Profile Composites expanding to Washington

Profile's new facility in Bremerton, Wash., will employ 200 people and features partnership with A&P Technology.

Profile Composites Inc. (Sidney, British Columbia, Canada), a developer and manufacturer of lightweight composite products, is planning to open a training, manufacturing and R&D facility in the port city of Bremerton, Wash. Lease negotiations are still pending, but company president and founder Geoff Wood made the announcement at a Kitsap Economic Development Alliance event. He said Profile Composites is expanding to Bremerton to be closer to other composites businesses and to be closer to the Bremerton office of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, with which Profile Composites works. Profile Composites will take up 13,000 ft2/1,208m2 of space in Building 1 at Bremerton’s Olympic View Business Park. At the new site, veterans and people with disabilities will fabricate foldable wheelchairs and crutches. The new facility could create 200 jobs in the next five years. According to the report, Wood expects investment in the project to be around $10.4 million (USD) in five years. Partnering with Profile Composites will be A&P Technology (Cincinnati, Ohio), which will supply composite materials and help with design. The company is considering the option to shift a portion of its aerospace R&D and production business to Bremerton.