Aerospace Industry Expands in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Web Industries, a global leader that specializes in custom manufacturing and development for flexible materials, announces its decision to expand its operations in Metro Atlanta. The expansion, projected to create 25 high-wage engineering and technician jobs, will provide Web Industries the opportunity to service new and expanding large- scale composite aircraft programs for commercial and military use - such as the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Donald Romine, Web Industries President and CEO said, "Our continued expansion in the Atlanta area is in direct support of the growing needs for advanced composites used in large-scale aerospace programs. The State of Georgia is a strategic location for advanced manufacturers like Web Industries with room for growth and the qualified workforce we need to fill these new positions."

The company's ten-plus million dollar investment includes facilities, equipment, infrastructure and a world class composites Research and Development Center. The Metro-Atlanta facility will include over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space to support their current and future facilities needs. The location will be one of the largest facilities Web Industries occupies in North America.

Georgia Commissioner of Economic Development Ken Stewart said, "Web Industries is a great example of what advanced manufacturing can provide a community in business development and growth. With strong capital investment and skilled job opportunities, Web Industries' decision to remain and expand in our state says a lot about the opportunity that the Georgia business environment offers."

A 100% employee-owned company based outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Web Industries is a global leader specializing in custom manufacturing and development for flexible materials for over 40 years. Web is a critical piece of the manufacturing process for a wide range of products spanning airplane parts to baby diapers. Web serves 5 strategic markets including: Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Medical Diagnostics, Consumer Products, Wire & Cable, and Emerging Technologies such as thin films used in Solar and Flexible Electronics applications.

Web's Atlanta operation provides world class processing of carbon fiber pre-preg composites which are the critical materials for the manufacturing of the new generation of commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Much of the new 787 is made from carbon fiber pre-preg composites from Toray Composites America, Inc. and is processed by Web Industries to be made ready for manufacturing aircraft components. Web is the world leader in the processing of these materials with a level of technological leadership and productivity unmatched in their industry.

With current certifications and compliance of ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100, and ISO 13485, Web Industries is currently working to become certified to ISO 14001. The company is projecting continued expansion of their "Center of Excellence" for composites processing in Metro Atlanta in the future. They have entered into early stage discussions with Georgia Tech to work together in the utilization of Web Industries' world class Research and Development Center with several of Georgia Tech's engineering programs.

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company based outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Web Industries is a global leader specializing in custom manufacturing and development for flexible materials for over 40 years. Web Industries applies expertise, innovative thinking and creative problem solving to help speed time to market, drive costs down, and continuously improve processes to maximize our customers' product success. Web is a critical piece of the manufacturing process for a wide range of products spanning airplane parts to baby diapers. Web serves 5 strategic markets including: Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Medical Diagnostics, Consumer Products, Wire & Cable, and Emerging Technologies such as thin films used in Solar and Flexible Electronics applications. With current certifications and compliance of ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100, and ISO 13485, Web Industries is currently working to become certified to ISO 14001. Our leadership position and ability to provide our customers with superior contract manufacturing services for flexible materials is based on a history of expertise and success, a passionate values system, and our investment in our customers by the employee-owners of Web Industries.

Media Contact: Laurie Partridge, (508) 881-7267, principal@lauriepartridge.com

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