U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) recently visited the Clackamas, Oregon foundry of ConMet, a provider of transformative technologies for commercial trucks and trailers. Dan Mahr, Labor Liaison and Regional Representative for Clackamas County in the Office of Senator Jeff Merkley, was also in attendance.
While visiting ConMet, Senator Merkley first received a full tour of the foundry, where more than four million aluminum die-cast components are produced each year, and according to the company, the tour included an exploration of facility processes such as water and aluminum recycling that ConMet practices to improve plant efficiency. The senator was also given an overview of ConMet’s strong partnership with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), representing the dedicated workforce at the Clackamas foundry.
The senator was also introduced to the nMotion TR 160-45 from ConMet eMobility. According to the company, this reefer trailer system generates energy when the vehicle is in motion using PreSet Plus eHub technology, an in-wheel electric motor. The system can power an electric TRU or store energy in the system’s battery for future use, significantly reducing overall vehicle fuel consumption and emissions. The nMotion TR 160-45 helps decarbonize refrigerated transport, resulting in cleaner air and improved quality of life for local communities, and the company notes that it helps to create a more reliable and sustainable cold chain, maintaining the integrity and safe delivery of food, medical goods, and other critical needs.