Pro Weld Honored as Family Business

Pro Weld, Inc. of White City was one of four Oregon companies receiving the 2005 Excellence in Family Business Awards presented by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program Thursday night at the Portland Zoo.

Pro Weld, Inc., owned by James and Penny Oberlander, won top honors in the small business category, which includes businesses with 10 to 24 employees.

Pro Weld specializes in custom construction and technical welding. Judges chose this company because of its ability to involve family in all aspects of business; its innovative business direction; strong involvement within the community; and strong marketing plan.

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OSU Family Business Awards

CORVALLIS – A White City firm, Pro Weld, has been honored as a finalist in the 2004 Excellence in Family Business Awards, presented by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program.

In the small business category for firms with 10-20 employees, judges noted Pro Weld’s achievements in innovation, economic and community contributions and commitment.

Owned by the Oberlander family, Pro Weld includes James, Penny, Tanna and Eli Oberlander, as well as daughter and office manager Tifiny Skirvin. Pro Weld field welders travel throughout Oregon and Northern California providing a variety of standard and special process welding services. The company maintains a website at

Award winners were selected from nominations from businesses and individuals from throughout the region earlier this year. This year’s winners also include firms from Rickreall, Lincoln City, Dayton and Woodburn.

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