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Product Innovation Case Study: Building Envelope Innovations LLC

Tom Schneider is a chemist with insight about a major challenge for buildings in the northwest: Keeping moisture out. In addition to being a chemist, Tom is also the co-owner of Clackamas-based Building Envelope Innovations, LLC. He’s responsible for the development and commercialization of a product called “Fast Flash” that’s unique in the way it helps protect buildings from moisture.The problem with moisture is that once it gets inside a building’s walls, it doesn’t readily evaporate. Since it can’t escape, the moisture rots the wood and other materials. Repairing this type of damage to buildings is very expensive. About a ...

Product Innovation Case Study: Columbia Forest Products

Columbia Forest Products is a privately held wood products company that until recently was based in Oregon for the past 50 years. It is now headquartered in Greensboro, NC, with operations throughout North America. As one of America’s largest employee-owned corporations with more than 2500 employees and 11 manufacturing operations, Columbia is North America’s largest manufacturer of decorative hardwood plywood and veneer, used primarily in cabinets and furniture.Formaldehyde-based adhesives have been used in decorative hardwood plywood manufacturing for decades. As an employee-owned company with a history of environmental stewardship, Columbia ...