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Bellwether Materials

Award-winning Bellwether Materials manufactures and sells green building insulation made from an agricultural by-product.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Construction
  • Location Portland, OR, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2010
  • Employees 2
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Award-winning Bellwether Materials manufactures and distributes green building insulation for the commercial and residential US construction markets made from the wool of 5M American sheep. Our insulation is safe for people, animals and the environment at every stage of its manufacture, use, and final disposal. Our product is ready and we expect to grow quickly.


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    Priscilla Burgess

    As a results-driven executive, Priscilla Burgess has turned around major projects by identifying barriers to success, then managed, designed and implemented practical, cost-effective solutions. For Bellwether Materials, using frugal innovation techniques, she developed an elegantly simple product and a distributed manufacturing model that supports the US wool and construction industries. She has a BA from SFSU and an AM from Stanford

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    Robert Padula
    Wool Buyer

    Rancher Robert Padula has worked on issues relating to wool quality improvement, raw wool marketing, and wool production both in the US and abroad for over 25 years. He helped design and implement nationally recognized Wool Quality Improvement programs in the US and has taught in several universities. He has a BS in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Animal Science from Montana State University.

Previous Investors

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    California wool Commission
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    Private individualPriscilla Burgess, Brent Burgess, and Allan Phillips
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    Private individual