The province is spending $2.8 million over the next two years in the Composites Innovation Centre (CIC).
“This new investment in CIC will support continued innovation in advanced composites, which is critical to good Manitoba jobs, particularly in the aerospace and vehicle manufacturing sectors,” said Manitoba Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald. “It will also attract new business opportunities and leverage significant private investment in Manitoba.”
CIC has become Canada’s largest composite technology centre and is part of the 2,200 workforce currently employed by composite manufacturing firms in the province.
Composites replace metal parts to reduce weight and save energy, reduce the number of parts needed and lower assembly costs.