Rhode Island Composites Alliance

In Our Backyard LogoThe movement toward modern composites emerged in the marine industry in the 1960s and 1970s.  Carbon fiber was first patented in the latter decade and has been used experimentally and commercially in boatbuilding ever since.  Composite manufacturers in Bristol, RI are responsible for much of the improvement and innovation in the field, and Eric Goetz has been a key player along the way.

Click here to check out last week’s spotlight article on the Rhode Island Composites Alliance – including a video interview with Eric Goetz – on the RI Foundation’s In Our Backyard to see where the composites industry is now.