Market Growth Highlights – Insider – January 12, 2023

Are You on a Bridge? Let Us Know!  Has your company determined if any of the highway bridge projects funded …

Are You on a Bridge? Let Us Know! 

Has your company determined if any of the highway bridge projects funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – most of which are in the planning stage – are especially good candidates for the use of composite products like rebar, girders or decking? Is your company working to get products on these bridges?  ACMA can use information reported by our member companies as part of our advocacy in Congress and at DOT for increased use of composites for highway infrastructure.

A Jan. 4 White House Fact Sheet references over 15 BIL-funded highway bridge projects. (DOT release.) Additional BIL-funded bridge projects are reported on DOT’s Bridge Investment Program website. As a result of ACMA advocacy, the criteria for awards under this program include the use of innovative technology for bridge projects. (See page 40 of the notice of funding opportunity – “Benefits of using innovative design and construction techniques or innovative technologies”.) 

Please contact Dan Neumann by February 1 with any information you can share. 

Register for ACMA’s Hyundai-Kia Composites Technology Day 

On January 5, ACMA hosted an informational webinar with Hyundai-Kia’s Senior Polymer Materials Engineer, Amanda Nummy, to provide attendees with further details on ACMA’s Tech Day event that will be taking place at the Hyundai America Technical Center in Superior Township, MI on June 28-29, 2023. Nummy provided an overview of Hyundai-Kia’s goals, priorities, needs and focus areas for potential composites applications. Couldn’t attend the webinar? Contact Hannah Nugent for the recording. Visit the event website to learn more and register. 

Learn About New Business Opportunities with the US Army Corps of Engineers 

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is inviting ACMA members who are interested in learning about new business opportunities to attend a site visit at the WP Franklin Lock and Dam in Ft. Myers, FL on Wednesday, February 22, 2022, where they will be replacing the vertical lift gates. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Corps’ interest in FRP structures and what applications they would like to use them in. This opportunity is beneficial for those who will be reviewing the USACE Request for Proposals/Solicitations and crafting proposals and shop drawings. The site visit has a capacity of 30 spots, which will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact John Busel to reserve your spot and receive further details.