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Benchmade Knife Company Wins 2009 Manufacturer of the Year

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Benchmade Knife Company Wins 2009 Manufacturer of the Year
Steady Growth, Lean Efforts and Green Initiatives Sighted as Reasons for Award  PBJ Manufacturer Award

November 3, 2009, OREGON CITY, Ore.--
The Portland Business Journal presented its 2009 Manufacturer of the Year for a Medium Sized Company to Benchmade Knife Company. The Oregon Manufacturing Awards Luncheon took place on Thursday, October 29th at the Portland Art Museum in downtown Portland, Oregon.

"It is an honor to be presented with such a prestigious award within the Oregon community" says Les de Asis, Founder and Owner of Benchmade Knife Company. "We are thrilled to be recognized as a leading manufacturer because of our dedication to providing U.S.-based jobs and commitment to customer satisfaction."

Other award categories recognized at the event include Manufacturing Company of the Year Awards (Small, Medium & Large), Excellence in Training Award, and Product Innovation of the Year Award.

The award for Manufacturer of the Year is based on company performance, overall business strategy, and innovative approaches to internal operations, manufacturing processes, and sustainable practices involving customers, partners and suppliers. Other finalists nominated for the Medium-sized Company Award include Korvis Automation, Inc., and Williams Controls, Inc.

For a recap of the Portland Business Journal Awards, please visit:
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