|| Print ||
|Friday, December 02, 2011|
Lake Oswego-based Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. is looking to source flax in the Willamette Valley to keep up with increasing demand for its CRAiLAR fiber.
Ken Barker, the former Adidas executive who leads Naturally Advanced, said that flax was a common crop in the Willamette Valley around the time in World War II.
"The Willamette Valley was a very prolific producer of flax," Barker said. "We want to contract with growers who could grow it as a rotation crop for grass seed."
If Naturally Advanced is successful in finding Oregon growers it would develop a processing facility here to augment its current manufacturing operations in South Carolina.
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.
|10 Innovators in Rural Health|
|The Private 150: From Strength to Strength|
|Flattery with Numbers|
|Downtime with Debra Ringold|
|Farm in a Box|
|Preserving the Legacy|
|Portland fireworks hotline overloaded by call volume|
|Rolling Stone magazine sued by UVA frat brothers|
|'Kayaktivists' hang from St. Johns Bridge to protest Shell Oil ship|
|Legal pot sales to start Oct. 1 in Oregon|
|Best Buy will sell Apple Watch, is hoping it boosts sales|
|Biologist estimates 80% of sockeye population could die due to hot water|
|Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500K Dodge Ram trucks|
One of the many reasons why businesses fail is due to the lack of attention to analytics. Sure, you can go on running your business, but mastering the science of analytics will translate into a business advantage. But what exactly are analytics and why are they so important?
Court experience helps legal firm anticipate potential problems for clients and prevent expensive litigation.
When Garmin AT needed to consolidate operations for its 550 employees, it scanned its entire corporate map for possible sites.
Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) and the College of Business at Oregon State University is offering “Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage”, a two-day intensive workshop.
34 spots for food, 17 places to sip, and 7 sites to choose a brew beckon visitors.
A look back at the shifting sands of Portland’s growth and development.