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|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.
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