Oregon is a coastal U.S. state in the Pacific Northwest known for its diverse landscape of forests, mountains, farms and beaches. The city of Portland is famed for its quirky, avant-garde culture and is home to iconic coffee shops, boutiques, farm-to-table restaurants and microbreweries. Highlights include the Native American art in the Portland Art Museum, the Japanese Garden and the Lan Su Chinese Garden.
State Capital: Salem.
Oregon state joined the union on 14th February 1859. Oregon borders Idaho to the east which more than half of that border is formed by the Snake River and Hells Canyon. To the North of Oregon lies Washington state where Oregon receives its water from the Columbia's River. To the south of Oregon lies California and Nevada where deserts and mountains reside. On the west side of Oregon is the Pacific Ocean which helps moderate the climatee of Oregon's western region. The state capital of Oregon is Salem which is located in the northwestern part of the state. The name Oregon is believed to be of Native origins.
An amazing diversity of landscape of rain forests, fertile valleys and mountains can be found in Oregon. The climate in Oregon ranges from the harsh eastern deserts to the natural arid west. Countless combinations of Plateaus, plains, mountains and valleys of varying geologic ages and material can be found.
The forested mountains in the northeastern and western region of Oregon have powered much of Oregon's economy. Many forest plants contribute a large portion of Oregon's lumber, plywood, pulp, hardboard and paper. Due to Oregon's rich reserves of forests, Oregon is among the top states in the US for the production of wood products.
In Oregon, the Columbia River system's development had been multi-purpose and it generates large quantities of electricity, water for industrial and agricultural purposes, shipping and even recreation.
The Main Cities in Oregon
Below are the largest cities in the state of Oregon and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Portland - 583,776
2. Eugene - 156,185
3. Salem - 154,637
4. Gresham - 105,594
5. Hillsboro - 91,611
6. Beaverton - 89,803
7. Bend - 76,639
8. Medford - 74,907
9. Springfield - 59,403
10. Corvallis - 54,462
Famous Landmarks in Oregon
Below are some of Oregon’s most visited landmarks:
-Aptly named, Crater Lake was formed when the caldera of the Mount Mazama volcano collapsed. At 1,943 feet in depth it is the deepest lake in America. Since it doesn't feed any rivers, fish were added later, and the water replaces itself thanks to rainfall and snow.
Tallest Buildings in Oregon
Below are the tallest buildings in Oregon:
-Completed in 1972, Wells Fargo Center is a 40 story, 546 foot tall building in Portland that claims the state’s tallest building status. The regional headquarters for Wells Fargo, the lobby is home to an authentic 1870 stagecoach that is a part of the bank’s history.
1. Wells Fargo Centre (40 stories;546 feet)
2. U.S. Bancorp Tower (42 stories; 536 feet)
3. Park Avenue West (30 stories; 515 feet)
4. KOIN Centre (31 stories; 509 feet)
5. PacWest Center (30 stories; 418 feet)
6. Fox Tower (27 stories; 372 feet)
7. Standard Insurance Centre (27 stories; 367 feet)
8. Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (18 stories; 361 feet)
9. Cosmopolitan on the Park (28 stories; 340 feet)
10. The John Ross Tower (32 stories; 325 feet)
The majesty of natural stone is perhaps best expressed by the magnificence of the stone castles of England. Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, we wondered if the material could be used to make functional and beautiful grates.
With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and colour, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.
Why Choose Jonite Stone (reinforced) Channel Grates (Trench Grates)?
Our channel driveway drain grates are created from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers, Jonite architectural grates provide a finish which is both luxurious and natural to the touch.
The unique material properties of Jonite driveway drain grating products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Rough and natural matte surface enables tremendous slip resistance which are tested by international classifications. This provides a much-needed and unparalleled safety feature for schools and hospitals.
As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.
High Mechanical Properties
Jonite stone products have high mechanical properties such as high flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, low water absorption & low heat absorption. These impressive stats add to the overall quality and longevity of its products.
Jonite is available in a wide range of standard colors. More specialised colors are possible with unlimited color customization which allows Jonite to be calibrated to almost any hue or shade desired.
Reinforced with specially treated steel frames, the strength of Jonite grates are world acclaimed. Having coined the word 'stone(reinforced)' for the last two decades, Jonite gratings are compliant to international load standards.
Conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings are highly susceptible to theft due to rising scrap value worldwide. Jonite hardscape products however, do not pose any value for scrap due to their stone material integrity.