Visiting one of the best companies in Oregon- A-dec Dental

by Rep. Bill Post

Today I was privileged to tour one of the best companies you may have never heard of: A-dec Dental Equipment in Newberg. Founded in 1965 by Ken and Joan Austin (in the quonset hut you see me posing in front of and sitting at the desk of founder Joan Austin inside that hut, which is on location of the company), this company makes all of it’s own products right here in Newberg, Oregon and ships worldwide employing over 1100 people in great family wage jobs. The people who work there average 18 years on the job! It’s like family. Some have PHD’s and some have GED’s. They regularly finish in the top of Oregon manufacturers yet keep that small family company feeling.
This is why I am in office. To help companies like A-dec succeed and to find out HOW they succeed and to help them show others. We need more companies like them in Oregon, we don’t need to drive them away with more taxes and restrictions. Thank you to Grant Gerke for the tour today!