Benchmade Knife Company, based in Oregon City, OR, has been recognized for the fourth year in a row by the Portland Business Journal as one of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies  in the ‘Product Makers and Designers’ category along with Nike, Adidas and Columbia Sportswear.

2020 has been a year of change and growth for the company with Jon deAsis assuming the role of President & CEO, its manufacturing facilities updated to meet COVID-19 safety protocols and the brand winning design awards for the Bugout and Mini Bugout knife including Popular Science’s ‘Gear of the Year Award,’ Men’s Health ‘Outdoor Award’, Gear Junkie’s ‘Gear of the Year Award,’ and Sunset Magazine’s ‘Best Outdoor Gear Innovation Award’.

“It is an honor to be recognized with the other world-class companies here in Oregon. Growth happens in the face of adversity and 2020 has been a year filled with tremendous challenges for all of us,” said Jon deAsis, president and CEO, Benchmade. “Through countless unprecedented situations, our team of over 400 here in Oregon City have worked tirelessly to bring our passion and craftsmanship to the world. It’s truly amazing to see that recognition come back from the local industry and fuel an energetic beginning of 2021.”