Salem Forklift Parts - Salem is the capital of Oregon State, a U.S. state on the Pacific coastline. The city lies within the Willamette Valley and is bisected by the Willamette River. It serves as the county seat of Marion County. Salem is in both Polk and Marion counties, with the river functioning as the boundary between counties. The city of Salem is a mid-sized city - with 154,637 residents, it is the third biggest within the state of Oregon after Eugen and Portland.
The city of Salem is the main city within the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area. This area serves over 395,000 inhabitants. The bigger city of Portland is less than an hour away.
Within a decade after its founding during 1842, the city of Salem was named the capital of the Oregon Territory, usurping Oregon City for that title. Several years later, Salem was replaced for almost a year as capital by the neighboring city of Corvallis, before being restored once more to its former status. Salem was incorporated as a city during the year 1857, making it one of Oregon's oldest communities. The area's original name was Chemeketa, a Native American word meaning "meeting or resting place".
The second and original capital building in the city both were destroyed by fires. One of the capital buildings was fashioned like the U.S. Capitol building and had a dome roof made of copper. The current Oregon State Capitol building was constructed during 1938. Its capital dome is surmounted by a gold-plated pioneer statue, known as the Oregon Pioneer.
Salem consists of many Educational Institutions, such as Willamette University, Corban University, Chemawa Indian School, Oregon School for the deaf and Chemeketa Community College. The largest public employer of Salem is the State of Oregon. Salem Hospital is the biggest private employer with practically 3,000 employees.
As a main agricultural food processing center, Salem serves as a focal point for the neighboring farming communities. Correctional facilities provide a large number of jobs. Along with being the home of Oregon State Penitentiary, the only maximum security facility in Oregon, Salem City has four state correctional facilities and the headquarters of the Oregon Department of Corrections.
Companies that operate within the city of Salem include the T-Mobile Calling Center, GE Security, NORPAC Foods, Inc., Wells Fargo Customer Contact Center, Sanyo and Roth's Family Market. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde run the Spirit Mountain Casino west of Salem City.