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

Struggling Tim Tebow placed on Triple-A injured list with cut hand

first_imgTebow was originally selected by the Broncos out of Florida with the No. 25 pick in the NFL draft. He spent three seasons in the league with Denver and the Jets before joining the Mets organization in September 2016.Tebow is also a college football analyst with ESPN. Tim Tebow has been sidelined.The Syracuse Mets have placed Tebow on the injured list with a cut on his left hand. He suffered the injury while fielding a ball in the outfield and there’s currently no timetable for his return, manager Tony DeFrancesco told reporters Tuesday. MLB scout says Mets’ Tim Tebow has peaked in Triple-A The 31-year-old, however, was in the middle of his best month for Syracuse as he was hitting .205 in July.“He had a couple ups and downs,” DeFrancesco said. “He actually had a pretty good month going. Unfortunately, (an injury) is part of the game. He’ll still hopefully have three weeks left when he comes back, and we’ll see how he finishes.”Tebow had a successful stint in 84 games with Double-A Binghamton in 2018 but was shut down for the season after he broke a bone in his hand in late July. Mets’ Pete Alonso on breaking bat over his knee: ‘I know I’m better than that’ “He’ll be out for as long as it takes to heal, get back on track,” DeFrancesco said, via “It’s just kind of in an awkward spot between his index finger, his ring finger and pinkie.”Tebow, the former college football star who won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, has struggled in Triple-A this season. He’s slashing just .163/.240/.255 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 77 games. Related News Dominic Smith doesn’t want to be traded: ‘I only want to play for the Mets’last_img read more