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Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

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Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

West Virginia

W.Va. faces party sunny economic future due to ‘uneven recovery,’ according to expert economist
WVNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state’s economy is experiencing one of its best years in a decade but there is still room for improvement...

Students Encouraged To Pursue Manufacturing Careers During Visit to West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling
The Intelligencer

Dozens of middle school students from Ohio and Marshall counties were encouraged Wednesday to pursue career opportunities in manufacturing...

WVNCC helps boost youth interest in manufacturing careers
WTRF

It almost looks like their playing a video game sometimes," said Rebecca McPhail, President of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association: ".

West Virginia group looks to get kids interested in those STEM-based pathways
WTOV Steubenville

West Virginia group looks to get kids interested in those STEM-based ... “It's really interesting to learn how many different jobs manufacturing can ...

Surging potential for downstream natural gas development examined at Charleston, WV, panel
WV News

CHARLESTON — Experts examined how a big part of West Virginia's ... and because of that the production costs of U.S. petrochemicals have come ...

Women wanted for tuition free career training
Ironton Tribune

HUNTINGTON — The Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Program is accepting applications for its winter 2019 class. West Virginia Women ...

Armstrong to Participate in Manufacturing Day Events
Floor Focus

Elkins, West Virginia, where employees from the hardwood flooring plant in nearby Beverly, West Virginiawill participate in the Mountain State Forest ...

The Sky's the Limit: W.Va. aerospace industry important to state's economic future
WV News

Ten companies, as well as the North Central West Virginia Airport, are ... Cementing aerospace as a West Virginia industry in the minds of a new ...

Four House of Delegates 51st District candidates address PEIA, cannabis and more
The Dominion Post

“I've always wanted to make West Virginia a place where our children can ... public education is a silver bullet to a variety of our problems in West Virginia. ... reformation of the personal income tax reform to make it more progressive.

W.Va.'s aviation educators: Now is the time to pursue a career in aerospace
WV News

“Our mission is to put the citizens of West Virginia to work right here in West Virginia, in careers that are life-long, well paying and rewarding,” he said.

In Putnam County Senate race, candidates split on natural gas, PEIA
Charleston Gazette-Mail

He said PEIA lacks fiscal accountability, and structural changes to its ... “The working class and the middle class created West Virginia, made West ... Likewise, Prim said more than a need for tort or tax reform, the state needs to fix its ...

P&G latest to rail against tariffs interrupting supply chain
The Strategic Sourceror (press release) (blog)

"These new P&G jobs in West Virginia will be undermined by proposed ... "As the tariff impact ripples through P&G's manufacturing cost structure, P&G ...

West Virginia needs another surge of immigrants
West Virginia MetroNews

In the early years of statehood, West Virginia needed workers—people ... West Virginia Manufacturers Association President Rebecca McPhail said, ...

United States

Trump: US in midst of 'manufacturing renaissance'
Virginian-Pilot

Celebrating a new U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada, President Donald Trumpis highlighting what he calls and "economic revival" as he ...

New NAFTA draws cautious early praise from manufacturers
Plastics News

The National Association of Manufacturers said it's a positive move. “Manufacturers are extremely encouraged that our call for a trilateral agreement ...

Ten Things to Know About the Nafta Deal
Wall Street Journal

Manufacturers are extremely encouraged that our call for a trilateral ... chief executive of the National Association of Manufacturers, in a statement.

Why our small manufacturing firm supports Trump on trade
Chicago Tribune

Very few people in newsrooms and corporate board rooms supported President Donald Trump's tough negotiating tactics on trade. Even fewer ...

Trump Is Right About China Trade
Wall Street Journal

President Trump's tariffs may harm major multinational manufacturing companies that have significant operations in China and companies that import ...


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