Genmar's VEC Technology gets government contract

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VEC Technology LLC, the Genmar subsidiary that developed the VEC composite closed-mold system, is expanding into new markets following a recent contract with the Army National Guard.

VEC Technology received a $1.5 million initial test order from the Army National Guard to build VEC composite containers. The Genmar subsidiary began delivering the first of those containers last week.

VEC also announced plans to enter the wind-energy blade industry. Wind blades made using VEC technology will not have the cracking and non-performance problems caused by the lack of consistency in traditional fiberglass manufacturing processes, according to Irwin Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Genmar and chairman of VEC.

He also said VEC blades will produce more energy than existing wind blades due to VEC’s satin finish. Furthermore, the blades will be lighter, stronger and have a finish throughout, eliminating the need for any sanding or painting.

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