Benchmade Earns Place Among ‘Oregon’s Most Admired Companies of 2018’ List

Benchmade takes a top place in the Product Makers & Designers Category

January 21, 2019 (Oregon City, OR) – Benchmade Knife Company, a premium knife manufacturer based in Oregon City, OR, was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies within the ‘Product Makers and Designers’ category. Other companies in the top ten alongside Benchmade included Nike, adidas and Columbia Sportswear, with Benchmade being the only knife manufacture.

“Our 400 employees put an unbelievable amount of pride into their work to build some of the world’s best and most sought after knives,” said Jon deAsis, president of Benchmade. “It’s true craftsmen workmanship that we are committed to maintaining as the company continues to grow.”

The rankings for the “Most Admired Companies” were determined by votes from CEOs throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. To generate these scores, companies were grouped into nine categories of business, along with a tenth award for votes across all industries. Following the rankings, nearly 1,000 Oregon business leaders came together in downtown Portland to recognize the top businesses across nine different categories.

Benchmade produces the highest quality knives coupling precision manufacturing with custom craftsmanship through handmade assembly. Across the knife and outdoor industry the brand is known for its lifetime warranty, outstanding customer service, and a wide variety of premium models from $150 everyday carry designs to $1,600 limited editions. The local manufacturing business model enables Benchmade to manage a thriving custom knife-making operation for enthusiasts who want to build personalized designs. The company operates out of a state-of-the-art facility with more than 144,000 square feet of manufacturing space producing products for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Benchmade has been in business since 1987, and now produces over 60 product families including popular items that have been on the market since the early 1990s.

About Benchmade

Benchmade Knife Company is a premier knife manufacturing company headquartered in Oregon City, OR. With a focus on innovation and customer needs, Benchmade takes pride in combining skilled craftsmanship with precision manufacturing to produce knives for the world’s elite.