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Press Coverage - December 29, 2020
REL, Inc. featured in AIAM newsletter
REL, Inc. is featured in Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM) quarterly newsletter.   AIAM Member Highlight REL FINAL

Press Coverage - December 6, 2019
Formula for Small Business Success | REL’s Story
Throughout the years, REL has expanded from a local job shop into a reputable OEM that uses innovation and the latest technology to solve challenging problems. Developing a successful company was not easy. According to Josh Loukus, there are 3 critical components to business success that he has discovered while working to build his company.

Press Coverage - February 15, 2016
American Foundry Society – Casting Complexity in Conformable Tank
Michigan’s REL Inc. aims to improve natural gas storage with an innovative aluminum casting produced via a modified low pressure permanent mold process.

Press Coverage - May 31, 2015
FRCSE nondestructive inspection shop receives equipment upgrade
The fully-automated fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) line was installed in the nondestructive inspection (NDI) shop, replacing a manual version nearly a decade old.

Press Coverage - December 12, 2014
Michigan Tech, Calumet Firm Receive $2.1 Million from Southwestern Energy Company
Michigan Technological University and REL, Inc., a Calumet-based technology company with a focus on material-process development, have been awarded a $2.1-million, three-year investment from Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) of Houston, Texas.

Press Coverage - November 13, 2014
The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council honored REL as the Business of the Year at the second annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala.
The Michigan Energy Innovators Gala award recipients represent the very best in the Michigan advanced energy industry and demonstrate that energy innovation is being made in Michigan,” said Michigan EIBC President Dan Scripps. “These companies are creating economic opportunities in Michigan and growing an industry that represents the future of our state. Whether it’s a […]

Press Coverage - August 9, 2014
CNG? Why Not Make the Tanks Square?
Calumet, Mich.-based REL, a materials technology specialist with achievements including novel high-temperature materials for NASA’s Space Shuttle, is promoting a non-cylindrical container for compressed natural gas that could be made to conform with available spaces on a vehicle chassis ­ solving the loss-of-stage quandary facing today’s CNG vehicles.

Press Coverage - December 2, 2013
MTEC SmartZone helps two local companies earn cash at statewide business competition
REL earned $50,000, placing third overall in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. REL is using the funding to advance marketing of its lightweight composite motorcycle rotor technology to generate new sales.

Press Coverage - July 12, 2012
Energy Department Announces New ARPA-E Projects to Advance Innovative Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies
REL will receive $3 million to develop an internal “foam core” for natural gas tanks that allows tanks to be formed into any shape.

Press Coverage - April 7, 2011
Loukus Wins AFS Applied Research Award at Recognition Luncheon
Adam Loukus, REL Inc., Calumet, Mich., was presented the AFS Applied Research Award at the 115th Metalcasting Congress Division Recognition Luncheon.

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