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WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, Governor Bill Haslam and Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, along with industry representatives, will celebrate the opening of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As the first of its kind in the United States, this facility will help make sure the U.S. is a magnet for manufacturing jobs – supporting American innovation in next generation materials for automotive, clean energy, and aerospace industries.

U.S. Assistant Secretary David Danielson will also announce the start of a new U.S. manufacturing initiative that brings together U.S. businesses, communities, universities and government to maintain American leadership in the global race for clean energy technologies and boost job creation and economic growth across the entire manufacturing supply chain.


Governor Bill Haslam

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Thom Mason, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director

Industry representatives, including Dow, Ford and the Council on Competitiveness


Carbon Fiber Technology Facility

Horizon Center Business Park

93 Palladium Way

Oak Ridge, Tennessee


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

9:15 AM Open Press Tour of Carbon Fiber Technology Facility

10:00 AM Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

10:45 AM Media Availability

Speakers will be available for interviews following the ceremony. 


Please contact ORNL Communications, (865) 576-9122 or, no later than 4PM on Monday, March 25  to make arrangements to attend.