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  1. Rock West's Marine division is spearheaded by Eric Thorstenson. His love of ocean sports goes back decades. Eric’s first trip to Lands End at the tip of Baja California was 1981 when he traveled from San Diego, CA to Cabo San Lucas, driving 1,000 miles south on a two lane highway. He was roughing it in a 1965 GMC metal dashboard pickup truck with cab over camper. Drawn in by Baja’s majestic beauty, sheer landscapes, pristine beaches, colorful sunrises and sunsets, coupled with its raw, wild coastline, Eric has since made countless subsequent trips exploring, surfing and diving remote locations up and down this amazing peninsula. An ardent believer in sustainable fishing, Eric is extremely mindful assessing each fishing ground he hunts prior to taking fish. He primarily targets Pelagic fish (migratory open ocean fish), and when hunting reef fish, he only takes when he sees or knows there are several more of the same target species within the area he’s hunting. He also only Read more...

Testing Prototype Composite Fin Blades Results in a HUGE Catch!

Rock West's Marine division is spearheaded by Eric Thorstenson. His love of ocean sports goes back decades. Eric’s first trip to Lands End at the tip of Baja California was 1981 when he traveled from San Diego, CA to Cabo San Lucas, driving 1,000 miles south on a two lane highway. He was roughing it in a 1965 GMC metal dashboard pickup truck with cab over camper. Drawn in by Baja’s majestic beauty, sheer landscapes, pristine beaches, colorful sunrises and sunsets, coupled with its raw, wild coastline, Eric has since made countless subsequent trips exploring, surfing and diving remote

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“Rock West Builds Ceramic Nose Radomes for the Navy SSST”

We have been highlighted in this month's Spotlight from the Department of the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program. We are working on a multi-year Phase III SBIR building ceramic nose radomes for the program known as Coyote, i.e., the Supersonic Sea Skimming Target (SSST). Our radome design improves performance and saves costs while enabling faster flight. This program is executed in collaboration with the US Navy and other contractors. Collaboration is in our company’s DNA; and this program, which involves the government, primes, and subcontractors, is a great example of how we can work

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Rock West Composites Is One of San Diego’s Top Workplaces for 2021!

We are excited to announce that Rock West Composites (RWC) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by San Diego Union Tribune Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey and administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. Rock West's San Diego headquarters was awarded under the small business category. This honor is specific to our

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Rock West Composites Is One of Salt Lake City’s Top Workplaces for 2021!

We are excited to announce that Rock West Composites (RWC) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Salt Lake Tribune Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey and administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. While this honor is specific to our Salt Lake City facility, RWC’s team strives to provide a great place for people

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NEW: Wet Layup Starter Kits, Small and Large

Are you interested in doing a project with composites but not sure exactly where to start? Perhaps you know what you want to do but just want a kit to get you going? We've got the solution! Get started on your own project with our new Wet Layup Starter Kits. We have two sizes available depending on the size of your project and your level of experience. We recommend everyone have a well-ventilated workspace, a work surface that is protected from damage or will not be harmed by potential epoxy resin spills, and as always safety glasses (not included). The small wet layup kit includes carbon

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