Johnstown, PA, Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Industry leaders and elected officials are scheduled to take part in two events this month that are supporting the launch of the newly created Center for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing (CANM). The events are designed to connect manufacturing technology providers with opportunities to participate in the nation’s advanced nuclear manufacturing network.
As the nuclear supply, design, and construction industry ramps up its efforts to build the next generation of small modular and advanced reactors, the logistics and manufacturing challenges are being addressed in innovative ways. The latest designs for nuclear power generation offer vast benefits and solutions to address the problem of growing electricity demand from the U.S. energy grid. Planning a comprehensive and cohesive strategy is an integral part of ensuring the success of these new projects. The two upcoming events will bring together industry experts, manufacturers, scientists, engineers, nuclear futurists, and operators to explore and discuss the current state of nuclear power, from financing and policy to maintenance and operation.
Tom Miller, U.S. Department of Energy, is the keynote speaker for the first event, the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) Ready4Nuclear Suppliers Workshop, on August 23, 2017, at Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nearly two dozen speakers will lead sessions detailing the outlook of nuclear power generation; what nuclear reactor companies need; required certifications, capabilities, and resources; lessons learned; building a regional supply chain cluster, workforce development; export opportunities and controls; and more.
“This workshop will be extremely beneficial for both existing suppliers as well as companies wanting to learn more about opportunities in advanced manufacturing with regard to the nuclear power industry,” said Vince Gilbert, Senior Fellow, USNIC. “Presentations will include current information about requirements that are continually evolving in this industry. Another valuable component to this event will be several ‘Speed Matching’ sessions, in which attendees can give a three-minute elevator pitch about their company’s capabilities and interests.”
On August 24, 2017, Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) will host the Center for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing (CANM) Open House at its facility in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. This event will feature a ribbon cutting, exclusive tours, and an opportunity for suppliers to meet one-on-one with CTC/CANM personnel to learn how to become part of the advanced manufacturing network. U.S. Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12th District) will participate in the day’s activities.
“We’re very excited to officially open CANM here at CTC and continue to collaborate with USNIC and other organizations in this very important venture,” said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., Concurrent Technologies Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. “We anticipate very beneficial collaborations with suppliers to advance the nuclear power generation industry. At this Open House, visitors will learn more about how their technologies can complement CTC’s capabilities, which include additive manufacturing, friction stir welding, prototype development, and much more.”
Registration for both events is open and can be completed online: http://conta.cc/2teWA3p.
Those planning to attend the CANM Open House only can submit this form: http://bit.ly/2vkQ6jS
For more information, please visit the CANM webpage: http://www.ctc.com/canm/.
The United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council is the leading U.S. business consortium advocate for nuclear energy and promotion of the American supply chain globally. Composed of nearly 100 companies, USNIC represents the "Who's Who" of the nuclear supply chain community, including key utility movers, technology developers, construction engineers, manufacturers, and service providers. www.usnic.org
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization. Together with our affiliates, Enterprise Ventures Corporation and CTC Foundation, we leverage research, development, test and evaluation work to provide transformative, full lifecycle solutions. To best serve our clients’ needs, we offer the complete ability to fully design, develop, test, prototype and build. We support our clients’ core mission objectives with customized solutions and strive to exceed expectations. www.ctc.com.
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Mary Bevan Concurrent Technologies Corporation 814-269-2490 BevanM@ctc.com