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The Future of Military Textile Technologies: The Military Perspective

The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FeDTex) Summit in April 23-24, 2019 in Hickory, North Carolina. 
WHEN. April 23 (pre-Summit activities) – April 24 (Summit day), 2019
WHERE. Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
  • Site Visit: Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College. 
  • Welcome Evening Social: Workforce Resource Complex at Catawba Valley Community College. 
  • Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College
  • North Carolina Textile Technology Center at Gaston College
  • North Carolina State Wilson College of Textiles
  • North Carolina State Industry Expansion Solutions
ABOUT THE EVENT. This Summit connects US Department of Defense and federal agency equipment buyers and requirements officials with textile manufacturers, supply chain and research, development, testing and academic resources from across the Southeast U.S. All manufacturers of textile-based military, medical and related soldier systems – and their supply chain partners and R&D resources – should attend this Summit.
SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT. The Future of Military Textile Technologies: The Military Perspective. Representatives from research and development (R&D) organizations of DoD and federal agencies will present their perspective on the future of military textiles, and outline their priorities for future soldier systems, including uniforms, protective and tactical gear and textile-based organizational equipment. The panel will also address military R&D capacity, and resources and programs to engage academia and industry in military textile R&D.
  • Molly (Clay) Richards, Research Chemical Engineer, CB Innovative Material and Ensemble Development Team (CBIMED), US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDevCom) – Soldier Center
  • Melynda K. Perry, Textile Chemist, Soldier Protection and Survivability Directorate (SPSD), Textile Materials Evaluation Team (TMET), Combat Capabilities Development Command-Soldier Center (CCDC-Soldier Center)
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