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Company turns extra wool into home insulation

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Friday, April 06, 2012

Brownsville farmers Joel and Kay Pynch teamed up with Margaret Magruder of  Clatskanie to use extra wool as home insulation.

“We take wool that would otherwise end up in a landfill and turn it into home insulation,” said Joel Pynch, who has been farming sheep, cattle and crops for more than 40 years.
Oregon Shepherd Natural Wool Insulation is in its third year of producing the long-lasting product that the Pynches believe will be the way of the future.
“It is a very green product, and that appeals to a lot of homeowners,” Joel Pynch said.
Oregon Shepherd’s 20,000-square-foot plant in Rainier processes wool that farmers or industries such as Pendleton Woolen Mills don’t use.

Read more at The Register Guard.

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