Reboot of Hynix factory could bring hundreds of jobs, new owner says

KEZI 9 News last reported on the factory in April after it was purchased for $6.3 million.

Posted: Jul 23, 2020 12:08 PM
Updated: Jul 23, 2020 12:11 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – The vacant Hynix factory in Eugene is expected to get a reboot soon.

According to an article by The Oregonian/OregonLive, Ohio company Stratacache is looking to hire “several hundred” employees to get the factory up and running again next year.

KEZI 9 News last reported on the factory in April after it was purchased for $6.3 million. The property includes 198 acres of land and is located near the western end of 18th Avenue.

Stratacache makes high-tech digital signs. They are the latest owner of the factory, which was first built in 1998 by the Hyundai Corporation. It operated as a chip maker for 10 years.

Onward Eugene managing director Matt Sayre talked to KEZI shortly after the purchase, saying Stratacache bought the plant shortly before it was scheduled to go to auction.

"Onward Eugene is pleased that the new owners are envisioning their future uses of the property," Sayre said in an email. "We’re hopeful that future advanced manufacturing uses of the Technology Center can create new jobs in Eugene, tapping into the very talented and educated local workforce."

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