On one side are organized labor and the governor's office; on the other side, Klamath Falls Republican State Representative Steve Harper and the millionaire who helped put him in office - Richard L. At issue is House Bill , which Harper introduced in March. On the surface, the bill has mostly to do with the composition of a board which will decide how the state complies with a new federal law, the Workforce Investment Act of That act gives states until July 1, to set up "one-stop centers" to handle applications for social welfare benefits including unemployment, injured worker retraining, and food stamps. Harper's bill would scrap an existing board which has been working on compliance, and replace it with a board that has stricter business control and less labor involvement.
Wendt, who died in Portland Saturday at 79, overcame shyness to make his company a household name, lived frugally despite immense wealth and gave millions to conservative and community causes. He harbored a dream of full national employment, quietly assembling a network of temp agencies that hired tens of thousands. The Klamath Falls resident died at OHSU Hospital of complications after a stroke, a company official said -- two months before the 50th anniversary celebrations planned for Jeld-Wen. He was very conservative," said longtime friend Bill Early, a retired Jeld-Wen senior vice president and board member. Wendt liked it that way. He drove an old Jeep Cherokee and hiked in torn Hush Puppies for years before friends bought him hiking boots.
Founded in with 15 employees, Jeld-Wen, Inc. Its products include interior and exterior doors, garage doors, door frames, moldings, windows, and patio doors. Jeld-Wen also has interests in specialty wood products, real estate, and marketing communications.
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