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4th March 2019, Knoxville, TN

4M Carbon Fiber discusses carbon fibre manufacturing

4M Carbon Fiber’s Chairman Rodney Grubb presented to the IK group. © 4M Carbon Fiber

4M Carbon Fiber’s Chairman Rodney Grubb presented to the IK group. © 4M Carbon Fiber

As a current participant in Leadership Knoxville’s Introduction Knoxville programme, 4M Carbon Fiber’s Chairman Rodney Grubb provided a brief overview to the IK group about the carbon fibre industry and 4M’s role in “pioneering revolutionary carbon fibre manufacturing technologies right here in our own backyard”.

“This was a great opportunity for me to highlight the exciting work we are doing at 4M, while also making connections with other business and community leaders. Contributing positively to the fabric of our community is important to us at 4M, and we want to be a significant part of Knoxville’s success,” said Mr Grubb.

“We have a green technology that enables other green technologies and could become the cornerstone of the growth of an exciting new industry. That could mean good jobs and economic growth. I appreciate that Sandi provided the opportunity for me to share about our positive relationship with ORNL when we visited the Lab.”

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Low-Cost Carbon Fiber and Composites work is focused on reducing production cost of industrial-grade carbon fibre by approximately half to enable widespread deployment in high volume, cost-sensitive energy applications.

Introduction Knoxville is a programme for corporate, non-profit and government professionals who want to become better integrated into the greater Knoxville community. The six-week programme connects the people, issues and resources that impact Knoxville’s future. It explores the rich history, culture, natural resources, institutions, and opportunities of our region while connecting participants with Knoxville’s top leaders.

Sessions include Exploring Knoxville’s History, The Political, Business and Economic Community, The Educational Community, Our Regional Partners, Quality of Life, and The Arts and Cultural Community.

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