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Composites Consortium: Winona State University's Composite Lab & Curriculum

The 7 Rivers Alliance

Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

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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

March 22, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Winona State University
Kryzsko Commons
(10th & Huff St.)
Winona, MN  55987


Agenda (Tentative)

Registration, Lunch & Networking

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.


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WSU's Composite Engineering Program & Center

To develop creative minds and innovation in the field of composite materials through education, applied research, and scholarly pursuits in collaboration with the composites industry and community.

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.


Have questions about Composites Consortium: Winona State University's Composite Lab & Curriculum? Contact The 7 Rivers Alliance
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When & Where

Winona State University, Kryzsko Commons
Huff & Howard Street
Winona, MN 55987

Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

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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.

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