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March 4, 2011

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Maine MEP Announces Scholarship Grants For Wind and Ocean Energy Seminar
Manufacturers interested in 2011 Wind and Ocean Energy Seminar encouraged to apply

AUGUSTA, ME - The Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) announced today that it is making scholarship grants available to local manufacturers interested in attending the 2011 Maine Wind and Ocean Energy Seminar. The Maine Composites Alliance and CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, have allied to host the 2011 Wind & Ocean Energy Seminar, April 13-14 at the Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel in South Portland, Maine.

“This conference offers an exciting forum for Maine manufacturers to explore market opportunities and network with some of the national leaders in this rapidly expanding industry,” said Rosemary Presnar of the Maine MEP. “The topics will include supply chain opportunities, design and manufacturing technologies, project developments and the latest information about emerging markets.”

The Maine MEP will be providing $400 scholarships to help underwrite the cost to Maine manufacturers attending the forum. Maine manufactures with fewer than 500 employees are eligible.

“We’re offering these scholarships because we believe the growing demand for ocean and wind energy is creating a host of new business opportunities for Maine firms. Companies that might not have thought about this sector should attend the forum to learn about the kinds of supply chain opportunities that exist. Maine’s composite industry is heavily involved, but market opportunities exist for other kinds of companies – metal machining, prototyping and tooling, cable production, large structure assembly, construction, and efficient automation are just some of the skills required for these projects,” Presnar stated.

A scholarship application for interested manufacturers can be found on the Maine MEP Web site at - Upcoming Events.

To register or learn more about the 2011 Seminar visit