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Part of what makes CRSA unique is our members.  Most shippers' associations service a group with similar commodities; however, our members' businesses are quite different from each other.  We appreciate our members and are happy to spotlight them below.  You are encouraged to contact them or visit their websites.


A-Boy Electric & Plumbing
Founded by John Dolan in 1960, A-Boy Supply Company first sold plumbing fixtures, electrical supplies and appliances from a former grocery store in S.E. Portland. Lighting products and supplies were added later. Business grew slowly but steadily. Our company has grown from a small retailer of plumbing and electrical products to a seven store hardware and home center chain serving the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area and the world via the Internet. We carry a broad range of quality plumbing fixtures, consoles, tubs, sinks, faucets and water heaters. Electrical supplies from light fixtures, service panels and breakers to portable and built-in heaters are available. Through buying direct from major vendors, we're able cut costs and save our customer's money. Our new point-of-sale system helps us provide a better in-stock availability of products and our excellent service means friendly help for all.  We at A-Boy work hard to earn our customer's loyalty everyday. You need more than quality products and low prices to earn customer trust... knowledgeable, helpful people make the real difference.


Dolan Designs

At Dolan Designs we have been dedicated to designing and producing our own unique lighting fixtures and updated interpretations of traditional styles since 1993. What you will find in each and every one of Dolan Designs’ products is an attention to detail that you expect to find only in the most expensive collections.  The reason for this constant dedication is very simple; Patrick Dolan is involved in every step of every product from conception to manufacture.



Columbia Sportswear


Founded in 1938, Columbia Sportswear Company has grown from a small family run hat distributor to become one of the world's largest outerwear brands and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States. Columbia's extensive product offering now includes a wide variety of outerwear, sportswear, rainwear, rugged footwear, sporting goods, and accessories.  Developing innovative products that are functional yet stylish and offer great value is what we do.  In 1998 the company went public, and Columbia moved into a new era as a world leader in the active outdoor apparel industry.  Today, Columbia Sportswear employs more than 1,800 people around the world and distributes and sells products in more than 50 countries and to over 12,000 retailers internationally. You'll find our flagship store in downtown Portland, Oregon. We also have seven outlet stores:  two in Portland; and one each in Bend, Oregon; Lincoln City, Oregon; Birch Run, Michigan; Medford, Minnesota; and Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Grand & Benedicts

For over a half-century, Grand & Benedicts has been meeting the fixture needs of a variety of companies ranging from small family owned businesses up to large, publicly traded Fortune 500 companies. We are dedicated to providing high quality store fixtures at the best prices available, all while meeting the important delivery needs of our customers.  With over 30 well-trained sales representatives and customer service coordinators, Grand & Benedicts prides itself on having excellent customer service at all of our facilities. Grand & Benedicts is well-known for having the largest and most expansive inventory of store fixtures at a single source. We manufacture store fixtures and display components constructed of wire, tubular steel, acrylic, wood and glass. Many items we manufacture are designated as our Signature Series Collection. The Signature series name designates our highest quality at the lowest price.


Port of Portland
The Port of Portland is a founding member of the CRSA.  The Port of Portland Terminal 6 serves as our area's container terminal.  Terminal 6 is also the region’s barging connection from inland producers to Pacific Rim markets and beyond. Container barging connects Terminal 6 to four shallow-draft upriver ports on the Columbia/Snake river system: Boardman and Umatilla, Oregon; Pasco, Washington; and Lewiston, Idaho, which is the country's farthest inland port at 465 miles (744 kilometers) from the Pacific Ocean.  In addition, Ocean carriers and intermodal companies save on total transportation costs by taking advantage of Portland's transportation infrastructure.  Portland is a cost-effective point of entry that offers reduced transit times to inland destinations compared to other West Coast ports.  The Port also has a long history of reaching out and involving the community in development projects.


Richardson Sports, Inc.

For 30 years, we’ve been building a brand and reputation that stands for quality, service and integrity. Our caps are designed for competitive athletes, casual lifestyles and outdoor adventure. Everything we do focuses on making our products better and easier for you to sell.  But it’s our team of people and their attitude that really defines who we are, people who care about quality and take pride in delivering our products and services with a smile.  Our commitment to exceptional products continues with cap embroidery that sets the industry standard for quality. There is a difference in our approach to embroidery and we've defined it with a dimension that is only achieved through experience, creativity and strict attention to detail.  It's another way we distinguish a Richardson cap from the rest. Richardson caps are distributed nationally and internationally only through qualified dealers and distributors.


SEH America


SEH America Inc., located in Vancouver Washington, together with its parent company Shin-Etsu Handotai, Ltd, and affiliates in Europe, Malaysia and Taiwan combine to form the world’s largest silicon wafer supplier. Together our company delivers a full spectrum of silicon product solutions. Silicon wafers provide the foundation for semiconductors and other electronic devices, and our first-class team of sales representatives, technical service engineers and customer service representatives bring this technology to you.  SEH is a high-volume supplier of ultra-pure silicon wafers, providing a wide product line to various semiconductor markets. SEH is committed to a process for continuous improvement in quality through the ISO 9000 and ISO/TS16949 standards, environmental awareness though the ISO 14000 standard, health and safety, and customer service. SEH strives to maintain flexible manufacturing processes and provide on-time delivery to its customers. In addition to the standard CZ, PW, EPI, and FZ products, SEH pursues a program of Research and Development into emerging technologies.  Supplying our customers with quality products is our goal. We have been consistently recognized by our customers as a leader in the silicon industry. 



VISCO, Inc., an Oregon Corporation since 1947, has designed and produced fine ornamental outdoor lighting equipment for many years with installations nationwide and abroad.  We pride ourselves on the cosmetic and structural excellence of our poles, ornamental iron castings, and illumination packages.  We are a family owned business with our headquarters located in Eugene, Oregon.  We have knowledgable lighting representatives strategically located throughout the United States and Canada to assist you in designing and implementing your lighting project to its completion.  VISCO offers a wide range of ornamental street lights, decorative traffic signal poles and bollards.  We have over 80 different styles of cast iron and steel ornamental streetlights, traffic signal poles, bollards, and other streetscape equipment. VISCO offers fluted or smooth tapered poles to accommodate your needs up to 40 feet. Matching traffic signals with single or double arms are available up to 60 feet in length. Dress your custom light pole up with a flower basket, banner arms, or flag holder. Add a duplex receptacle, photo control, or sign bracket. Whatever you desire,   VISCO can meet your needs.  Each and every street light pole is unique and made to your design specifications.

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