Posts tagged ‘farming flax’
While many of you out there may see this type of activity on your local fields fairly regularly, trust us, it’s not flax that is being baled up. The CRAiLAR team is happy to see our flax which was harvested a few short weeks ago, get baled up, sorted and prepared to be picked up for delivery to our Pamplico facility. While the baling is taken care of with some very large machinery and talented operators, the logistics of getting the bales lined up, placed on the flatbeds, tied down and delivered is no small feat. Thanks to everyone for all your continued effort!
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.