Composite Panel Solutions Fills U.S. Coast Guard Related Contract


Contact:               Pete Dandrea, President
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Release Date:    For immediate release


Cattaraugus Manufacturer Fills U.S. Coast Guard Related Contract

Projecting Job Growth in 2015

Cattaraugus, New York [January 29, 2015] – Composite Panel Solutions (CPS) announces a one-year agreement renewal to continue supplying Donovan Marine, a sub-contractor of Bollinger Shipyards LLC with certified marine doors used in production of the new United States Coast Guard 154’ “Sentinel Class” Fast Response Cutter (FRC) Patrol Boats.


The company is a preferred source of Donovan Marine based on their outstanding quality record, plus OEM supplier and government contract experience.  “Exceptional component manufacturers such as Composite Panel Solutions are vital partners for us and ultimately ship builders like Bollinger Shipyards,” comments Keith Petagna of Donovan Marine.   “Together we create world class patrol boats for the men and women who protect our borders and keep our waterways safe.”  In addition to door assemblies, CPS also manufactures marine bulkheads, cabinets, floors and access panels.


“Composite Panel Solutions is recognized today as an industry niche-leader because of our versatility in providing partners with quality solutions that integrate stringent composite panel specifications in a complete custom fabricated assembly,” states company President, Pete Dandrea.  “Our future is bright because our knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated workforce is capable of engineering a unique, often complex integrated design, then manufacturing it from beginning to end.”  Since May 2009, CPS partners with and receives support and services from the Cattaraugus County Procurement Technical Assistance Center to promote their valuable strengths to federal and state opportunities.


Job Growth

With already an increase in booked contracts through 2020, the company is projected to grow their workforce by 9 to 10 employees this year.  There is an immediate need for skilled labor in general fabrication, machining and welding.  In addition, engineering, quality assurance and project management positions are also available.


Composite Panel Solutions has partnered with the Cattaraugus-Allegany Workforce Investment Board to provide on-the-job training to qualified candidates who are currently unemployed, possess a self-motivated desire to learn new skills and are committed to the company.


Anyone interested in career opportunities with Composite Panel Solutions should inquire directly at (716) 257-3475 or visit



About Composite Panel Solutions

Composite Panel Solutions is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of custom laminated composite panel and turn-key assemblies for over 100 years.  Located in Cattaraugus, New York the company is capable of small quantities to volume production runs.  Additional services include engineering, design integration, prototyping, testing laboratory, and replacement panels and assemblies.  Composite Panel Solutions has contributed to over 25 major transit systems world-wide, in addition to supplying the marine, architectural, aerospace, government and numerous industrial and commercial industries.  For more information visit, follow on LinkedIn, or call (716) 257-3475.



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