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The WVMA offers members an opportunity to interact and engage with other industry leaders from West Virginia and beyond. With frequent state-wide and regional gatherings, active industry specific committees, and more than 150 member companies representing West Virginia’s diversity in manufacturing, membership provides a strong network for the state’s manufacturers. 

You company has access to and is encouraged to get involved with the following WVMA Committees:

Chemical Industry – The activities of the W.Va. CIC promote a better understanding of the chemical industry within the state. The CIC aims to assist in promoting the recognition of chemical companies as responsible manufacturers and employees, important business leaders, and significant partners in the economic development of the state. The work of the CIC encourages the active involvement of stakeholders to expand the influence of the chemical industry throughout West Virginia.

Environmental Safety & Health – The ES&H Committee strives to lead the development of public policy that is based on good science, protects the environment, promotes safety, and fosters sustainable manufacturing. In the WVMA’s ongoing effort to maintain a productive working relationship with our state and federal regulatory agencies, the ES&H Committee serves a key role in providing the “front line” vantage point necessary to develop sound and effective environmental, safety, and health related policy. There is a separate fee to participate on this committee. 

Government Affairs – The WVMA Government Affairs Committee seeks to represent the interests of manufactures in public policy matters, with a focus on state legislative and regulatory issues, opportunities, and developments. Members of the committee represent the interests of WVMA members in regular and special legislative sessions and interim committee meetings.

Human Resources – The WVMA HR Committee serves as a resource for WVMA member companies providing up-to-date information and training on the complexities of HR issues in industry including changes in labor/employment law, state policy issues, and other “hot topics” identified by member need. Members of the committee have access to expert legal counsel, a strong peer network of HR Professionals, and web-based resources. 

Education & Workforce Advisory Council – The WVMA Education & Workforce Advisory Council is a group that serves in an advisory capacity for member driven initiatives in workforce development and education. The WVMA and successful partnerships with the Community and Technical College System, the W.Va. Department of Education, and industry leaders continues to develop and fine-tune the industries workforce needs with guidance from the EWAC.

MORE! – In addition to these standing committees, the WVMA offers on-going opportunities for member engagement in special projects, industry initiatives, and collaborative efforts throughout the state.  Being a member provides access to these committees and future opportunities.