Oroville, Washington, a small town located 4 miles south of the Canadian border, with a population of less than 2,000, was once a robust mining town, with over 10,000 residents.
In more recent times, the town has been hard hit by the economy, but if a group of entrepreneurs have their way—things are about to improve dramatically for the struggling town.
Oroville is poised to evolve into a template of green industry, biofuel production, and sustainability.
Tim King is owner of the canola oil-seed crushing equipment that was delivered to Oroville, starting in September. Since that time, three different trucking companies were utilized to get his equipment brought down from Canada, where he bought it for a steal–from a defunct crushing business.
The equipment has been moved from storage to the new facility in Oroville, which has 100 by 236 feet of open space. Perfect for what he wants to do, which includes getting the crushing plant operational, with the ability to crank up other staging facilities as space and time allows.
Since King and his partners have been working with local town officials, farmers, and businesses, to put in a crushing plant–interest in the oil seed crushing business has increased dramatically. He now has municipalities in Southern Idaho, Calgary, and Sacramento, who have expressed the wish to have crushing plants installed in their communities.
“The Sustainable component is very important,” said King. “The oil, seed, and meal for livestock will provide an opportunity for farmers, plant workers, and local businesses to benefit. I want to get away from the old ‘I win, you lose”, attitude that has been prevalent in our society for so long.”
King, along with businessmen Ryan Skinner and Bryon McCann has formed Carbon Cycle Investments (CCI), with the goal of working with investors to deliver sustainable solutions to numerous communities, including Oroville.
If you would like to learn more about the Sustainable Oroville and the renewable energy projects underway you can visit www.sustainbleoroville.com or www.carboncycleinvestments.com. Information can also be obtained from Ryan Skinner at 509-953-1004 or email@example.com.
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