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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.

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Manufacturing Is Unexpectedly Booming in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and ...
Breitbart News

The survey covers manufacturing in the Fed's Fifth District, which includes Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Bad tax policy kills growth
WV News

Well, West Virginia, do we want a strong economy with long-term, ... We have talked about upstream and downstream manufacturing, gas-fired power ...

W.Va. Supreme Court dismisses petitions challenging Jenkins and Armstead appointments

(WSAZ) -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has dismissed ... to work right away restoring the public's trust and confidence on our state's ...

Industry, business leaders hope to avert hike in severance tax
WV News

West Virginia currently levies a 5 percent severance tax on the value of natural ... gas industry in West Virginia is primed to create a manufacturing boom. ... can be kept right here in West Virginia, creating tens of thousands of jobs in ...

West Virginia is open for business!
WV News

In 2017, the number of new business registrations in West Virginia grew ... has experienced over 380 new businesses form in the manufacturing (228), coal ... and attracting diversified industries and high paying jobs to West Virginia.

Navigating tax law changes
Parkersburg News

Tax reform is upon us and the upcoming 2019 filing season, changed by the ... As a former member of the adjunct faculty at West Virginia University at ...

Business group works to pinpoint region's opportunities
Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - West Virginia has the lowest rate of business start-ups in the ... product and parts manufacturing to food and beverage manufacturing, ...

West Virginia is open for business!
WV News

1, 2017 to July 31, 2018, West Virginia has experienced over 380 new businesses form in the manufacturing (228), coal mining (33), oil and gas (111), ...

A life built from underground
Beckley Register-Herald

Roberts' first coal mining job was in a small, West Virginia drift mine with ceilings as ... “The first day of work all you know is what you heard,” Roberts said. ... To his amazement, the older coal miners jumped out and got right to work.

United States

Donald Trump has a point that NAFTA shuttered thousands of plants

How has the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, affected the number of manufacturingplants in the United States since its enactment ...

China raises tariffs on US goods, accuses Donald Trump of "trade bullyism"
CBS News

BEIJING -- China imposed new tariff hikes on U.S. goods on Monday and accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an ...

US Treasury yields rise amid trade tariff developments

U.S. government debt prices slipped into the red on Monday. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was higher at around 3.085 percent ...

Caterpillar leans on old playbook to cope with Trump tariffs

Caterpillar leans on old playbook to cope with Trump tariffs ... and December, though it does not provide a forecast for manufacturing costs in 2018.

Missouri, 10 other states calling for cuts in opioid manufacturing

Josh Hawley and the attorneys general from West Virginia, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska and Utah ...

Trump on global trade: US will no longer tolerate 'abuse'
New York Post

Trump on global trade: US will no longer tolerate 'abuse' ... Unfair trade practices, he continued, cost American manufacturing jobs, before singling out ...

Trump's Tariffs May Hurt, but Quitting China Is Hard to Do
New York Times

Companies are reconsidering where to put their factories as the trade war ... Garment workers earlier this month arriving for their shifts at a factory in ...

Citing Tax Reform, Boeing Unveils $11 Million Investment In STEM Workforce Development

That's why the National Association of ManufacturersManufacturing Institute (MI) is focused like a laser on solving this crisis. Through initiatives like ...

Manufacturing Day 2018 paints much brighter picture for job seekers
Plastics Today

This year, the Manufacturing Institute, the social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers(NAM), and the Plastics Industry Association ...

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