Man and Machine

Whether for logging and manufacturing today, or dredging for gold in the past, many Oregonian's have had jobs operating machinery. Today we're sharing a few photos celebrating this hard work.

Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland, OR for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part. Photo by Sean Bowie

Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland, OR for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part. Photo by Sean Bowie

At JELD-WEN in Klamath Falls. Photo by Pat Burk

At JELD-WEN in Klamath Falls. Photo by Pat Burk

Inside the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge it took a crew of three to operate the massive machinery. The historic dredge is preserved by the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area. Photo by Lynn Murrey

Inside the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge it took a crew of three to operate the massive machinery. The historic dredge is preserved by the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area. Photo by Lynn Murrey