In the News: Spotlighting the Newest Class of FRP Specialists

On April 25, 2012, 60 second grade students with parents and staff of Holston View Elementary visited Strongwell-Bristol. These young children were invited by Strongwell to learn more about the manufacturing of fiberglass composites and to see the plant where several of their parents work.

During their visit, David Oakley (CEO- Strongwell), illustrated the endless applications of composites/FRP products in the global economy. Dan Smith (Regional Sales Manager), Cliff Wyatt (Regional Sales Manager), Melissa Harrison (Estimator-Bristol) and Janet Walters (International Customer Service Manager) gave the students a tour of the plant while showing them the layup and pultrusion process from concept to completion. At the conclusion of the tour, each student and chaperone received a goodie bag filled with an assortment of Strongwell memorabilia.

Strongwell has always been an eager advocate of promoting FRP education, the role of manufacturing and small business operations to our community’s future leaders in our local schools. Many thanks to Holston View for visiting us!