ROCKLEDGE, FL – January 10th, 2017 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation is excited to announce the initial opening of a Power Electronics Manufacturing Division at the Arkansas Researcher and Technology Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Working with the University of Arkansas faculty, staff and students, Mainstream is exploring the development of new, high-power-density, actively-cooled power-electronic systems for various military and commercial applications including specific Navy and Army field applications. Mainstream has a technical staff composed of Ph.D and Master’s level engineers and scientist in fields ranging from power electronics and electrical engineering to thermal control and material science
The Primary new product developments that will be initiated at the GENESIS (University of Arkansas) Incubator are high-temperature wide-bandgap semiconductor based power converters with integrated cooling. While this new Mainstream division is just starting up, they have already secured more that $2 million in development funding from Navy and Army sources and Mainstream hopes to be selecting a manufacturing location within three years. Mainstream is currently seeking to hire local power electronics and module fabrication engineers as well as electrical engineering students from University of Arkansas.
Mainstream has received numerous awards for both commercialization and technical excellence including a 95% DOD Commercialization Index Rating, DOE’s SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year, two SBA’s Tibbetts Awards for Commercialization, SBA’s Prime Contractor of the Year for the southeastern U.S., SBA’s Administrator’s Award for Excellence, several Blue-Chip Enterprise Initiative Awards and numerous awards for job creation. While Mainstream currently employs just over 100, it has a successful track-record of spinning-off manufacturing companies, including the spinoff of Rivian Automotive, the newest US manufacturer of advanced electric vehicles.
About Mainstream Engineering
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing small business with a history of leading-edge R&D that has resulted in advanced, American-made, cost-competitive products. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition thermal control, energy storage and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally safe green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel engines, thermal control units, biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers and the QwikProduct™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, turbomachinery, chemical technology and materials science.