15 December 2015
15 December 2015
JEC Group has recently become a Consortium Member of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI - The Composites Institute).
JEC joins over 100 Consortium Members including important composite industry leaders in the field. IACMI, supported by the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, is committed to delivering a public-private partnership to increase domestic production capacity, grow manufacturing, and create jobs across the US composite industry. North America currently accounts for 32 percent of the global composites market, with a market share of nearly $24 billion. Two-thirds of JEC Americas exhibitors are North American-based, which JEC says underscores the remarkable evolution occurring throughout the continent. Between 2013 and 2018, North America is predicted to have an astounding 23 percent share of the composites industry’s projected growth.
“The evolution of JEC Americas has naturally led us to get closer to IACMI. In essence, JEC group and IACMI share the same goal, which is to help the composites industry grow,” explains Frédérique Mutel, President and CEO, JEC Group. “JEC Group creates platforms worldwide, custom made to local and regional needs. Strength in the US composites market led us to open a US office 3 years ago and we continue to hire local experts to follow the progress of this industry and our events. Becoming a member of IACMI- The Composites Institute is the next step in our further integration in the American composites landscape,” added Mutel.
“We are proud to be part of this important organisation that will help create synergies among American composites stakeholders,” says Nicolas Baudry, Events Director North America region. “This partnership further demonstrates to our exhibitors and attendees our commitment to the US composites industry,” added Baudry.
“We are pleased to welcome JEC Americas as an IACMI - The Composites Institute consortium member. IACMI has brought together unprecedented commitment from state governments, industry and research institutions committed to leveraging their resources and technology to develop a workforce, create jobs and increase global manufacturing competitiveness in the rapidly growing use of advanced composites,” said Dr Craig Blue, Institute CEO. “Gaining JEC Americas as a member strengthens the diversity and expertise of the entire organisation,” noted Blue.
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