RIMTA, Bristol receive $125K to build composites industry

IYRS SCHOOL OF Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The IYRS campus in Bristol is one example of the East Bay's concentration of composites expertise, which a new $125,000 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration aims to tap into. /COURTESY MICHAEL CAMERON
IYRS SCHOOL OF Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The IYRS campus in Bristol is one example of the East Bay's concentration of composites expertise, which a new $125,000 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration aims to tap into. /COURTESY MICHAEL CAMERON
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s federal delegates announced a $125,000 grant to support job creation and economic growth in the state’s composites industry. U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse joined U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline and James R. Langevin on July 18 along with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and industry representatives to announce the…

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