White House Picks University of Tennessee to Lead National Composites Manufacturing Institute

APPresident Obama’s announcement Friday that the UT Knoxville will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership, received ample media coverage locally and nationwide. Business journals in cities such as Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta featured stories on the institute which reflects a $70 million commitment from the US Department of Energy and $189 million from IACMI’s partners. The AP, Knoxville News Sentinel, Chattanooga’s Times Free Press, WBIR-TV, WVLT-TV, Industry Week, The Manufacturer, and Composite World also featured the news.