Small Scale Woolen Mill Process

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$53,200.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
37751
Agency Tracking Number:
37751
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
41501 County Road 27, Woodland, CA, 95776
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. DAVID BRADWELL
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The application covers a program of product and process improvements for a small scale woolenmill located in Woodland, CA. These improvements will be supported in their commercialapplication by a concurrent program of West Coast market research.The research team plans to create a standardized set of specification for various blends of exoticfibers, notably alpaca, llama, rabbit and mohair with local sheep's wool from local sheep breeds.This work will continue research on wool blends interrupted in 1982 when this mill equipment,formerly at the USDA Wright Institute facility in Albany, CA., was sold for private sector use.To grow effectively to sell the broader range of blends the company will undergo an ISO-9000documentation process. Based on the philosophy of the late W. Edwards Deming, the mill willembark on a process of continuous quality improvement.This process will enhance the Company's marketing image, assist in the training of newemployees, and improve the range and quality of products produced.

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