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    Cleantech support, manufacturing expertise, and a unique entrepreneurial vision unite to reduce waste in apparel industry.

    Cleantech support, manufacturing expertise, and a unique entrepreneurial vision team up to repair, resell, and up-cycle returned brand-name clothing PORTLAND, Ore. – When damaged or defective clothing is returned to manufacturers, it is usually sent to a landfill, incinerated or occasionally donated to a cause. If a zipper or snap doesn't function, a seam is blown out or a button's missing, the article often winds up as part of the 14 million...

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  • Winners of NW Energy XP Prize Announced

    Feb 16, 2016

    Sponsored by the BPA and PGE, the Prize awards $250,000 to top engineering students at OSU, PSU, Oregon Tech, and WSU to innovate solutions to real-world challenges facing power utilities.

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  • Cutting Concrete Use at Wind Farms by 75%

    Feb 11, 2016

    An Oregon BEST Co. has a developed a foundation system for wind turbine towers that slashes the amount of concrete needed, reduces CO2, speeds wind farm construction, and lowers overall costs.

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  • Oregon's cleantech startups have hit their stride — here's why you should care

    Dec 24, 2015

    Oregon's cleantech companies are making big strides, writes David Kenney.

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  • Helping Build Community Resilience

    Dec 21, 2015

    We're proud to contribute to a $295,000 Oregon Dept. of Energy grant to EWEB for a pilot project aimed at improving community resiliency though energy storage and “microgrid” technology.

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  • A New Formaldehyde-Free Wood Adhesive

    Nov 17, 2015

    Oregon startup developing formaldehyde-free adhesive aimed at particleboard manufacturers and advanced wood products industry.

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  • New Cleanweb Tool for Buying Clubs Saves Fuel

    Nov 05, 2015

    Oregon BEST helps a cleanweb startup develop software that assists buying clubs and farmers while saving transportation costs and reducing waste.

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  • Oregon BEST Companies Win Mfg. Awards

    Nov 02, 2015

    Three Oregon BEST Companies - DR Johnson, Indow, and Energy Storage Systems - win Oregon Manufacturing Awards!

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  • New Technology Could Save Millions

    Oct 28, 2015

    An Oregon BEST investment in a new furnace monitoring technology could spell big savings for specialty metals manufacturers.

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  • Helping Timber Communities in OR and WA

    Oct 15, 2015

    Oregon BEST and partners receive federal grant to conduct an interstate study of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in rural communities.

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  • A National First: Cross-Laminated Timber

    Sep 10, 2015

    D.R. Johnson, an Oregon BEST Company, is now the nation's first producer of structural cross-laminated timber (CLT), massive engineered wood panels that could help NW timber towns. A $200K design...

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