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NEW CORPORATE ENGAGEMENTS

(Clarkson University, Center for Advanced Materials Processing and Norsk Titanium Enter Agreement to Negotiate Partnership Opportunities)

Potsdam, October 14, 2016: On October 14, 2016, Clarkson University hosted five members of the leadership team from Norsk Titanium, a company establishing a new manufacturing facility in Plattsburgh NY, to make critical components for aircraft, among other products. Clarkson’s President, Tony Collins, and Warren Boley, Chief Executive Officer Norsk Titanium, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations that establishes the basis for future collaboration and/or co-operation in materials research, workforce education and training, and student intern or co-opportunities. Norsk Titanium is developing a new additive manufacturing facility in Plattsburgh, New York, that will produce aircraft components. Garry Douglas, President/Chief Executive Officer, North Country Chamber of Commerce, also in attendance, noted that Norsk’s presence in the North Country will have a significant positive economic impact on the region. Clarkson University President Tony Collins described the venture as being necessary for industries to not only face their current challenges, but to assess what is needed to do better in the future.

 

"We are excited to enter into a long term, mutually beneficial partnership with Norsk Titanium."

Marilyn Freeman, Director of Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), a NY State sponsored Center for Advanced Technology, described the mission and vision of CAMP, which is to develop and transition new materials’ and technology processes to industry. She also provided a description of Clarkson’s research strengths. Mr. Boley commented that Norsk Titanium’s objectives are perfectly aligned with the organization’s research pillars and that additive manufacturing is the beginning of the next industrial revolution. CAMP will serve as the primary conduit through which Norsk Titanium partners with Clarkson. Both organizations envision a long-term relationship to evolve. Over the next few months Clarkson and Norsk Titanium will determine specific objectives and enter into one or more contractual relationships. Freeman noted, “We are excited to enter into a long term, mutually beneficial partnership with Norsk Titanium. This may be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Norsk Titanium Visit

Clarkson’s President, Tony Collins, and Warren Boley, Chief Executive Officer of Norsk Titanium, sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations. 

 

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