WVCO newly remodeled Research & Development Center in Eugene

Willamette Valley Company R & D Facility Eugene, Oregon

At WVCO, we make it a point to develop unique and customized solutions designed to enable companies to take on whatever challenges they wish to conquer. Recently, we had the pleasure of achieving the same goal for our own Research & Development team in Eugene, Oregon when we opened our newly remodeled R & D Center!

The beautiful new facility is equipped with the latest and most sophisticated analytical technologies on the market and designed with our entire R & D team in mind. This innovative and talented group that includes some of our region’s top chemists and engineers now have an improvided workspace and the necessary tools to devise better products and solutions, improve functionality and efficiency, and enhance the process and product performance.

Want to see for yourself? Watch this video from our recent Grand Opening Celebration.

We are thrilled with our newly remodeled facility and look forward to seeing what “game-changing’ inventions and technologies will come from it.

Meet Tapel Willamette, our South American Division

Nos asociamos a través del servicio, la innovación y la integridad. We partner through service, innovation and integrity.

62 years ago, Willamette Valley Company began as a small business that distributed mill supplies to the wood products industry. Today we have the ability to provide custom products and services all over the world thanks in part to our South American Division of WVCO, Tapel Willamette Inc. SA.

For the past 14 years, Tapel Willamette has produced and distributed the same high-quality solutions for wood, rail, and concrete industries as our North American divisions from their headquarters in Coronel, Chile.

The commitment to quality, service, and innovation has made Tapel Willamette a leading supplier in timber industry, providing products, services and technology solutions. Chemists and engineers continually seek ways to improve the application of our products to add value to their production.

Tapel Willamette recently achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification Process, a set of requirements for a quality management system to ensure that systems and processes are in place so that product and services are delivered effectively and in a controlled and repeatable manner.

To achieve this goal, engineers implemented a world class ERP system that regulates production so that Tapel Willamette can deliver quality, service and value in all products offered to customers.  This quality management system is also used in various plants in the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit www.tapel.cl

Tapel Willamette Inc. SA
Headquarters. 3625 Estero La Posada Avenue Industrial Park Major Major – Chile
Phone: (56) (41) 2928100
Fax: (56) (41) 292810

Coronel, Chile

Obtenga más información visitando www.tapel.cl

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Eugene Oregon……the Emerald City and Home to WVCO

View from Skinners Butte

We may be a global business serving customers all over the world, but the heart of our company is located in the lush Willamette Valley in the city of Eugene, Oregon.

Eugene-Springfield is known for it’s friendly character, strong academic influence, natural beauty, eclectic shops, restaurants, music, festivals, arts, and outdoor recreational opportunities like bicycling, kayaking, and running.

It has made numerous “Best Of” lists throughout the years, including Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live 2011 list and America’s Best Affordable Places to Retire according to U.S. News: Money. Just this year, Eugene ranked in the Top 10 on the Livability.com 100 Best Places to Live list, ranked on the Best Places for Business and Careers -Forbes and we ranked 10th on the 2013 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report™ just to name a few.

Here are some fast facts about our city:

• It is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon.

• Eugene is the host city for World-Class Track & Field events such as 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and the 2009 and 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

•Founded by Eugene F. Skinner, an early American settler in Oregon, in 1846. The settlement was once known as “Skinners Mudhole” due to the amount of rain.

• Eugene is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles (80km) east of the Oregon Coast.

•The Nike corporation had its beginnings in Eugene.

•Historic Hayward Field is one of the most famous track and field-only facilities in the world.

•City of Eugene is known for it’s natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

•It is home to The University of Oregon (Go Ducks!)since 1876.

•Eugene is rated by “Bicycling Magazine” as one of the top ten cycling communities in the United States.

•Eugene was the first city to have one-way streets.

•In 1876 the University of Oregon opened in Eugene. Deady Hall was the first building on campus and still exists.

•In the summer of 2014, Eugene will be the host city for the IAAF World Junior Championships. Eugene 2014 marks the first time the IAAF World Junior Championships has been held in the United States and the first IAAF event held on U.S. soil since 1992.

•Eugene’s slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors”.

•It is also referred to as the “Emerald City”, and as “Track Town, USA”.

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