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.
This March 25, 1983 TekWeek features the Electrochem operation in their new home in Forest Grove (F1). 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. This August 5, 1994 TekWeek features a Thank You from the 700 employees at Merix which is the new company formed by the spin out of Forest Grove. Click on the image to view the PDF.