Toray Composites America adds capacity to production facility in Pierce Country
TCA Toray Composites (America), Inc. is announcing completion of a multimillion dollar expansion project to add critical capacity to their production facility in Pierce County
This new expansion, to be formalised by an opening ceremony on September 25, 2015, will add significant prepreg capacity to TCA’s facility to support demand growth in Boeing and other programs. The event will be attended by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, Consul General of Japan in Seattle Masahiro Omura, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, and other selected guests.
TCA was first established in 1992 – incorporating in Pierce County and adjacent to Boeing’s CMC Composite Manufacturing Center – to enable an efficient supply stream of Toray’s carbon fibre composite materials. First used on the Boeing 777, Toray’s advanced Carbon Fibre composite materials are now incorporated into the 777 and 787 primary structure and will be used on the new 777X wing. TCA supplies a diverse customer base both domestically and internationally and is a major exporter from Washington State.
TCA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc. headquartered in Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Akihiro Nikkaku), located in Tacoma, WA. TCA manufactures industry-leading carbon fibre prepreg materials for aerospace, automotive, industrial, and sporting goods applications.