The Portland-Vancouver region's expansive metals industry needs to prepare quickly for the disruptive technological change that 3-D printing technology is ...
(Ted S. Warren/AP)
April 6, 2013
DuPont Fire Chief Greg Hull stands near a fire engine March 20 in the fire department garage. Hull received a substantial pay raise from Lakewood Fire District No. 2 just before he retired, which increased his annual pension — paid from a state-run fund, not directly by the fire district — to $184,000. Because DuPont hired him as a contractor, those retirement payments flow in along with his current pay, meaning he draws more than $300,000 per year.