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Welcome to ESCO Engages blog! At ESCO our people take pride in making a difference around the world and in their communities. Our ESCO Engages blog will feature the unique perspectives of Weir and ESCO employees who are passionate about education, service and leadership. ​  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​

 Weir-ESCO Hosts 43rd Annual Harvest Dinner for Friendly House


Mike Funke and Kristol Cohn ​| November 14, 2018

On October 27, ESCO, a Weir Group Division, hosted the 43rd Harvest Dinner in coordination with Friendly House, a local nonprofit dedicated to creating a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds.

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 ESCO Hosts Beaverton High School Students for Future Day 2018

​Chris Grewell | October 31, 2018

Did you know what you wanted to do when you were 14 or 15 years old? Weir and Beaverton High School are working to get kids thinking about their futures and the steps they need to take to reach their goals earlier.

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 Boy Scouts Build Preserves Camp Clark for Future Generations


Steve Sester | October 17, 2018

Rain or shine ESCO employees take on an ambitious project each year along the Oregon Coast: the annual Boy Scouts of America Build at Camp Clark.

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 ESCO Engineers Follow Product Lifecycle from Start to Finish

Clinton Wood ​| October 3, 2018

It’s uncommon for people to connect mining with innovation or high-tech, but the small part Clinton gets to play in the industry allows him to actively contribute to the full product life cycle every day and be part of the continued success of a world-class brand. ​​

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 ESCO Celebrates Long History with OMSI at 2018 Maker Faire


​​Eric Blackburn September 19, 2018

ESCO fired up its casting booth at the annual OMSI Maker Faire held on September 15-16, 2018. While ESCO’s connection to OMSI is deeply rooted in the Swigert family, its legacy will live on and grow as our community and our society continues to focus on STEM education.

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 In the Heart of Slabtown: ESCO Shares History and Future of Innovation


Kat Robinson | September 5, 2018

Not many Portlanders know that Slabtown gets its name from the large quantities of slab wood. We’ve been designing and manufacturing innovative products in the neighborhood since 1913. Join us at the 2018 Slabtown Festival on September 8.

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 ESCO Provides Research Opportunities for PSU Engineering Students

Daniel Widlund | August 22, 2018

Portland State University students gain major support with their research-based projects in collaboration with the Oregon Metals Initiative. Learn why this type of initiative hits close to home for ESCO's Chief Metallurgist.

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 Shared Passion for Engineering Leads Lo Brothers to Innovation Center

August 8, 2018

Brothers Pha and Phai, and their cousin Hue, all started their careers at ESCO working in operations. Today they work in the Hank Swigert Center for Innovation, but the paths they each took to reach that point and find their passion for innovation and engineering varied.

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 Weir-ESCO Partnership Comes Full Circle for Long-time ESCO Employee


July 25, 2018

As one of few current ESCO employees who has worked for Weir in the past, Hamilton has the unique experience of watching his career co me full circle as the two companies become one.

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 FIRST LEGO Robotics Provides STEM Learning at All Ages


James Ritzman | July 11, 2018

LEGOs is a perfect medium for learning, because it is intrinsically modular, includes interconnectable parts, and you can easily use existing elements to build prototypes and test hypotheses. An ESCO colleague shows us how he is inspiring the future STEM leaders of tomorrow just as FIRST LEGO League seeks to do.

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 Baja SAE Partnership Promotes STEM Education, Experiential Learning and Workforce Development


by Steven Hyde | June 27, 2018

Oregon will have an estimated 40,000 new job openings per year in STEM-related fields by 2020. When looking at current and future STEM jobs in Oregon, it is ever more important that we continue to support all partnerships between industry and STEM programming like Baja SAE Oregon. 

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 ESCO and Camp Fire Columbia Dedicated to Community Engagement


by Nancy Schmugge | June 12, 2018

I recently joined the Board of Directors for Camp Fire Columbia, a youth development organization that aims to build caring, confident youth and future leaders. In serving as a Camp Fire board member, I recognized that a major part of our culture at ESCO is about supporting the communities where we live and work.

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 How ESCO’s Commitment to Higher Education Impacted my Career


​by Beatriz Moraga​​​ June 1, 2018

Beatriz Moraga shares how her days as a student attending Portland State University and ESCO's support to higher education led her to landing a dream job with our company.

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 ESCO Shares Education, Career Opportunities on Take Your Child to Work Day

by Dan Kearsley | May 17, 2018 

For our annual Take Your Child to Work Day event on April 26, we hosted a fun, hands-on experience for children of
ESCO employees. This is a U.S.-based event best known for introducing careers to children of all ages. At ESCO we
offered a variety of activities showcasing what we do as a company, as well as the educational and career opportunities
that exist in different fields.

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 ESCO Celebrates Earth Day with Forest Park Conservancy

by Dziugas Radzius | May 2, 2018

More than 30 ESCO volunteers dedicated their Friday afternoon to wheel-barrowing 12,500 pounds of large rocks and gravel to be staged for future trail work later this summer.

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 Misty Rogers Honored with 2018 STEP Ahead Award

by Todd ​Steimer | April 24, 2018

We have many outstanding employees here at ESCO, but it is important to recognize the unsung heroes—those whose contributions often take place behind the scenes. Misty Rogers, our North American systems manager, is one of those unsung heroes.

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 ESCO Supports Local Robotics Team with Custom-Built Parts

by Kevin Stangeland | ​April 4, 2018​

I’d like to highlight a group of high school students right here in our own backyard who sought new opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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 ESCO Celebrates International Women's Day with Lean In Discussion


by Brittni Beers-Branco | ​March 21, 2018​

In recognition of International Women’s Day, ESCO recently held an event for our female employees both in Portland and across the United States based on the book, Lean In, by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. ​

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 STEM Gender Inequality - the Workforce Problem and ESCO's Commitment to be Part of the Solution

by Sarah Heiner | ​March 7, 2018​

Many industries, civic leaders and non-profits have wrestled with the question of how to bring more women into the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) workforce and support career advancement. 

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 How Engineering Companies can Help Make STEM fun


by Anna Thames | ​February 21, 2018

As one of the leading engineering companies in the world, ESCO is dedicated to expanding student interest and access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. But, with all of the noise and distraction in the world, how do we cut through the chaos and encourage students to engage with STEM education tools?

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 Oregon Must Solve Fiscal Challenges and Invest in the Future


by Jon Owens | ​February 14, 2018

​For many companies like Esco, the question remains: What will we need our workers to do in the future?​