Composites One, alongside Closed Mold Alliance and Magnum Venus Products, officially announced their 2017 educational workshop schedule with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
“The workshops focusing on advanced processes and materials that we led with IACMI and Magnum Venus Products this year attracted hundreds of composites professionals,” said Composites One President and COO Leon Garoufalis. “We hope to build upon this success in 2017 by attracting an even wider audience to four more schools – some in new locations as well.”
Composites One is a leading distributor of composite materials, serving customers from more than 35 locations in North America. The company offers a variety of value-add services that include an advanced composites’ team, closed-mold technologies, and technical applications reviews.
Dr. Craig Blue, CEO of IACMI, also commented: “As part of IACMI-The Composite Institute’s commitment to The Department of Energy, industry partners, and state partners supporting our organization, workforce training initiatives are prioritized to meet the needs resulting from the anticipated growth of the advanced composites industry.”
IACMI is a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state, and local governments working together to benefit the nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and co-investing to accelerate development and commercial deployment of advanced composites.
The training locations and dates for 2017 include:
- Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN – February 23-24 – New Location!
- NREL/IACMI Wind Technology Facility, Boulder, CO – April 18-19
- IACMI Vehicle Scale Up Facility at Corktown, Detroit, MI – May 16-17 – New Location!
- IACMI Modeling & Simulation Facility at Purdue University’s Indiana Manufacturing Institute, West Lafayette, IN – November 7-8
“Though our partnership with Composites One, 140 organizations representing over 30 states have experienced innovative hands-on training thus far in 2016,” added Blue. “The opportunities for attendees to learn best practices in composites manufacturing and connect with industry peers through these workshops has been very well received. We are pleased to announce continued partnership with Composites One in 2017 that will include additional training sessions in four of IACMI’s partner states, Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana, and Colorado.”