Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association to hold open house October 1

first_imgThe Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association (VAAA), a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce will hold an Open House on Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems Facility in Vergennes. Hear from business leaders in the aerospace and aviation industry. Guest speakers will include Lt. Governor Brian Dubie, Gary Lownsdale, Plasan Carbon Composites; Tom Cooley, Plasan North America; Bill Berg, Vermont Composites, Mike Allocca, Allocca Enterprises; and Linda Rossi, Vermont Small Business Development Center.Composite manufacturing companies in Vermont collectively employ approximately 3,500 Vermonters.  Plasan North America, located in Bennington, Vermont just received a new Pentagon contract that allows the company to hire up to 300 new workers at its Vermont-based facility. Under this contract, Plasan will manufacture armor for military all-terrain vehicles to be used in the Afghanistan War. Of the 300 Vermont jobs, up to 200 of those will be created at Plasan North America in Bennington with the remaining 100 positions to be handled by subcontractors.“VAAA Open House events provide companies and manufacturers with access to key decision makers and opportunities to network for tangible connections and business,” noted Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development at the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The VAAA is managed by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce; it was established in an effort to promote and grow aerospace and aviation in the Green Mountain State.  Quarterly networking meetings are held at aviation and aerospace-related facilities around the state to provide important updates and information on resources and networking opportunities.This event is open to the public however, everyone that attends must pre-register for security clearance given that it’s being held at Goodrich. Also, members of the media must notify the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in advance if you wish to attend this event. Please email the name(s) of reporters and photographers wishing to attend to [email protected](link sends e-mail) by Thursday, October 1 at 10 am. Media representatives should arrive by 2:30 to be checked in through security. Please note that there will be a tour of the facility during the Open House. No cameras or video cameras will be permitted along the tour.Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 Time: 3 – 5 p.m. Location: Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems Facility, Vergennes, VTlast_img read more

Steve Kent Kaiser: 1951- 2013

first_imgFuneral services for Steve K. Kaiser, 62, of Silsbee, Texas will be 2 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013 at Pinecrest Baptist Church with visitation to begin at 12 noon Friday until time of service. Arrangements with Farmer Funeral Home, Silsbee, TX.Mr. Kaiser died Monday, April 15, 2013. Steve was a native of Wellington and has lived in Silsbee with his family for 29 years.Steve was employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad for a total 33 years, from whom he retired in July of 2012. Steve and Aletha were co-owners of The Wash House, a local business in Silsbee, which they have operated for over 27 years.Mr. Kaiser served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. After returning he served as a firefighter and EMT in Wellington, Kansas.Mr. Kaiser is preceded in death by his parents James Kaiser and Irene Boyes Kaiser.Survivors include wife of 33 years, Aletha Kaiser; three daughters Stacy Hawks and husband Cole, Karen Fant and her husband Boyd and Cyndie Hicks; two sons Steve J. Kaiser and his wife Linda and Bryan Treese and wife Niki; two brothers Mark Kaiser and Roger Kaiser; two sisters Jamie Richter and husband Jim and Kathy Kaiser; 14 grandchildren, Colby, Mason, Dalton, Josie, Kade, Kirsten, Kailey, Kaleb, Lauren, Garrett, Hayden, Davis, Chance and Gagelast_img read more