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Iris Industries LLC

Design & manufacturing of sustainable composites for architectural, automotive & consumer markets. Made from recycled & bio-based materials.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2013
  • Employees 0
  • Website

Company Summary

Iris Industries manufactures high value products for multiple markets from low value waste materials. Specializing in the development and commercialization of sustainable composites using renewable bio-based resin with agricultural residue, recycled and reclaimed materials. We create beautiful, durable, cost effective materials from available waste streams. We have a potent blend of proprietary processes with an experienced management team.


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    Jen A Carlson

    Jen Carlson is a LEED AP with over a decade experience in green building. She is the founder of pioneering green builiding supplier, Straw Sticks & Bricks , one of the first in the country. Jen has worked in bringing new green products to market in both residential and commercial sales. She was a founding member of Milestone Inspired Composites.

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    Mark Hansen

    Mark brings over 25 years of building materials manufacturing operations experience, founder and creator of Thunderstone cast architectural stone. He took the business from his garage to over $2.5 million in annual sales. Previously he served as production manager at Yankee Hill Brick Co.

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    Josh B Shear

    Josh developed a method of taking locally recycled glass and turning it into beautiful architectural surfaces and founded Milestone Local Surfaces. From 2008-2013 he built this driveway operation to a full scale manufacturing facility with 50% yearly revenue increases. His unique understanding of process engineering and this market has lead him to develop ever more innovative materials and increasingly efficient production methods.


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    Bart Dillashaw
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    Matt Westenberg