Welcome to UAMMI

UAMMI is Utah's Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative. It brings together public, private, community, industry and education partners to assure growth and sustainability of Utah’s vibrant advanced material and manufacturing industry. Founded in 2014, and funded by the state of Utah, the mission of UAMMI is to be the think-tank and connector for Utah’s advanced materials industry.

We are just getting started and a new website and robust supply chain tool will be released soon! In the meantime, connect with us by joining our newsletter list and we'll keep you posted on all that's going on.

02 / UAMMI & Utah's Composite Industry

It all started during the space race of the 1950’s when two Utah based explosives companies, Hercules (now Hexcel) and Thiokol (now Orbital ATK), developed expertise to improve space rockets with carbon fiber.

This early beginning has expanded now to include well over 100 Utah businesses – ranging from startups to those well established- who deliver this very specialized and unique set of carbon composite skills and services that are found today in Utah.

Those early applications with rocket ships have now expanded to using carbon composites in a range of aerospace components, medical devices, industrial products, recreational products and other products containing advanced materials.

Utah’s supply chain and ecosystem has diversified as well to include manufacturing, material suppliers, and service-based companies performing sophisticated design and analysis.

The Supply Chain Tool

UAMMI is building a robust supply chain tool. This project is a unique effort to map the entire advanced materials supply chain in Utah. When completed, this tool will:

  • Identify gaps in the supply chain.
  • Increase contract opportunities for Utah manufacturers (both in defense and commercial sector)
  • Extend the personal relationship level among professionals and enhance knowledge sharing.
  • Expanded the capacity of Utah companies and further integrate businesses.
  • UAMMI is the joint effort of industry, government, military and academic leaders, who are committed to strengthening the supply chain and ecosystem that supports this vital industry in Utah.

    To understand and improve the carbon composites ecosystem, UAMMI, through the University of Utah, received a grant from the Department of Defense- Office of Economic Adjustment to undertake a project to map Utah’s carbon composites supply chain. This mapping also includes assessing workforce development and job training as well. This project, which is currently underway, will enable stabilization of the ecosystem and prepare the industry for future growth and further diversification resulting in a stronger and more resilient supply chain that will serve as a significant contributor to Utah’s overall economy.

    03 / Connect with UAMMI

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  • Stay up to date on UAMMI news, trends, and industry opportunities.
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  • Be informed of UAMMI and other industry events in Utah and surrounding regions.
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    04 / Our Partners

    UAMMMI brings together public, private, community, industry and education partners to assure growth and sustainability of one of this most important manufacturing cluster.

    Research Institutions:

    • University of Utah
    • Weber State University
    • Utah State University
    • Salt Lake Community College
    • Davis Applied Technology College
    • Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
    • Granite School District/BioInnovation Gateway

    Local Economic Development Groups

    • State of Utah Department of Workforce Services
    • Salt Lake County
    • Ogden City
    • EDCUtah
    • State of Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
    • Air Force Sustainment Center Operation Location Hill
    • State of Utah STEM Action Center


    • World Trade Center Utah
    • Logistic Specialties, Inc.
    • Churchill Oaks Consulting
    • Utah Manufacturing Association
    • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
    • EDO Corporation
    • ENVE Composites
    • Total Quality Systems, Inc.
    • EmergenTek

    OEA is the Department of Defense’s field organization responsible for supporting state and local government's response to defense program changes, such as base closures, base restructuring or realignment, growth issues surrounding compatible land and air use for military base and community, and other issues that can impact the economy of a region.

    05 / The Supply Project Team

    The supply project team that is charged with the work associated with OEA supply tool grant is comprised solely of Utah based companies and organizations.

    SCI Institute

    The SCI Institute is an internationally recognized leader in visualization, scientific computing and image analysis. Our overarching research objective is to create new scientific computing techniques, tools and systems that enable solutions to problems affecting various aspects of human life.


    Logistic Specialties, Inc., (LSI), is a world leader in Consulting, Logistics and Engineering support. LSI provides both government and commercial entities with creative solutions. Based in Layton, Utah.


    Redirect is a full service digital marketing agency, combining strategy and creative to develop measurable campaigns and daring ideas that move people from now to next. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Grow utah

    Grow Utah is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and the expansion of emerging economic clusters across the state. We connect clusters with valuable resources that foster startup growth in Utah. Based in Kaysville, Utah.


    Quatere is a non-profit engaged in online platform development across a range of areas, including a peer-to-peer entrepreneurship education model and an ecosystem map for entrepreneurs in the state of Utah.

    06 / Press

    UAMMI and the Composites Institute enter Memorandum of Understanding

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - April 25, 2017 - The Utah Advanced Materials Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, IACMI, a Manufacturing USA institute which works to support advanced composite technology and grow capital investment and manufacturing jobs in the U.S. composites market...

    UAMMI donates Electron Heat Power Converter to DATC

    KAYSVILLE, UTAH - March 23, 2017 - A new Electron Heat Power Converter, valued at $40,000, was donated to Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday, March 22nd. Students in DATC’s Composite Materials Technology program can now complete their projects in a fraction of the time and learn a cutting-edge process that will prepare them for real-world manufacturing jobs. A grant from the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) purchased the equipment...

    First-Ever UAMMI Utah Composites Supply Chain Conference A Huge Success

    SANDY, UTAH - March 1, 2017 - The first-ever Utah Composites Supply Chain Conference was held on March 1st at the SLCC Miller Campus in Sandy, Utah. The conference was held in conjunction with the 12th Annual Wasatch Front Materials Expo which ran that same evening next door. By all accounts, both events were very successful...

    Utah Advanced Materials Initiative Chooses New Director

    KAYSVILLE, UTAH - January 17, 2017 - Today, the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) announced the selection of Jeffery B. Edwards as its new Executive Director. UAMMI’s purpose is to accelerate the growth of the advanced materials industry in Utah by connecting industry with academic research, enhancing the supply chain and assisting in workforce development. He began work in the new post on January 2, 2017...

    University of Utah Launches Initiative to Strengthen Utah's Advanced Materials Suppliers

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - December 20, 2016 - The University of Utah announced today that it has received a $4 million dollar grant from the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Economic Adjustment, to assess and improve the complete supply chain for Utah’s DoD- focused carbon composites and advanced materials industry. The overall objective of the grant is to make Utah’s advanced materials industry more globally competitive and capable of diversifying into new markets in which industry contracts can be secured and state jobs increased...

    07 / Events

    There are currently no events scheduled

    08 / Contact Us

    For information regarding the supply chain project please contact:

    Kevin Jessing
    OEA Grant Manager
    University of Utah
    Cell 801.835.3994

    For general UAMMI information, please contact:

    Jeff Edwards
    UAMMI Director