TCA at Pierce County Aerospace Summit

August 01, 2013

On July 17th, the Economic Development Board hosted the second annual Pierce County Aerospace Summit. Held at Clover Park Technical College, the event featured experts in workforce development who provided information about changes in manufacturing technology, and updated attendees on the local strategies to support and expand the aerospace industry. Featured speakers and panels included Michelle Burreson of Boeing, Prof. Amit Bandyopadhyay of WSU's School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and TCA's own Dave Manger. 

Dave, who participated in the event's technology panel, had the opportunity to speak about what TCA does and the technological developments happening in our company. He discussed the benefits of quick-curing prepreg, crack propagation prevention and self-healing composites, and carbon nanotubes. An estimated 80-100 people were in attendance, including Jeff Hawkey and Dennis Frett of TCA.