Electrochem, the printed circuit board operation, moved from the Beaverton campus to a new facility in Forest Grove, OR, in the early 1980s. The facility was nomenclated F1. This April 30, 1982 TekWeek features information on the new Forest Grove facility. Click on the image to view the PDF.

 

Forest Grove was one of the first organizations to operate under the fully divisionalized model with their own marketing, sales, engineering, research, operations, and HR. The also operated on a full P&L model, different than the cost transfer basis of component operations previously. In 1984 a study of this transformation was completed and a book published "New Excellence: The Forest Grove Project". The museum has a copy of this book.

 

Tektronix spun the printed circuit board operation out as Merix in 1994 and retained a minority ownership for some time.