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oregonian-logo__smallExport Global Metals Inc., tucked into an industrial corner of southwest Hillsboro, appears to be deserted. It’s not.

Until about a year ago, scrap metal and salvaged pieces from hi-tech equipment piled up near a pair of warehouses on the 10-acre property. Workers for EG Metals – as the business is normally called — busily sorted and prepared scrap for shipping, mostly to Asian markets.

But labor problems at the Port of Portland and the resulting loss of most container shipping locally has put a serious dent in EG Metals’ Hillsboro operation…
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