Warm Springs Composite Products created fire-resistant door parts - using a mixture of earth, fiberglass and recycled newspaper - and sent them to Dubai for the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
The door parts earned the company more than $1 million and could provide a boost to Oregon's hard-hit export market.
"It was a big job that did a lot for us," [says Jacob Coochise, the central Oregon venture's global business development director]. "For us to be able to say we supplied the material for that particular project carries a lot of weight."...
In Oregon, exports declined 23 percent in 2009 to $14.9 billion due to the global recession. But the improbable international success of the door business owned by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs gives grounds for hope.
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