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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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JCDA addresses company details in press release
Martinsburg Journal

Our controlled emissions from manufacturing are well within the stringent limits set by the West VirginiaDepartment of Environmental Protection.

Women in Manufacturing® Association Announces 2018 Board of Directors
Business Wire (press release)

Veronica Braker, Vice President of Operations, BASF, Wyandotte, MI; Leah Curry, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Buffalo, WV ...

McKinley remains confident in China Energy deal
WV News

Former West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher and China Energy President Lin Wen signed a ... to go toward projects focusing on power generation, chemical manufacturing and underground storage of natural gas ...

Rep. David McKinley: The President is doing what he said he was going to do

President Donald Trump signed the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of ... on his website, in an effort to see how tax reform is affecting West Virginians. "The consumer confidence in West Virginia and for the country at large, ...

What's next for West Virginia? Commerce keeps plugging away while searching for the next big thing
WV News

Procter & Gamble, perhaps West Virginia's biggest industrial success story, recently announced plans to close two U.S. manufacturing plants and ...

West Virginia delegate traveling to Taiwan this week
The News Tribune

West Virginia Delegate Joshua Higginbotham is traveling to Taiwan on a trade promotion trip this week. The House said in a news release that the ...

Vice president visits West Virginia for 'Tax Cuts to Put America First' event

One of the panelists, Chris Miller, owns several car dealerships across West Virginia and Ohio, employing hundreds. Miller said the tax reform has ...

Official: Machining program a path to high-paying jobs
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Official: Machining program a path to high-paying jobs ... "You will find opportunities for employment in manufacturing plants, private machine shops ...

United States

Major Car Exporters Said to Plan Meeting Amid US Tariff Threat

Two officials said participants will explore the possibility of an international accord to cut tariffs on cars, although two other officials said this was not ...

China tariff plan slammed by chemical industry
Chemical & Engineering News

But a 25% import tariff that the U.S. is preparing to impose on fluoropolymers and other products from China threatens Daikin's plan. “Without the ...

Global chemical production expands during June, ACC says

Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) show that the global ...

US Considers Higher Tariffs on $200 Billion in Chinese Imports

The Trump administration is considering more than doubling its planned tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to ...

US House passes $716 billion defense bill targeting Chinese investments, tech
The Japan Times

Additionally, in an action largely targeted at China, it also strengthens the Committee on Foreign Investmentin the United States (CFIUS), which ...

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