Secretary of Commerce Visits UT Partner IACMI

(L to R) Rep. Kent Calfee, UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, IACMI CEO Craig Blue, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Gov. Bill Haslam, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, ORNL Director Thom Mason, US Rep. Chuck Fleischman, Mark Johnson (DOE), Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, and Johnny Moore, DOE Oak Ridge Site Operations.

(L to R) Rep. Kent Calfee, UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, IACMI CEO Craig Blue, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Gov. Bill Haslam, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, ORNL Director Thom Mason, US Rep. Chuck Fleischman, Mark Johnson (DOE), Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, and Johnny Moore, DOE Oak Ridge Site Operations.

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, visited the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Thursday as part of a two-day tour of the institutes that make up the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

Gov. Bill Haslam, Mark Johnson from the Department of Energy, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischman, Rep. Kent Calfee, and mayors from Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Knox County and Anderson County were present for portions of the day’s activities.

Pritzker toured Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility during her visit with the institute, industry partners and government leaders.

“Here in Knoxville, members of this institute are making it cheaper, faster and more efficient to develop composite materials for use in things like cars and homes and all kinds of different products,” said Secretary Pritzker.

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