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Benchmade Knife Company Recognized as a Most Admired Company in Oregon

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Benchmade Knife Company Recognized as a Most Admired Company in Oregon

CEOs Place the Company in the Top 10 Most Admired Manufacturing Companies in the State


December 16, 2009, OREGON CITY, Ore.--The Portland Business Journal recognized Benchmade Knife Company as one of Oregon's Most Admired Companies within the Manufacturing Companies division. The Most Admired Companies Luncheon took place on Thursday, December 10th at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon.


"It is an honor to be recognized among such admired and prestigious organizations in the state" says Les de Asis, Founder and Owner of Benchmade Knife Company. "We are thrilled to be in such select company."


Most Admired Companies were awarded across nine different categories: professional services, agriculture and forest products, health care, financial services, nonprofits, commercial real estate, technology, manufacturing, and across all industries.

 PBJ Most Admired Award 2009

Surveys were sent to more than 1,800 CEO's throughout the Oregon and Southwest Washington region and asked them to select the companies they most admire. These awards recognize companies that CEO's believe to be the very best organizations in the region.


Other companies winning awards in the manufacturing category include Nike Inc., Columbia Sportswear Co., Precision Castparts Corp., Jeld-Wen Inc., Leatherman Tool Group Inc., ESCO Corp., A-dec Inc., Oregon Iron Works Inc., and Rejuvenation Inc.


For a recap of the Portland Business Journal "Most Admired Companies" Awards, please visit: 

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