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City recognizes Lanphere Enterprises, Sutherland & Co.

Beaverton 4 Business Awards presented at council meeting


Beaverton Valley Times

The city of Beaverton and the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented Lanphere Enterprises and David H. Sutherland & Co. Inc. with Beaverton 4 Business Awards as part of the city’s quarterly partnership to recognize local companies that have recently grown, made new local investments or provided strong community support.

The award winners for December, which were announced at the Tuesday, Dec. 4, City Council meeting, include:

n Lanphere Enterprises — With the company celebrating its 50th anniversary, the city of Beaverton wanted to recognize the milestone of a company that started as Beaverton Honda Motorcycle in 1964. Today, the family-owned business has many established automotive dealerships throughout the Beaverton area.

The franchise, whose corporate headquarters is located on Southwest Broadway Street, employs more than 600 people. Lanphere is actively involved with the Beaverton community and chips in with the Beaverton Celebration Parade, Beaverton’s Hullabaloo, as well as other events with the Beaverton Downtown Association. It offers support by participating in food drives, the HomePlate kickball tournament and the Mayor’s Ball.

n David H. Sutherland & Co. Inc. was recognized for the company’s growing involvement in exports, with its regional goal for export activity set to double in size by 2020.

Sutherland & Co. is a family-owned global supplier of composite and specialty products for the aerospace and high performance industries. Founded in 1951 and located in Beaverton since 2000, the company employs 27 people and is a recognized leader in the transportation of time- and temperature-sensitive products, and carbon composite materials. Originally a 100 percent export company, its customer base is now 50 percent international and 50 percent domestic.

“The city is proud to recognize both of these two Beaverton-based companies,” said Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle. “We’re so fortunate to have these dynamic, growing businesses in our community.”

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