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January 19, 2021 (Oregon City, OR) – Benchmade Knife Company, a premium knife manufacturer based in Oregon City, OR, has been recognized for the fourth year in a row by the Portland Business Journal as one of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies within the ‘Product Makers and Designers’ category. Other companies in the esteemed top ten alongside Benchmade included Nike, adidas, and Columbia Sportswear.
2020 has been a year of significant change and growth for the brand with Jon deAsis stepping up as the CEO, their manufacturing facilities being updated to meet COVID-19 safety protocols, and the brand winning a handful of highly sought-after design awards for the Bugout and Mini Bugout knife including Popular Science’s ‘Gear of the Year Award,’ Men’s Health ‘Outdoor Award’, Gear Junkie’s ‘Gear of the Year Award,’ and Sunset Magazine’s ‘Best Outdoor Gear Innovation Award.’
“It is an honor to be recognized with the other world-class companies here in Oregon. Growth happens in the face of adversity and 2020 has been a year filled with tremendous challenges for all of us.”, said Jon deAsis, President and CEO of Benchmade. “Through countless unprecedented situations, our team of over 400 here in Oregon City have worked tirelessly to bring our passion and craftsmanship to the world. It’s truly amazing to see that recognition come back from the local industry and fuel an energetic beginning of 2021.”
Benchmade Knife Company is a premier knife manufacturing company headquartered in Oregon City, OR. Since 1987 Benchmade has focused on combining skilled craftsmanship with precision manufacturing to produce knives for the world’s most elite users. Learn more about our commitment to American Made quality and explore our collection at benchmade.com