Engineering Students Learn about Advanced Composites

_MG_7045wpOn May 30, 2013, four students from University of Tennessee’s College of Engineering- Knoxville visited Strongwell to learn about the advancement of composite materials versus traditional materials. The tours were led by Glenn Barefoot (Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, and David Ring (Manager of Government Relations and Special Projects).  The students’ educational backgrounds included chemical, structural and environmental engineering.  This provided the opportunity to thoroughly engaged in diverse discussions regarding future applications and the multiple advantages of composites/FRP versus traditional materials such as superb corrosion resistance, excellence strength-to-weight ratio and cradle-to-grave life cycle analysis.IMG_7058wp

Strongwell would like to thank Dr. Stephanie TerMaath and the University of Tennessee for coordinating and encouraging students to visit facilities to further broaden understanding of advanced building material applications and the role of students in shaping the future of American manufacturing.   Strongwell would also like to congratulate the University on its 175th year of engineering excellence which will include the dedication of the John D. Tickle Engineering Building this October.