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Grant County at JEC Europe Composite Conference

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

SGL Exhibit at JEC EuropeParis, France – Emily Braunwart, Business Recruitment Manager of the Grant County EDC traveled with the Washington State Delegation to the JEC Europe Composite Conference which was held March 10-12.

Braunwart was able to connect with a company the EDC has been working with since last year. Braunwart was also able to identify new and emerging sub industries within the composite industry. “It was very exciting to be learning about all these other industries that we didn’t even know exist,” said Braunwart, “I can’t wait to learn more about their needs and if they will be a good fit for Grant County.”

The conference boasted over 36,000 attendees, which makes it the largest composite show in the world. Companies ranging from resin manufacturing to carbon fiber manufacturers to machinery to natural composite manufacturers were all present.

New compsite & steel bucket at JEC Europe ConferenceA lifestyle section displayed many of the objects that are used in everyday life which are made from composites. Skis, bicycles and fly fishing poles were some of the objects on display. There was also a shell of a car made out of only 5 parts and glued together. A company from the Netherlands is working with a steel composite mixture to make a lighter bucket for front loaders. This lighter bucket allows the machine to carry a larger load while at the same time cost ten percent less to operate.

“It was an exciting show to be at,” said Braunwart. “I’m so glad Grant County was able to be a part of it all.”  

Paris, France – Emily Braunwart, Business Recruitment Manager of the Grant County EDC traveled with the Washington State Delegation to the JEC Europe Composite Conference which was held March 10-12.