Grab on Grips
In 1973, Grab On was the first company to make foam grips. To do this, they developed a new process for rapid grinding of extruded foam rubber. The first grips were made for ten-speed bicycles. Next came motorcycle grips, and eventually industrial grips for the OEM market. Today they make thousands of custom grips out of high-density foam that lasts. Based in Walla Walla, Washington.

Universal Matter
Universal Matter has developed cleaner, faster, and less expensive technology to commercialize graphene, a carbon-based nanomaterial with multiple applications. Their proprietary Flash Joule Heating process can convert inexpensive carbon sources into ultra-thin graphene layers with an almost unlimited number of applications.

Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, with U.S. headquarters in Houston, Universal Matter’s vision is to build on its strong R&D foundation to scale its production process and become the world’s leading supplier of lower cost and higher quality graphene materials from petcoke, agricultural feedstocks, recycled plastic, recycled rubber and coal.

Willamette Falls Paper Company
CVC purchased the business, formerly known as the West Linn Paper Company, in 2019 with plans to reopen it, nearly two years after it closed. Located in West Linn, Oregon.
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