Materion Corporation Announces Founding Membership in New American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute

  Materion Corporation Announces Founding Membership in New American
  Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII)

Business Wire

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio -- April 3, 2014

Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN) announced today that it is a founding member
of the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute
(ALMMII), the newest center in the President’s National Network of
Manufacturing Innovation. Introduced recently at a White House event, ALMMII
will develop advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technology for transfer
to the industrial sector, especially automotive, aerospace, energy and

ALMMII is structured as a public-private partnership led by the Columbus,
Ohio-based nonprofit EWI and The Ohio State University, along with the
University of Michigan. The Institute is being funded by $70 million from the
Department of Defense matched by $78 million from the consortium partners. The
private sector funding includes in-kind contributions of research and
technical services. The Institute will have its headquarters in southeast

As a founding member, Materion joins some 60 manufacturing companies,
universities, research institutions and industry associations focused on the
total value chain for lightweight materials – development, qualification,
optimized use, and commercialization of affordable lightweight structures for
defense and commercial requirements.

“We are proud to contribute our expertise in lightweight materials to the
consortium,” said Richard J. Hipple, Chairman, President and CEO of Materion.
“With our copper and nickel-based alloys, metal matrix composites, clad metal
systems, and bulk metallic glass alloys, we believe we bring a unique
portfolio and skill set to the Institute. We look forward to working with our
new ALMMII partners in launching this initiative in support of lightweight
metals technologies.”

Lawrence Brown, executive director of ALMMII, said, “We are pleased to have
Materion as a launch partner on our team. Materion brings a wealth of
experience in the design and production of high-performance lightweight alloys
and specialty materials that will complement the strengths of other team

“The goal of the Institute is to expand the market for and create new
consumers of products and systems that utilize lightweight, high-performing
materials by removing barriers to their manufacture,” said Brown. “I am
confident Materion will be an important contributor as we pursue this goal.”

Materion Corporation is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The Company,
through its wholly owned subsidiaries, supplies highly engineered advanced
enabling materials to global markets. Products include precious and
non-precious specialty metals, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty
coatings, specialty engineered beryllium and non-beryllium alloys, beryllium
and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal systems.


Materion Corporation
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Michael C. Hasychak, 216-383-6823
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