Meridian recently hired SMC industry veteran David Hearn to lead the project initiative. Hearn's career spans more than 30 years serving in several key technical and senior leadership roles with Ashland Chemical Co. and Core Molding Technologies. Richard E. Newsted, Meridian's president and CEO, said, "Our investment in SMC production capability is another leading step to support the growing need for mass reduction in our customers' products and will provide a domestic source of high quality SMC for our heavy truck, consumer and industrial products and OEM customers located in Mexico. This facility will complement our existing SMC capacity located at our world-class facility in Grabill, Ind."
Editor PickStrata, Reliance form partnership to advance aerospace composites
The partnership will look at opportunities in the production of carbon fiber aerostructures, prepegs as well as 3D printing of aerospace components and airframe panels.