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Meet the Maker

Oct 26, 2020

Our Meet the Maker Series is an opportunity for us to introduce you to some of the amazing individuals in our Traded- Sector community who are demonstrating creativity and ingenuity on a daily basis.   Check back weekly for for more profiles.

 November 30, 2020

Ultimate RB

Tim Voyles is the Plant Manager at Ultimate RB here in town.  He has been working with the Carlisle Company for 33 years, and he moved to McMinnville in 2018 to take over day-to-day operations. Ultimate RB is one of the largest and most technically advanced tire recyclers in the world with the ability to make quality products that contain up to 96% post-consumer waste.

5 words that describe Ultimate RB: Sustainable, Innovative, Durable, Eco-Friendly, Safety.  

What is your favorite thing about what you do? Making sure we are running as safely and efficiently as possible. Another aspect I enjoy is being able to work with college students who are up and coming engineers looking to start careers in Manufacturing and offering training, mentorship and support.  

What is the best thing about doing business in McMinnville? The People in McMinnville, Not only our employees, but the community as well. Everyone is incredibly supportive of what we are doing here, and I’ve felt very welcomed.

Favorite thing to do in McMinnville? Kayaking and Hiking



November 9, 2020

Meet the Maker

Cody Jones is the Owner of Cody Kime Designs, a local company offering custom metal fabrication, design and manufacturing. 

5 words that describe your business or industry: Customer service, precision, aesthetics, processes.

What is your favorite thing about what you do? Creative freedom

What is the best thing about doing business in McMinnville? McMinnville has a great vibe, the majority of people that I have met are aspiring to do great things for themselves, their business, and the community. 

What is one of your favorite things to do in McMinnville? Wine and dine, we have some of the best winemakers and culinary craftsman in the country right here in McMinnville.



November 2, 2020

Lisa Allen with Heater Allen

Lisa Allen the Head Brewer at Heater Allen Brewing

Heater Allen specializes in producing distinctive all-malt lager and other German and Czech style beers. They use only the finest, most appropriate malts, hops, water and yeast in their brews. While their lagers are similar to those made in Germany and the Czech Republic, they are their own unique interpretation of the style. 

5 words that describe your business or industry: Beer, Brewing, Community, Packaging, Lagers

What is your favorite thing about what you do? I get to make something that people enjoy and that makes people happy. 

What is the best thing about doing business in McMinnville? The community is great and supportive.

What is one of your favorite things to do in McMinnville? Enjoy the restaurants in town! 



October 26, 2020

 Meggitt Meet the Maker

Meggitt McMinnville is a division of Meggitt PLC, which is a publicly traded UK corporation with over 10,000 employees in 16 countries.
Meggit provides products to the aerospace, defense and energy sectors around the world.
Meggitt McMinnville employees with more than 25 years company experience: Martin Zuniga, Jeff Bryson, Sue Hutchison, Pedro Huapeo, Christy Steele, Clint Han, Kandy Little, Darla Madden, Stuart Seleen and Steve Harrison (not pictured)
Meggitt in McMinnville manufactures complex polymer sealing solutions for the aerospace industry. Their products are primarily used as sealing components on landing gear, airframe structures, doors, windows, interiors and engine nacelles. They serve over 200 customers with over 5,000 unique parts.
The dedication and commitment from their employees is the most essential aspect of their business and the effective delivery of their products to their customers.
The best things about doing business in McMinnville are the great partnerships that we have with other local organizations such as the fairgrounds, senior center, community center and many other local businesses.
Favorite things to do in McMinnville from our team with more than 25 years of experience at Meggitt include: Use of bike paths, 3rd street, Wineries, Trails, Discovery Park, Aviation Museum and the Antique Shops.



October 19, 2020


Terry Wilmeth Co-Founder & CTO of RP Advanced Mobile Systems:

RPAMS developed a name for itself in the Special Operations community by designing and developing innovative mobility accessories for tactical ATV/UTV platforms. They recently expanded their offerings to include UVC Light Systems used to sterilize high touch surfaces.  They are the winner of the 2020 MEDP McMinnville Maker Award.

5 words that describe RPAMS: Tackling Challenging situations with innovative solutions.

What is your favorite thing about what you do? The satisfaction of creating a helpful product. Especially knowing that our products are often a solution to a highly adverse situation.

What is the best thing about doing business in McMinnville? The McMinnville Business Community is full of great people that are receptive to the work that we do. It is a fantastic place to develop and grow a business.

Favorite thing to do in McMinnville? I love hanging out downtown. There are a lot of great shops and restaurants. We love visiting the Farmers Market on Thursdays.


October 12, 2020


Bruce Christensen is the Chief Executive Officer of Cart-Away Concrete Systems Inc.

Cart-Away Concrete Systems has been manufacturing portable concrete mixer and delivery systems in McMinnville since 2004.

5 words that describe Cart-Away: Customer Service, Accessibility, Niche, Oregon-Made.

What is your favorite thing about what you do? I get to create things and watch the products evolve and be a success.

What is the best thing about doing business in McMinnville? The supportive business community and friendly people. (Its also a great place to live!) The low utility rates, and great industrial district make doing business here really easy.

Favorite thing to do in McMinnville? As the owner of the ’65 mustang, one of my favorite things that happens in McMinnville is the Cruising McMinnville Event (Formerly known as Drag the Gut).



October 5, 2020

Deven Paolo

Deven Paolo is the President and Co-Founder of Solid Form Fabrication.

Solid Form Fabrication designs, engineers, fabricates and installs projects they are proud of with people that inspire.

5 words that describe Solid Form Fabrication: Ingenuity, Custom, Community, Team, Growth.

What is your favorite thing about what you do? “It is something different everyday, there is a lot of creativity and problem solving, and we have a really awesome team to work with.”

What is the best thing about doing business in McMinnville?  The community has the right balance. The town is big enough to have everything you need, but small enough where you can build really strong relationships with a lot people, and you can also make an impact.

Favorite thing to do in McMinnville? Run. There are a lot of awesome trails around, I love running out at Miller Woods.

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