Composite Prototyping Center Hosting Special Event to Showcase Recent Developments,
Educational and Manufacturing Successes
The Composite Prototyping Center (CPC, Plainview, NY, www.compositepro.org), an organization dedicated to providing workforce development, prototype manufacturing and hands-on technical training in advanced composites manufacturing, is in a period of dynamic growth and developments. It is taking the opportunity to showcase its recent successes in a special event scheduled for November 14, 2018 from 10 AM to 1 PM. The luncheon event will take place at its facilities located at 121 Express Street in Plainview, NY. On the agenda will be success stories of businesses already benefiting from CPC’s technologies and resident advanced composite professionals; recognition of local school districts participating in the CPC’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses; facilities tours; and presentations on CPC’s high school STEM curriculum and Workforce Development Composite Technician Certification program.
Sharing their success stories will be CPI Aerostructures (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American: CVU), Edgewood, NY), a U.S. manufacturer of structural assemblies for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance pod systems in both the commercial aerospace and national security markets and a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, primarily the Air Force; Unique Electrical Solutions Incorporated (Stony Brook, NY), a group of companies focused on the electrification of all vocations in commercial transportation; and ThermoLift (Stony Brook, NY), developers of a natural gas-driven air conditioner and heat pump that can replace building heating, cooling and hot water systems with a single appliance called the Vuilleumier Heat Pump to achieve a 30-50% reduction in energy consumption and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Within the education sector, CPC has been working closely with the Huntington, Syosset and Bethpage, NY school districts to support their STEM programs. These school districts will be recognized at the event. There will also be a presentation by the Center’s institutional partner, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, whose curriculum for Long Island manufacturers looking to have their employees trained in advanced composite manufacturing culminates in their employees earning Workforce Development Composite Technician Certifications.
CPC Executive Director Leonard Poveromo added, “Since its inception, CPC has been demonstrating its vital role in helping manufacturers gain essential experience and training in composites and how they can be used in the products and parts they are producing. This, in turn, is helping them become more competitive and is positioning their companies for broader contract opportunities. Our workforce development and formal technician certification program is evidence that there is a whole new frontier ahead of us in advanced manufacturing for which we need skilled labor. Our direct role in the education and training area, supporting manufacturers at the workforce level, and high schools driving STEM initiatives, is bringing greater recognition to CPC at the regional, national and global levels.”
Poveromo added that CPC, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization depends on corporate sponsorship opportunities to continue its vital work. For more information visit: www.compositepro.org
The Composite Prototyping Center (CPC) has as its mission to enable all organizations to meet the needs of advanced manufacturing by providing access to essential training, workforce development, process technologies, prototype manufacturing and critical testing capabilities.
The CPC offers full prototype manufacturing, hands-on technical training from professional materials manufacturing experts, and a full array of state-of-the-art systems and equipment. Its comprehensive production line technologies are housed in a 25,000-square-foot facility, which also provides R&D support and new composite material evaluation and design optimization services. For more information, visit:www.compositepro.org