News briefs - 4/29/2008

Fiberforge to be featured on PBS program that focuses on the future of the automobile; 30- by 30-ft fiberglass covers available; Compotec Exhibition trade show announced for Oct. 29-31, 2008 in Marina di Carrara, Italy

Fiberforge (Glenwood Springs, Colo.) says it will be featured on Nova’s program entitled “Car of the Future.” The show is presented by Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the animated and entertaining hosts of National Public Radio’s “Car Talk” radio show. The show follows Tom on his quest to replace his beloved 1952 MG roadster. Tom and Ray hit the road in this program for a lighthearted but shrewd take on America’s four-wheeled future. Fiberforge is highlighted as one of the enabling technologies that will help transform the future of “automobility.” Visit for show times.

An American company reports that it has approximately 120 fiberglass covers that were used on grain barges. The covers measure about 30 by 30 feet. The barges are being taken out of service and the covers are being disposed of unless a buyer can be located. Those interested in buying the covers should e-mail Mark St. Ament at

The Compotec Exhibition for composites technologies, production and processing has been announced, to be held in Marina di Carrara, Italy, Oct. 29-31, 2008. The exhibition is targeted to users, distributors, producers, engineers, technicians and researchers working in the composites market. For further information, e-mail