BUSINESS HEATS UP FOR THERMAGON WITH HELP FROM CLEVELAND MEP.

 
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In 1992, Carol Latham of Cleveland, Ohio, launched a company called Thermagon with little more than her own expertise as a chemist and a good idea for a new product. Latham's product, called T-flex, helps remove the heat that builds up in electronic components. Manufactured into sheets, T-flex is a thermally conductive material that can be cut into any shape and used in a variety of equipment in areas such as telecommunications, computers, power conversion and automotive. After several years of increasing sales, Latham encountered a problem common to successful small businesses: increasing demand for T-flex was creating production snags and delivery delays.

Latham turned to the Great Lakes Manufacturing Technology Center, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension...

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