Composite Recycling Technology Center to feature the world’s First Park Bench made with Aerospace Grade Carbon Fiber at the upcoming 2018 WRPA Annual Conference and Tradeshow
PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON, April 30, 2018 - Attendees of the Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA) annual tradeshow in Seattle will get to experience the world’s first park bench made with recycled aerospace grade carbon fiber featured by the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC), located in booth #20. May 1st through 3rd, representatives from the recreation and park industry have a great opportunity to look up close, feel, and sit on the Olympus Bench in person, so they can envision this amazing product in their space.
The City of Port Angeles Washington will be the first to purchase these benches to replace all of its wooden benches in public parks, through a new Adopt-A-Bench program to defray costs. Each bench has a unique ceramic plaque built into the back that can display color and graphics, making it a great outreach tool for local businesses that want to use a bench for advertisement. The plaque will also serve as a great way to memorialize a loved one or to recognize a community hero.
“We are very excited about the Adopt-A-Bench program and are delighted with the CRTC bench,” said Corey Delikat, Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Port Angeles. “It is a beautiful and functional piece of art that is going to look great in all of our parks and recreation areas.”
The innovative benches were designed by Robert Stokes, who served as the Consulting Designer and Artist on the project.
The CRTC just launched this new bench model and began taking orders in April. Interest is growing as this bench differentiates itself from other benches with many exceptional features:
The durability of the Olympus Bench makes it an outstanding value for public agencies looking for a modern attractive bench choice that is easy to maintain with a much longer lifespan, for use at parks, transit stops, or other outdoor and indoor public areas.
“We are honored and excited to show the Olympic Bench to the parks and recreation professionals at the WRPA Annual Conference in Seattle and to share the innovation story behind the Olympus bench,” shared Dave Walter, Chief Executive Officer at CRTC.
To learn more about purchasing a bench and to receive a quote, please visit the CRTC’s website at www.compositerecycling.org/bench.
For additional information:
Composite Recycling Technology Center contact: Leslie Perkins at (619) 302-4942 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC):
Founded in September 2015, the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) is an innovative independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, whose mission is to inspire and grow the global composite recycling community through innovation in technology and manufacturing, that transforms carbon fiber scrap into products that positively impact people’s lives and our environment. Since carbon fiber is stronger than steel at one third the weight, the product applications in segments like transportation, aerospace and high performance sporting goods are boundless. The CRTC is accomplishing its mission by providing direct product manufacturing and technical design services, as well as by making low-cost recycled carbon fiber feedstock available for other manufacturers to utilize.
The CRTC is supported through commitments from the Port of Port Angeles, with infrastructure investment from partners at the US Department of Commerce-Economic Development Administration (EDA), a grant from the EDA i6 Regional Innovation Strategies Program (RIS), WA State’s Clean Energy Fund, Clallam County, and the City of Port Angeles. Find out more at www.compositerecycling.org
The CRTC campus also houses Peninsula College’s Advanced Manufacturing-Composite Technology program with classrooms, offices, and lab facilities. The program gives students hands-on training in advanced materials recycling and remanufacturing techniques. Co-location with the CRTC provides students with unequaled opportunities for internships, manufacturing and R&D experience, and exposure to production operations. Learn more at www.pencol.edu/composites