Monday, July 8, 2013

Accelerator drawing businesses

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- GE Aviation, which opened its Ellisville plant in May, is now renting laboratory space in The Accelerator innovation center to train new employees to make components for jet engines. The first course, Composites 101, consists of two eight-hour days where trainees learn the fundamentals of working with composites such as carbon fiber and resins. Composites 102 is several more eight-hour classes. Two other new businesses are Vatican Capital, a private equity investment firm that moved to The Accelerator in March, and Radiance Technologies, which moved in at the beginning of the year. Radiance, established in Huntsville in 1999, develops electronics, polymers and military applications. (Source: Hattiesburg American, 07/07/13) The Accelerator business incubator was developed by the University of Southern Mississippi.