IACMI signs MOU with Composite Prototyping Center

This agreement expands IACMI’s presence in the greater Northeast region.

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Composite Prototyping Center (CPC, Plainview, NY, US). The agreement provides the framework for collaboration in research, product development, commercialization, workforce training and STEM education. The three-year, in-kind agreement is effective immediately.

 “IACMI’s objective is to advance the cause of clean energy generation and improve the efficiency of the nation’s automotive fleet through the development of new composite technologies and processes,” said Craig Blue, CEO of IACMI. “The partnership agreement signed with CPC solidifies that initiative and advances our mission by maximizing the resources of both organizations. It also creates a satellite operation for IACMI in the greater New York area and provides a presence in the northeast corridor, which is critical to our long-term growth strategy.”

Funded by the State of New York to promote advanced composite technology usage in industry, CPC enables the reengineering of outmoded manufacturing techniques by providing access to training, technology, prototyping and testing capabilities in the area of advanced composites.

“CPC is a leading resource for composite prototype production across a number of key industry sectors,” said Leonard Poveromo, executive director of CPC. “Our Long Island manufacturing facility is equipped with state-of-the-art systems to support composite production needs. This pact marks a tremendous opportunity to join the IACMI consortium and combine our efforts in areas of mutual interest like research, employee training, STEM education and economic growth.”

U.S. Representative Steve Israel stated: “I am proud to work with the Department of Energy, IACMI- The Composites Institute, and the Composite Prototyping Center to help promote the development of highly efficient, innovative and cost-effective processes that will help American manufacturers build smarter, more durable products. This collaboration will put Long Island and New York at the forefront of bringing advanced composite materials to market and forging a clean-energy economy for hardworking American families.”