A Research & Development Powerhouse 

    Composites Coalition is a statewide initiative capitalizing on Tennessee's unique assets including Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Carbon Fiber Technology Facility, the U.S. Department of Energy's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, the headquarters for the Institute for Advanced Composites Materials Innovation (IACMI); the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's leading composites research, and several recent composites-related economic development announcements across the state. 

    Primary objectives of the Composites Coalition:



    To raise international awareness of Tennessee's composites-related assets and opportunities



    To host quarterly composites-related existing industry cluster meetings 



    To identify workforce training needs of composites companies and enhance training programs to fill those gaps, as well as raise awareness of composites career opportunities


    To aggressively target and recruit composites-related companies to locate their research, manufacturing and distribution operations to the State of Tennessee 

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    Composites Coalition