Original Press Release
Composites Manufacturing 2008 Makes a Three-Day Stop in Salt Lake City
Press release date: April 3, 2008
April 14 - 16 - Hilton Salt Lake City Center Media Invited to Industry Tours & Other Events
WHO: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) will host the Composites Manufacturing 2008. This annual event, co-sponsored by the State of Utah, ATK Aerospace Structures, CG Tech, Electroimpact, Hexcel, High Performance Composites, Lovejoy Tool Company, Mtorres, Utah G overnor's Office of Economic Development and Verisurf Software, will kick off April 14, 2008 in scenic Salt Lake City.
WHAT: Composites 2008 is designed by manufacturers for manufacturers wanting to discover the best practices of how to incorporate these strong, yet flexible materials into current operations. This three-day event will include workshops, technical sessions, leading company keynote addresses, numerous exhibits, off-site tours and a "Meet, Greet & Discover" Exhibit Reception taking place at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.
SPECIAL EVENTS The media is invited to: o Attend Composite Manufacturing Visual and Composite Repair (Hands-on) Workshops on April 14 (Visual Workshop: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and Repair Workshop: 1 - 4 p.m.) o Tour a piece of history and the modern marvel of Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Copper Mine or visit the Hill Aerospace Museum showcasing more than 80 historic military aircraft, missiles and aerospace vehicles April 14 (Check-in time for the tours is 12:30 - 12:45 pm outside of the Hilton Salt Lake City Center's Grand Ballroom) o Enjoy a "Meet, Greet & Discover" Exhibit Reception April 15 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Other key events members of the media are encouraged to attend include:
Tuesday, April 15 Welcome, Keynote & Continental Breakfast 8 - 9:00 a.m. Be there for a welcome by Representative of the State of Utah and a keynote address by Brad Lund, manager materials & process technology - composite development, The Boeing Company.
Wednesday, April 16 Keynote Speaker & Continental Breakfast 8 - 9 a.m. Mark Messick, vice president and general manager, ATK Aerospace Structures
Browse exhibits by leading manufacturers and suppliers among others, including: Abaris Training Resources Inc. Airtech International Inc. Altair Engineering Inc. Assembly Guidance Systems Inc. ATK Aerospace Structures Automated Dynamics Capture 3D Inc. Cerritos College - CMTC CGTech CMS North America Inc. Composites World Crystallume Inc. Davis Applied Technology College Dexmet Corporation DIAB Sales Inc. Electroimpact Inc. Extramet Products FARO Technologies Inc. Fiberforge Corporation Flow International Corp. GKN Aerospace Guhring Inc. Hendrick Hexcel Corporation Hill Air Force Base IKO International Inc. Integran Technologies Laser Projection Technologies Lovejoy Tool Company Major Tool & Machine Inc. Material USA Inc. Mtorres Newport Adhesives & Composites Niagara Cutter Nova-Tech Engineering LLC Ogden Weber Applied Technology College QMC LLC Quantum Composites Inc. Radius Engineering Reno Machine Co., Inc. Romer Inc. Siemens Sonic-Mill Southwest Nano Technologies Inc. sp3 Cutting Tools Stadco Starlite Industries Inc. State of Utah Stiles Machinery Inc. Upland Fab Inc. Utah Foam Products Verisurf Software Inc. Verisurf Software Inc. Vistagy Inc. Web Industries Inc. YLA & CCS Inc. Zimmerman
For more information: Visit the Composites Manufacturing 2008 home page at www.sme.org/composites or call the SME Resource Center at (800) 733-4763.
Media Registration, Press Badges & Newsroom Attending media will be provided free access to the conferences and exhibits. Expedite your entry into the show by pre-registering for the event. http://www.sme.org/downloads/press/press_registration.doc
Press badges may be picked up at Registration and will be limited to media with valid credentials. If you are registering onsite, please bring a form of ID and business card, copy of a recent publication, or a copy of a recent article with your byline for verification. (NOTE: Advertising or sales representatives will not be granted press badges.)
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About SME: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (www.sme.org) is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing practitioners and executives annually. The Society has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide.