The Composites Consortium invites you to their Thursday, March 22, 2012, meeting featuring:
Winona State University's Composites Engineering Program
A tour of WSU's Composite Materials Technology Center (COMTEC)
Pursuit of Bulk-Purchasing of Composite Supplies
Next-Steps Identified from the Consortium's Feedback Session Last Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Winona State University
(10th & Huff St.)
Winona, MN 55987
Noon: Welcome & Last Meeting Updates
Overview of the Composites Consortium
Discussion of next-steps in pursing bulk-purchasing of composite supplies for cost-savings, as was mentioned at the last meeting.
Update on feedback received on Composites Consortium opportunities from the last session
12:30: Presentation by Winona State University
Winona State University will present information on changes to their composites engineering program based on feedback received from the composite companies.
1:00: Tour of the Composites Materials Technology Center (COMTEC)
This Composites Materials Technology Center is committed to creating a higher standard for the composites industry. Using WSU students, COMTEC has undertaken hundreds of projects for companies including design, analysis, materials characterization, testing, prototype manufacturing, and customized training.
WSU's Composite Engineering Program & Center
This program began in the late 1980s to meet the needs of the area's high concentration of composite companies.
Their graduates are now employed by many well-known companies nationwide.
Why Unite As an Industry
The composites industry, with its unique needs and opportunities, has the ability to unite to ensure a workforce is trained for 21st Century Manufacturing, to pursue opportunitiesfor the industry, consider joint marketing opportunities that benefit the composites industries in the region, and consider collaboration that saves money and makes all businesses more competitive.
There are many examples of businesses uniting around their common industry concerns whose union results in businesses being more competitive.
Please attend to learn more about these opportunities.
When & Where
The 7 Rivers Alliance
The 7 Rivers Alliance is a Tri-State leadership council that boosts economic growth by fostering collaboration in Southwest Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa.
We are persistent and consistent advocates for keeping communication open and developing regional networks in the Upper Mississippi Valley through regional meetings and networking events.
The 7 Rivers Alliance brings together public and private resources to forge entrepreneurial growth, and serves as a clearinghouse of vital information to enhance quality of life in the region.