CANBY, Ore. (KOIN) -- T-Line Design in Canby loves the University of Oregon -- 10% of their revenue comes from designing and making U-O apparel.
Shirts made in Canby and sold to retailers generate revenue for U-O. T-Line makes money making shirts, and the university gets a fat royalty check -- more than $28,000 in 2012 from T-Line alone.
Last week, T-Line and more than 100 other small Oregon apparel makers were told by U-O they were essentially done doing business together.
The university said it is mor efficient and profitable to give its apparel business to just a couple big global apparell makers.
That didn't sit well with Bill Kennemer, a Republican representative from Canby. On Friday, he went to the floor of the Oregon House and said U-0 is thinking more about itself than the hundreds of businesses who help make the apparel.
"This is something I think wee need to reconsider. It's also about Oregon. Our economy is fragile right at this moment. Times are tough. This is not the time to be damaging our small businesses," he said.
Other state lawmakers could take up the issue as soon as next week.
Beyond losing 10% of their business, T-Line Design might also lose two to four employees without the business from U-O.
"Maybe the University of Oregon makes money but Oregon gets hurt," Kennemer said. "For crying out loud that's not the way it seems like we should do business in Oregon."
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