JEC Composites Connect

June 1-2, 2021

#1 Best State

(U.S. News)

#1 Best Economy



In Goods Shipped Worldwide Last Year

New materials for a new age.

It wasn’t too many years ago that automobiles were built of steel, aircraft of aluminum and boats of teak.

My how times have changed.

Today, composites and other advanced materials, tools and technologies are revolutionizing the marketplace, creating significant opportunities for Washington companies to invent new products that were science fiction just a decade or so ago.

Washington is one of the few places in the United States – if not the world – where the entire supply chain is accessible, from design, engineering and prototyping to raw fiber, molds, rapid set autoclaves and robotics.

Indeed, the opportunity to invest or expand in Washington has never been better as the advanced manufacturing sector continues to identify new markets, technologies and materials.

Expand your business internationally.

Washington State businesses understand the power of tapping overseas markets. Last year, $41.3 billion in goods were shipped worldwide by more than 12,000 businesses statewide, 90% of those small to medium-sized companies. 

Washington State Delegates

General Plastics Manufacturing Company

General Plastics Manufacturing Company has been a leading innovator in the plastics industry for 80 years. The company develops and manufactures rigid and flexible polyurethane foam products, which include its signature LAST-A-FOAM® brand series and build-to-print composite parts. From tooling board to core material, expect quality and uniformity from General Plastics.

Jaci Hendricks
+1 253 473 5000

Heatcon Composite Systems

Heatcon Composite Systems is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of hot bonders, heat blankets, materials, and repair processing tools and equipment. We specialize in working with Aircraft Manufacturers (OEMs), Defense Organizations, Commercial Airlines, and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facilities by providing them with the expertise and tools to repair composite aircraft structures and components.

Richard Garcia Jr.
Marketing Manager
+1 206 575 1333

Harper Engineering Co.

Harper Engineering has been a premier supplier of critical devices for over 50 years, utilizing a diverse range of materials and processes to optimize each component for its application. Vertically integrated capabilities enable us to solve customer needs by designing, testing, certifying and manufacturing new products in extremely short time-frames.

Ryan Funk
Regional Sales Manager
+1 425 255 0414

Janicki Industries

Janicki Industries is a privately owned Engineering and Manufacturing company, specializing in advance composite materials and exotic metals, with large-scale facilities and high precision equipment that produces parts and tools for a myriad of industries.

Brian Holmes
VP, Business Development
+1 360 814 1780

Warm Industrial Nonwovens

WIN manufactures a variety of nonwoven materials used in composites manufacturing. Warm Form is the highest quality breather/bleeder cloth available for today’s vacuum bag closed molding process. Warm Form’s consistent quality ensures the complete removal of entrapped air eliminating the occurrence of voids. Call us or visit today.

Michael Chumbley
Warm Industrial Nonwovens
+1 425 582 9110

An export expert is always nearby.

Exports are drive much of the state’s economy. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the state’s economic growth can be attributed directly to exports and almost half of the new jobs created in the state are export related. Leading this growth in exports is the Department of Commerce, which works closely with businesses who are exporting now or want to export in the future.

Our JEC Composites connect 2021 Team

Our team of business experts stands at the ready to help you do business in and with Washington State. Whether you want to locate a new facility or partner with a leading edge Washington company, we are ready to help you expand.

Amandine Crabtree

Amandine Crabtree

International Trade Specialist

Washington State
Department of Commerce

+1 206 256 6137

Daniel Tappana

Daniel Tappana

Business Development Manager

Washington State
Department of Commerce

+1 206 635 0474

Apply for an export voucher and reduce your export-related expenses

The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher Program provides direct cash assistance to qualifying small businesses to help them expand their international sales.

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.