Redefining Space for Makers and Manufacturers

October 16, 2017 | | View Comments

Manufacturers, makers, and entrepreneurs find a welcoming new home in Southeast Portland at the newly-renovated Iron Fireman Collective.

With our city’s mass growth, there is a rising uncertainty around the future of our core innovators. We have an increased need to preserve and value space that allows for these minds to flourish. One of SE’s grandest buildings, a historic manufacturing facility, has recently been transformed to do just that – provide a home for makers, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs.

The Iron Fireman Collective is a fully-renovated facility for modern manufacturing, offering approximately 150,000 square feet of leasable space designed for industrial, creative, and large and small batch manufacturing uses.

The former home of PECO manufacturing, this workhorse of a building has a history of supporting innovation and hard work. The building has recently undergone extensive upgrades and improvements, including exposed brick, sandblasted wooden beams, expansive windows, skylights and extensive natural light, not to mention 480 volt 3-phase power, glass sectional roll-up doors and covered common docks with raised platforms.

The Iron Fireman Collective is also part of the Industrial Grange, a real estate venture from local darling and ADX/Portland Made founder, Kelley Roy. Kelley is on an ongoing quest to create a community-driven solution to the current real estate boom that includes partnerships across all industry sectors and collaborations with developers and property owners like SKB. The Industrial Grange aims to preserve and protect warehouse space in close-in neighborhoods to create a thriving maker ecosystem comprised of people, incubator spaces and shared manufacturing facilities.

The building’s rich manufacturing history, combined with the upgrades and amenities, makes it an ideal location for makers and other creative tenants, and a hub for community activity, including hosting Design Museum Mornings! The growing tenant roster includes artisanal beer makers, Ruse Brewing; robotics engineers, Automation Resources Group; and fine knitwear and yarn producers, Brooklyn Tweed.

Situated in the heart of the inner Eastside Industrial corridor and directly on the MAX Orange Line, the Iron Fireman Collective offers tenants immediate proximity to the supply chain, collaborators and distributors.


Join us for our Design Museum Mornings VR For The People on October 20th to check out the Iron Fireman Collective!