President Barack Obama’s designation of two new federally-funded manufacturing research institutes earlier this week has links to Ohio institutions and companies with factories here.
The president also said that later this year he’ll announce a research institution in the area of composite materials. The National Composite Center in Kettering is a leader in that type of research and is looking at options for participating.
“The NCC will be taking a serious look,” Lisa Novelli, President of the center, said.
The new research hubs will be led by the Department of Defense. Columbus-based Edison Welding Institute and the Ohio State University will co-lead the new “American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute,” or ALMMII, with the University of Michigan, Senator Sherrod Brown said. It will be based in Canton, Mich.
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