West Virginia is known for its deep roots when it comes to the coal mining industry. Most people associate coal with creating heat and electricity. Have you ever considered coal in outer space?
This company is changing coal into carbon foam to create useful tools for industries like aerospace. CFOAM’s carbon foam has evolved into a highly desirable alternative to conventional materials in markets such as thermal insulation, fire proofing and composite tooling, due to its excellent mechanical and thermal properties.
CFOAM has just 14 employees in their Triadelphia location, and the location is central to one of the largest coal deposits in the world, which is a main reason the company continues to say #YesWV.
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