The 1960s saw commercial developments in the Hermiston area. One of these was the C&B Feedlot just off the Butter Creek Highway, south of town. Shortly after opening, the facility was feeding 3,000 to 4,000 cattle and about 15,000 lambs at a time. Most notable of the developments, however, was Marlette Coach Company's new mobile home plant.
The 1970s witnessed a widespread development in agricultural industry. Playing a major role were the large potato processing plants constructed by Lamb-Weston and J.R. Simplot, which provided employment for thousands and in many other ways, stimulated the area's economy. New irrigation techniques, particularly circle sprinklers, led to the farming of much land formerly covered by sagebrush. As Hermiston grew businesses invested such as the Union Pacific Railroad developed Hinkle Terminal, Marlette Homes, Inc. began manufacturing mobile Homes, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Pioneer Seed, Fed X, Good Shepherd Medical Center and UPS are just a few businesses that have expanded to this community.
From modest beginnings, Hermiston has grown into a modern, progressive city as the largest city in Eastern Oregon, enjoying a wealth of assets in people, land, climate, the mighty Columbia River and has tremendous potential for further agricultural, Commercial and industrial expansions, because of logistics and land availability.
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The Hermiston community is committed to improving the economic well-being and quality of life for those who choose to live and work here.
Hermiston Chamber Economic Development and Government Affairs Team work directly with small businesses and companies.
The City of Hermiston Economic Development, Port of Umatilla, and Umatilla County are among its industrial contacts.
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