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At a March 3, 2011 Senate briefing held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) members and staff presented information on composite products used for generating and transmitting energy.
The briefing was attended by representatives of key senate offices, including Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patty Murray (D-WA). Speaking for the composites industry were Brian Lacoursiere, P.Eng., Sr. VP, Sales and Engineering, Duratel; Scott Holmes, President, Utility Composite Solutions International; ACMA’s John P. Busel, Director, Composites Growth Initiative, and John Schweitzer, Senior Director, Government Affairs.
The Senate briefing was one of ACMA’s advocacy efforts aimed to grow and protect the industry by informing national policymakers about the benefits of innovative composites products and the employment and economic contributions of the industry. ACMA says that it is collaborating with the Department of Energy to demonstrate how using composites can help accomplish its mandates to harden the electric grid and utilize more “”green.””
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