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Our People

Orenco CompositesTM is a division of Orenco Systems®, Inc. The company was founded in 1981 by Hal Ball and Terry Bounds in response to widespread failures in Oregon’s onsite wastewater systems. Since then, we’ve diversified into related projects like fiber-reinforced composite products -Orenco Composites- and electrical control panels - Orenco Controls.

Over the past decades, the next generation of both families have joined the company: Eric Ball, Composites Division; Jeff Ball, Water Division; Angela Bounds-Antonio, Marketing & Communications; Tristian Bounds, Research & Development. Our staff has also grown significantly since our beginnings, to nearly 400 employees.

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Our Products

Orenco Composites uses filament winding and two types of closed-molding processes — resin transfer molding (RTM) and vacuum infusion — to produce fiber-reinforced plastic (“fiberglass”) composite parts. We’ve taken the fiberglass technology developed for our wastewater markets and created high-quality shelters, basins, tanks, enclosures, and InfraCore® composite bridges for telecommunications, utilities, railroad, aviation, food, and many more industries. We also offer design, development, and manufacturing for custom OEM products.

Our Company

Our headquarters is in beautiful Douglas County, Oregon. We’ve been manufacturing strong, water-resistant fiberglass products for more than 30 years and the company’s engineers are nationally recognized experts in the fields of fiberglass product development and manufacturing. Research, product development, and sales support are handled out of our 26-acre (10.5-hectare) facility in Sutherlin, Oregon. Our three state-of-the-art production facilities include nearly 400,000 ft2 (37,000+ m2) of manufacturing space.

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Orenco Composites Milestones


Exclusive USA licensee for InfraCore FRP bridges 


Development of RIM (Reaction Injection Molding) facility to produce DCPD parts


Launch of filament wound FRP basins and wetwells


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Launch of vacuum-infused one-piece FRP buildings


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Launch of vacuum-infused rectangular FRP tanks


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Development of robotic preforming system


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Launch of patented RTM wastewater tanks


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Development of automated, PLC-controlled RTM work cells


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RTM facility grows with larger and more sophisticated parts and equipment


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In the beginning ... RTM manufacturing facility started with Introduction of small FRP covers