14 June 2011
14 June 2011
Composite Technology Investors (CTI) has recently completed the purchase of the assets of Utility Composite Solutions (UCSI).
CTI has established a new wholly-owned subsidiary company, UCSI, and an affiliated subsidiary, Utility Composites Canada, to conduct the composite utility pole business in the US and Canada, respectively.
The UCSI corporate headquarters, as well as its manufacturing facility will be moved from Eastern Pennsylvania to Dayton, Ohio, where they will be co-located with Vector Composites (VCI), another CTI company. VCI has a 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Dayton, Ohio, which is fully equipped for composite parts production with ISO 9001 and AS9100 certification for aerospace production, and which will support the UCSI composite utility pole manufacturing business. UCSI will maintain an engineering and sales branch office in Wayne, Pennsylvania, to support its East Coast customers.
Lyle Dunbar, CEO of CTI and UCSI, stated “This acquisition is a key step in the CTI strategic plan to expand our investments in composite products manufacturing. The move of the UCSI manufacturing facility to Dayton will immediately increase the manufacturing capabilities of UCSI through collocation with our Vector Composites manufacturing facility. This will allow UCSI to better serve its customers in the US and Canada and rapidly expand to meet the anticipated increase in demand for the composite utility pole products.”
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype, manufactured by CRP Technology via laser sintering (LS) technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.