Wearable textiles get Department of Defense boost

September 15th, 2015

The smart/wearables textiles sector will get a boost with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) funding. U. S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has announced the creation of the National Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Hybrid Electronics. According to the U. S. DoD, “FlexTech Alliance,” a consortium of 96 companies, 41 universities, 14 state and local organizations, […]

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Auburn Manufacturing’s Leonard attends State of the Union

February 16th, 2015

Kathie Leonard, president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing (AMI) of Mechanic Falls, Maine, attended President Obama’s State of the Union Address January 20 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. She was a guest of U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine). Leonard is founder and owner of AMI, which provides high-temperature textiles to the petroleum, shipbuilding/repair, […]

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