Two-day session led by Composites One, Closed Mold Alliance, MVP and IACMI-The Composites

Arlington Heights, IL, July 21… Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance, along with Magnum Venus Products, and The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) invite you to attend P2P Composites: Prototyping to Process for Composites. P2P Composites: Prototyping to Process for Composites will be held at the Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center in West Lafayette, IN, August 9-10, 2016.

This is the third workshop in a series presented by Composites One and IACMI in partnership with the Closed Mold Alliance and Magnum Venus Products.

“When we developed this new partnership, it was with the goal of helping prepare the next generation of composites professionals, as well as ensuring that our industry’s existing workforce is up to speed on the latest technologies,” said Composites One Marketing Communications Director Marcy Offner. “Judging by the comments that we have heard from attendees at previous workshops, we’re well on our way to achieving that goal.”

“Successful integration of innovative technologies such as advanced composites will be driven by a number of factors, including availability of a skilled workforce with training in advanced materials. Between 2014 and 2015 new composites jobs grew over 30%.” said IACMI CEO, Craig Blue. “Through IACMI’s partnership with Composites One and The Closed Mold Alliance, we’re helping solve industry growth challenges, preparing the workforce of the future and providing value to important state partners, including the State of Indiana.”

Scheduled for August 9-10 on the Purdue University Campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, P2P Composites will feature over a dozen sessions led by subject matter experts from Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance, IACMI – The Composites Institute, the Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center, and Magnum Venus Products (MVP). They will include topics on Design, Molding and Simulation, Live Process Demonstrations, and Characterization and Testing, along with expert industry speakers, including Leon Garoufalis, President and COO of Composites One, and a keynote address by Leigh Sargent, President and Founder of Applied Composites Engineering.

For more information on this event, please visit for the event brochure or go directly to this link to register

About IACMI: The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), managed by the Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation (CCS), is a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state and local governments working together to benefit the nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and co-investing to accelerate development and commercial deployment of advanced composites. The national institute is supported by a $70 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and over $180 million committed from IACMI’s partners. Find out more at

About Composites One: Composites One is the nation’s leading distributor of composite materials, serving customers from more than 35 locations in North America. Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders, unmatched product depth and breadth from more than 600 of the industry’s top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers a variety of value added services that include a dedicated advanced composites team, closed mold technologies, technical applications reviews, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance.  Composites One is headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL.  Find out more at