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On Monday the 10th of October, Structural Composites was awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit by Congressman Bill Posey (15th District of Florida). The Rising Star Award recognizes Structural Composites’ recent advances in cost effective lightweight boat, bus and RV structures, along with the company’s strong commitment to developing technology on the Space Coast.
Current PRISMA SST (Single Skin Technology) projects include 1.5+ million in funding for lightweight shock mitigating combatant craft for the US Navy, a lightweight integrated chassis and floor system for RV’s that results in a 60% weight reduction, and a lightweight bus floor that allows more passengers on a bus.
In the Navy project the company is reducing the weight of composite structures by over 30%. These lower cost boats are not only lighter but feature an innovative composite structure that greatly reduces the shock loads experienced by our warfighters due to wave impact. Injuries due to wave impact are a major mission issue on these vessels. Structural Composites has been able to leverage the lightweight Navy technology into the RV, Bus and Recreational Boat industries with help from a competitive grant from the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research.
Scott Lewit, President states “We are honored to receive this very special award. I want to recognize the contribution we have received from the Navy technical community and our team members (Advanced Technology International, Brunswick Boats, Lockheed Martin and Zodiac Boats). I also want to give special thanks to Governor Rick Scott and the State of Florida for supporting innovation and job creation with though the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research.”
Structural Composites and our PRISMA technologies are helping secure our national defense, improve the fuel efficiency of our RV’s and Boats and helping make mass transit more efficient. Our story is only beginning.
About Structural CompositesStructural Composites, Inc is one of the nation’s leading composites technology development companies. Formed in 1987, Structural Composites has a proven track record of innovation and industry service. The company is a fully integrated composite technology development company that provides a broad range of services to the industry. These include independent laboratory testing, manufacturing research, intellectual property development and deployment, engineering, design, applied R&D, and manufacturing.
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