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  • June 25 - Construction and Maintenance- Can the Design/Build construction method reduce project cost and shorten schedule leading to shorter service outage.

    June 25, 2019 Can the Design/Build construction method reduce project costs and shorten schedules, leading to shorter service outages? Chad Earle, director of business development at ORDERS Construction Company, will provide an overview of the design/build process. He will examine the pros and cons of the design/build process and discuss what pitfalls to avoid.  Earle will demonstrate and discuss how design/build can expedite the construction process and ultimately reduce the costs associated with shutdown down time and save owners money related to actual construction costs and expenses.
  • July 17 - New Markets Tax Credit Financing

    July 17 The federal new markets tax credit program provides up to 25% of any short-fall in financing (which generally must be at least $4 million) for (a) the purchase, expansion, and/or renovation of manufacturing facilities; (b) the purchase of equipment; and/or (c) other operational needs.  This subsidy is in the form of a 7-year forgivable which only requires approximately 1.5% interest-only payments during 7 years.  Facilities and operations must be located in a rural community or low-income census tract.
  • August 12 - Using Public Relations to Advance Public Policy

    August 12 Have you ever wondered what why certain pieces of legislation are passed and others are forgotten? What communication tools are best to effectively send your messages to the correct audience? Join us as TSG Consulting goes over how public relations interacts with public policy and the tools to use to get the results you desire.   Tom Susman has a decade of experience providing lobbying, public relations and strategic planning services to his clients. He is president of TSG Consulting, LLC. 
  • September 16 - WVMAEF Explore the New Manufacturing Program: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

    The WVMA Educational Fund’s (WVMAEF) mission is  to link industry and education through its Explore the New Manufacturing Program which  consists of presentations, academies, and video contests.  The goal of these programs, targeting middle school students across West Virginia, is to create awareness and interest in manufacturing careers, as well as the subsequent educational and training pathways through manufacturer-student engagement. The WVMAEF is continually building networks and seeking collaborative opportunities with organizations to more effectively and efficiently create a workforce and provide avenues for our young folks to stay in their home state.
  • October 10 - Apprenticeships: A Customized Approach to Workforce Problems

    October 10 Apprenticeship Works at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) offers an affordable option for customizing apprenticeship programs in 20 occupations. This grant-supported initiative has partnered with 26 manufacturers, including 12 in West Virginia. These employers recognize the primary benefits to apprenticeship: improved recruitment, standardized training and reduced turnover. Learn how Apprenticeship Works can help your company develop an apprenticeship program targeting your specific needs.
  • November 6 - iOS in Business: Applications that Work for You

    Mobile applications and processes that support your business while giving you the freedom to make the entire world your office Jamie Summers-Brown is the founder and president of Bricks Without Straw, a web-development and design firm in South Charleston, W.Va. Since 2004, his company has served a diverse clientele with offices in both West Virginia and Tokyo, Japan.

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association, representing manufacturers in West Virginia since 1915, is pleased to announce a new Workers’ Compensation Discount Program.  We have teamed with BrickStreet Insurance to offer manufacturers who have a good safety record, a discount on their workers’ compensation premiums.

office depot logoWVMA members save 10% off the web price on more than 30,000 office supplies through the Office Depot Partner Program. Helping you save while working better in your office, home, school, or car.  Click here to set up your discount account or to begin shopping and saving online or in the store today!

Occupational Testing/Wellness – With an expansive network in West Virginia and the surrounding regions, LabCorp is a leader in providing occupational testing and wellness programs.  LabCorp offers WVMA members discounted rates on a number of occupational health screenings and wellness programs.


Service First Processing (SFP) is a leading provider of credit card and ACH / check processing services. SFP is one of less than 2900 companies worldwide on Visa’s Global Registry of Service Providers. SFP and WVMA have put together a special member’s only program that is designed to reduce the cost of your monthly processing expenses while improving your level of compliance service and support.


mp upsDid you know that as a member of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, you can save up to 36%* when you ship with UPS? And, there’s no need to sort your air and ground shipments. With the UPS® one-driver advantage, you get same-day pickup from one driver. Or, you can take your documents and packages to more than 60,000 drop off points, including later pickup times at nearly 40,000 UPS Drop Boxes. Plus, UPS can help you reach more ZIP codes earlier than FedEx. See how logistics can work for you. 


The United Shippers Alliance (“USA”) is one of the most active Shippers Associations in the nation, helping over 150 shippers reduce their LTL and Ocean transportation costs between 10 and 40 percent. Its sole mission is to negotiate the most competitive transportation rates and services for its members. So what makes the USA work so well?

ARAMARK Uniform Services provides clients with a hassle-free service along with the lowest rental uniform rates in the industry. ARAMARK has earned an exceptional reputation for taking care of its customers. Rent, lease or purchase, ARAMARK offers a full range of services and large variety of products at discount prices.

officemaxworkplaceWVMA members enjoy substantial savings of 31% to 88% off the manufacturers’ list price on frequently purchased items, and get reduced pricing on more than 12,000 in-stock products and 3,700 environmentally preferable products and services. Members will also receive discounts on certain OfficeMax Print and Document services. Whether you order online or at an OfficeMax store, your exclusive WVMA member discounts apply.