Web Industries expands Georgia composites operations

The carbon fiber prepreg manufacturer will invest more than $10 million to add facilities, equipment and a research and development facility.

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Carbon fiber prepreg manufacturer Web Industries (Marlborough, Mass., USA) announced on March 31 the expansion of its operations in the metro Atlanta area. The expansion, projected to create 25 high-wage engineering and technician jobs, will provide Web Industries the opportunity to service new and expanding large-scale composite aircraft programs for commercial and military use.

The company’s investment of more than $10 million includes facilities, equipment, infrastructure and a world class composites research and development center. The expansion will include more than 250,000 ft²/23,225m² of manufacturing space to support current and future needs. The location will be one of the largest facilities Web Industries occupies in North America.

Donald Romine, Web Industries president and CEO said, “Our continued expansion in the Atlanta area is in direct support of the growing needs for advanced composites used in large-scale aerospace programs. The State of Georgia is a strategic location for advanced manufacturers like Web Industries with room for growth and the qualified workforce we need to fill these new positions.”

Georgia commissioner of Economic Development Ken Stewart said, “Web Industries is a great example of what advanced manufacturing can provide a community in business development and growth. With strong capital investment and skilled job opportunities, Web Industries’ decision to remain and expand in our state says a lot about the opportunity that the Georgia business environment offers.”

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