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Introduction by Danny Norman, UT CIS Advanced Manufacturing Consultant
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in Knoxville announced a new effort to prove the use of low-cost composite bridges. It would be great to see this effort create jobs and more bridges in many rural areas in Tennessee.
As stated in the article, Structural Composites in Melbourne, Florida is looking for partners near where bridge installations will occur. Communities that are having trouble recruiting manufacturing companies can use this to create their own industrial start up. Using this approach is a great opportunity for companies that need infrastructure too. Grant proposals that utilize advanced materials positions communities for special funding to help pay for much needed infrastructure.
Read the article HERE.