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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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Mylan Pharmaceuticals co-founder Don Panoz dies at 83
WV Metro News

MORGANTOWN — In 1961, Don Panoz picked up the phone and called an old Army buddy with a bent for business ...

WV Senate rejects plea deal, motions to dismiss articles of impeachment
WV Gazette
The West Virginia Senate on Tuesday killed a plea deal for Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justice Beth Walker, setting the stage for four separate state Supreme Court impeachment trials before the end of the year.

Mason County hemp operation ordered to cease
Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order forcing a Mason County, West Virginia, ...

WV: Chamber Leaders See Growth for Raleigh County Via Airport

Cecil Underwood were instrumental in getting funds to complete an access road at the airport, sponsoring national as well as international companies ...

Vacancies create concern for W.Va. Department of Commerce
The Dominion Post

West Virginia has been without a secretary for the Department of ... Rebecca McPhail, president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, said ...

O'Neal: 'Better days ahead'
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

First of all you are trying to reach out to existing companies, and help them to ... Some of those incentives are tax breaks, and tax credits for jobs being ... as a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from Raleigh ...

WV's storied forests a continuously renewable resource (Daily Mail WV)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

A 2005 study put the West Virginia forest industry at the $4 billion mark. ... Gaston Caperton, bought a struggling furniture manufacturer in Berkeley ...

PolitiFact: It's mostly accurate US manufacturing jobs have been on a roll
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Have manufacturing jobs been on the rise more quickly than in two ... The West Virginia Republican Party touted gains in manufacturing employment ...

Metal Plant to Bring New Jobs and Investment

Ravenswood prides itself in manufacturing and believes this will allow West Virginia as a whole to excel in long-term investment and job growth.

WV electricity customers to save thanks to tax cuts, US Chamber analysis says
WV News

CHARLESTON — A new analysis from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Energy Institute estimates that the Republicans' plan to cut taxes last ...

United States

US chemical investments linked to affordable gas surpass $200 billion
Oil & Gas Journal

US chemical investments linked to affordable gas surpass $200 billion ... formations has surpassed $200 billion, the American Chemistry Council said.

Stalled trade talks with China could delay, derail key methanol project

The American Chemistry Council, which strongly opposes tariffs and is aggressively lobbying against extending the 25 percent levy to an additional ..

Expert: Digitally transforming the manufacturing workforce

Forward-thinking leadership teams are developing their workforce upskilling strategy—a task that has historically been the responsibility of HR—as an ...

NAM and Walmart join forces for Manufacturing Day
Modern Materials Handling

The Manufacturing Institute, the social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and Walmart are joining forces to educate ...

US Chemical Production on an Uptrend: 5 Stocks to Scoop Up

U.S. Chemical Production on an Uptrend: 5 Stocks to Scoop Up ... according to the recent monthly report from the American Chemistry Council ("ACC") ...

INSIGHT: Third round of US-China tariffs to hit China finished plastics exports hardest

... three targets another $8.8bn in US exports of these products, and $16.3bn in China exports, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

Manufacturing jobs are better jobs
Financial Times

We're reading Fear, Bob Woodward's book on the Trump White House, and we're having trouble figuring out who the good guys are. Certainly Mr ...

Tool Kit Aims to Draw Interest in Equipment Manufacturing Jobs
Construction Equipment

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have developed a workforce development tool kit for use in recruiting, aiming to help attract ...

How can we retain manufacturing jobs in the US?
Allentown Morning Call

Schutt Reconditioning is closing its Palmer Township plant that employed more than 100 workers, and some of the work is moving to Mexico.

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