Governor Kitzhaber Praises NAT

14/12/2011 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

As momentum builds for NAT in Oregon, Governor John Kitzhaber mentioned the company in his annual address at the Oregon Leadership Summit on Monday, December 12. From the speech:

“Finally, we must develop strategies to identify and replace imports from external suppliers with market-competitive, Oregon-made products – thus enhancing Oregon’s ‘cluster’ strategy by connecting cluster supply chains to Oregon-based firms and innovations.

One example is Naturally Advanced Technologies. With seed capital from Oregon’s Meriwether Group, they are unlocking the potential of sustainable biomass resources, turning flax into fibers for business giants like Hanes, Levis and Georgia Pacific. And with their recent [addition of a U.S. subsidiary in] Lake Oswego, they intend to work with Oregon farmers to plant flax in the Willamette Valley for their new organic super fiber.”

For the Governor’s full speech, visit here.

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