Lightweight Carbon-Materials Manufacturer Coming to Bremerton

By Rachel Pritchett
BREMERTON — Profile Composites, Inc., Canada-based maker of lightweight composite products, is expanding to Bremerton, with early indications it could create as many as 200 new jobs, many of them for disabled veterans.
Company President Geoff Wood, speaking Thursday at a Decision Makers Breakfast, made formal announcement of the company’s arrival, saying the welcome received in Bremerton, as well as close proximity to other developers and manufactures of lightweight composite materials, helped him in his decision.
The company and local economic-development leaders have yet to release details about the company’s arrival, but Wood said the company will manufacture high-tech, foldable wheelchairs and high-tech crutches at its new facility.
The Profile Composites activity will be in the Olympic View Industrial Park in half of a building also occupied by General Dynamics Electric Boat. The park is owned and run by the Port of Bremerton.
Wood, 54, told the gathering of business, political and educational leaders that the carbon composite-products industry has gone through its growing pains with the Boeing 787 and other projects. But now, he said, the new materials can be used in “anything that moves” where greater strength and less weight is desired. That’s especially true in automobiles, he said.
“That’s where carbon fiber-composite industry is today,” he said.
The company is based in Sidney, British Columbia.
More information will be coming as this story develops.

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