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NEWS 17 Abaris Training to Relocate many IACMI members. Abaris' proximity to the CPC will increase the opportunity for hands-on learning experiences and workforce development initiatives." Abaris will be setting up at CPC in June, with its first course, the five-day "Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication & Damage Repair – Phase I," scheduled for Aug. 20-24, 2018. Abaris to relocate training operation The Composite Prototyping Center (CPC, Plainview, NY, US), an organization dedicated to providing work- force development, prototype manufacturing and tech- nical training in advanced composites manufacturing, announced June 5 that Abaris Training Resources (Abaris, Reno, NV, US) will relocate its Griffin, GA, US-based advanced composite training operation to CPC's 25,000- ft 2 facility on Long Island. CPC is also the designated Northeast center for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US) in which both organizations hold membership. The decision to relocate was reportedly prompted by Abaris' goal to expand beyond its current curriculum. According to CPC executive direc- tor Leonard Poveromo, "CPC has the advanced technology required in manufacturing using composites ...." The location is equipped with robotic fiber placement systems, large auto- claves, RTM/VARTM resin injection/ infusion equipment and 5-axis CNC machinery. "We're confident our resources will be extremely benefi- cial to Abaris in meeting its goal to broaden its course offerings." To prepare for Abaris, Poveromo stated that CPC will be setting up workstations for Abaris' repair training classes. Abaris will initially be using its current instructors, but Abaris president Michael J. Hoke says, "With the addition of new courses over the next year or two, we will be hiring instructors from the Long Island region with strong backgrounds in advanced composite materials, as well as the right teach- ing skills and personality to engage students in both the classroom instruction and hands-on workshop environments." IACMI workforce manager Joannie Harmon Heath, MPA adds, "IACMI members, Abaris and the Composites Prototyping Center both play important roles in the continued growth of workforce development in the composites field. The CPC is home to the research of several IACMI projects and being in the Northeast corridor is also close to Working with Composites One gives you access to the broadest, deepest line of traditional and advanced composites PRODUCTS available – from raw materials, resins and reinforced plastics, to advanced fibers and high-performance solutions – from the industry's top suppliers. Helping you navigate this one-stop-shop and make sure you get what you need, when you need it are technical sales experts and regional customer service reps, along with local support teams at more than 37 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada. All are backed by the service and support that only North America's leading composites distributor can provide. That's the power of One – Composites One. 800.621.8003 | | People | Product | Process | Performance See Our Ad in the Aerospace Plant Tours Special Insert Included with this Issue of CW! "With the broadest and deepest product line, along with the largest dedicated fleet of trucks in the composites industry, Composites One's priority is to make sure you have what you need, when you need it." Laura McClain, Distribution Center Manager, Lenexa, KS

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