ASCC Spinoff Company Named Composites World “Top Shop”

Compotech Inc., which spun out of the ASCC in 2011, is a leading composite parts manufacturer and has been named one of Composites World’s 12 Top Shops of 2022. The list recognizes companies that demonstrate excellence in composites fabrication and advanced manufacturing. Compotech Inc. was selected for the Top-Shops list based on its track record of delivering high-quality composite parts for a range of industries, namely defense. The company, located in Brewer, Maine,  is known for its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, experienced engineering team, and commitment to innovation.

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April 12, 2023

Compotech Earns Honor of Top Shop from Composites World

Maine defense technology company named one of twelve facilities worldwide to earn the honor

BREWER, ME – The leading publication in the fiber-reinforced composites manufacturing industry has named a Maine company as a worldwide leader. Compotech, Inc., based in Brewer, earned the honor of Top Shop from Composites World. In addition to being a Top Shop, the 2022 list ranks Compotech, Inc., as one of the top 12 composite manufacturing companies worldwide.
Compotech Inc., is a high-tech defense technology company based in Brewer, Maine. The company’s work includes focusing on transforming the United States Military’s capabilities through innovative blast and ballistic proof hardware, re-deployable shelters, and software solutions. Compotech, Inc.’s work has concentrated on AI and Machine learning, which has made the company a leading defense manufacturing and technology company, earning the trust of the U.S. Department of Defense to develop state-of-the-art protection solutions.
“It is a tremendous honor to be named one of a dozen Top Shops around the world,” said Paul Melrose, President at Compotech, Inc. “We are proud of our work and our workforce, and it’s always gratifying to have our business receive accolades from an industry-leading publication alongside a number of other businesses doing great things in composite manufacturing.”
In the Top Shop write-up in Composites World, Compotech, Inc. is cited for having big goals and a focus on sustainability. Melrose states in Composites World that the company has a plan to double its revenue this year, and bring on 20 new employees, which will allow them to commission a new production line for developing and supporting its defense technology. “Our use of automation in our manufacturing operations differentiates our company from competitors. For example, we have combated labor shortages through robotic automation capable of performing repetitive tasks like sanding and grinding fiberglass,” said Melrose.
Compotech, Inc. started in 2011 as a spinoff from the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. The company has grown quickly over a little more than a decade, earning accolades and respect from its customers.
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