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Join Rebecca McPhail, president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, for a behind the scenes look at some of the state’s manufacturers. The array of products made in West Virginia is extremely diverse and the innovative processes used are by all standards, world class. The companies highlighted in this series are proud of their history and accomplishments, and relationships with their employees and local communities. Each short video leaves you with a sense of great pride in West Virginia’s amazing manufacturers!

The campus of NGK, a leading global manufacturer of spark plugs and oxygen sensors, resides in Kanawha County in the small town of Pocatalico. With 12 manufacturing sites worldwide, Pocatalico is the only site that manages the production of both spark plugs and oxygen sensors. NGK’s employees -- from the floor associates to management -- take great pride in manufacturing their products with the utmost precision and excellence. 

The company produces about 40 million spark plugs every year and has been repeatedly recognized by the state of West Virginia for creating a safe working environment. Many of NGK’s total workforce of about 600 employees are skilled to operate or monitor extremely fast and efficient processes. The company invests in its workforce by offering a wide variety of training opportunities for anyone wanting to improve their skills and prepare for promotion -- just one more way that NGK exhibits true West Virginia pride!