June 21, 2016: Seattle-based will open its third bricks and mortar bookstore in Tigard at the Washington Square Mall. Details via a story by KGW.

May 24, 2016: Tigard Biotech AUYMETRIX Innovates new way of Clinical Laboratory Testing
Tigard-based biotech startup AUYMETRIX is the newest start up to receive assistance from Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, to pursue federal grants designed to support small businesses whose research and development has potential for commercialization.  AUYMETRIX is preparing an SBIR Phase I application for federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research grant program. The grants are highly competitive and designed for firms with the potential to move products from the R&D phase to the market.  AYUMETRIX is a biotech startup in Tigard with a new dried plasma testing and laboratory diagnostics product. The firm’s product separates plasma from blood and allows for convenient and minimally invasive self-collection of blood through a simple finger pricks, storage and transportation of samples. This process also reduces risks of potential blood-borne infections. AYUMETRIX’s product allows individuals to take charge of their own health and wellness, advancing personalized medicine.

May 16, 2016: Tigard based High Impact Technology earns presidential export award "E" Award from US Department of Commerce. First firm in 15 years from Oregon to do so. Only Oregon company to receive this recognition this year. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Today’s honorees — the largest group to ever receive this award — helped contribute to the United States’ exporting $2.23 trillion worth of goods and services in 2015, and the estimated 11.5 million American jobs supported by exports.

May 9, 2016: Downtown Tigard businesses support Downtown Art Walk — commerce and culture in downtown Tigard. See details in the Tigard Times. Self-guided tours and a pop-up art gallery open all week.

May 3, 2016: Tigard based Axiom EPM recruits new CEO. Read more details in the Portland Business Journal.

April 4, 2016:
Tigard based Consumer Cellular, a $620 million national mobile phone service provider, is moving into an 82,000 square foot headquarters facility in the Tigard Triangle. Read more in the Portland Business Journal.

March 15, 2016: LogoTigard based InFocus is exploring new product lines and collaborations. Read more from OregonLive.

March 2, 2016: State of Oregon expands offices in Tigard. Convenient access to regional workforce. See the full story in the Portland Tribune.

March 2, 2016: Downtown Tigard’s coffee shop and hang out, Symposium Coffee at 12345 SW Main Street, is the setting for the Thursday episode of Portlandia on IFC. The episode was taped in September 2015. Read more in the Tigard Times.

March 2, 2016: Working with partners, the workforce investment board serving Tigard firms has implement an $8.5 M U.S. Dept. of Labor grant, ReBoot NW, to deliver training and support to unemployed veterans and long-term unemployed workers. Find out more:

February 22, 2016
Tigard-based Agilyx is retooling a pyrolysis process to convert recyclable plastics to styrene. Read more in the following article by the Oregonian.  

February 18, 2016: Tigard based Medical Teams International was featured in the February 5th edition of the Portland Business Journal. The article focused on MTI’s collaboration with corporate partners to expand international reach. Medical Teams International (MTI) responds to medical emergencies from around the world and provides mobile dental clinics in Washington and Oregon. The nonprofit corporation employs 74 people in Tigard and more than 780 in home/host countries.

November 10, 2015: Paddle Palace moves to 25,000-square-foot facility in Downtown Tigard.

October 29, 2015: Tigard Enterprise Zone grows to include Lake Oswego
“This is a great example of economic development at a regional scale,” said Lloyd Purdy, Tigard's Economic Development Manager. “Residents in both communities find gainful employment in neighboring cities. This helps grow the regional economy, not just the Tigard or Lake Oswego economy.” Read more in the Tigard Times.

September 22, 2015:  Portlandia film crews descend on Symposium Coffee in Downtown Tigard
David Allen Cress, the show’s producer, said that "Portlandia" was drawn to Tigard because it had everything that the show needed. "We’re a small show and we move around a lot,” Cress said on Tuesday. “Often, we’ll find one or two locations to anchor us and then find places to film in the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on being nimble. That vape shop was great, and we knew there would be a coffee shop nearby for us to film at. It worked out really nicely, this coffee shop is beautiful.” Credit: Pamplin Media Group

September 2, 2015
id expertsThe Portland Business Journal reports that Tigard based security and identity protection services firm ID Experts is the go-to-solution for the Department of Defense. 

July 9, 2015
Gerber Gear, located in Tigard is ramping  up production in Tigard with help of the Tigard Enterprise Zone.

July 8, 2015
Tigard is investing in infrastructure that supports private sector investment, development and job creation in the city’s employment lands. See article for details on $1.5 million in State support.

May 14, 2015
Hi-Tec USA has moved from a small space near Powell's Books to a 9,000-square-foot location in Tigard. 
April 30, 2015
Downtown Tigard: Commerce and Culture — Businesses and artist-entrepreneurs populate downtown Tigard for two week art walk and pop-up art gallery.
April 12, 2015
Tigard based High Impact Technology is featured in an article by the Register News. Eighteen companies from the Willamette Valley, led by High Impact Technology, deploy infrastructure to protect energy grid. 
April 7, 2015scratch grain
Life after Shark Tank: Tigard based cookie kit startup exceeds $1 million in sales after opening less than two years ago. Read more details in the Portland Business Journal.
March 25, 2015
Tigard firm Northwest Demolition and Dismantling to tackle tough project in Portland’s Pearl.  It’s not nuclear engineering – but Tigard is home to one of those firms too. Read more in the Portland Business Journal.
NW DemolitionMarch 23, 2015
Tigard based Northwest Demolition & Dismantling will manage the selective demolition and salvage project for Centennial Mills project in northwest Portland.

March 7, 2015
Happy Campers Gluten Free Bakery
operates out of a small industrial park in Tigard. Founders Jan and Lacy Taborsky, start every morning at 6 a.m. making 800 loaves of vegan, gluten-free, sweet-smelling bread. Read more in the Statesman Journal

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