Distributor Pacific Coast Composites (Lakewood, Wash.) will debut at CAMX a new corporate identity. The rebrand reflects the company’s growth outside of aerospace. “When we launched the company back in 2001, we were distributing composite materials primarily to the aerospace industry,” says company president Kevin Fochtman. “Over the last several years we have developed new markets in sports and leisure, marine, automotive and wind energy. We are particularly proud of our efforts into career and technical education (CTE). We launched a sister company Advanced Composite Education Services (ACES) in 2012 to supply and support high schools, technical colleges and university programs with equipment and materials.”
Editor PickPlant tour: Aeris Energy, Caucaia, Brazil
In Northeast Brazil, wind blade manufacturer Aeris Energy is laser-focused on serving the domestic energy market, but it's poised to expand to serve the entire world. In the process, it has developed operations and a workforce that makes it a standout in the region.