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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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West Virginia Teachers Explore Firsthand STEM Skills Needed for Today's Jobs
HNN Huntingtonnews.net

West Virginia teachers are working hard to meet this need by improving our ... The panel featured: Jacob Plasters, Engineering Manager, Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV, Rachel Roberts, Unit Leader, Dow Chemical, and Gary Clay, ...

Praxair commences two air separation plants in China
Chemicals Technology

Praxair has started production at two new air separation plants to supply ... will support CNOOC's refinery expansion and downstream chemical production. ... agreement to supply oxygen to US Methanol's new plant in West Virginia.

Creators Wanted: US Manufacturing Gets a Big Lift Thanks to Pfizer

Manufacturers in the United States are experiencing record optimism, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Manufacturers, and ...

PSC begins hearings on utilities plans for tax cut windfall; Appalachian Power sticks by its proposal
West Virginia MetroNews

PSC begins hearings on utilities plans for tax cut windfall; Appalachian ... Mountaineer Gas, West VirginiaAmerican Water, Waste Management and ...

Tariffs Are Having A Chilling Effect On More US Businesses
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Public Broadcasting logo ... Tariffs Are Having A Chilling Effect On More U.S. Businesses ... Chuck McCarthy runs a cold storage meat warehousing business in the port of Wilmington, N.C. ... with the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, which represents the parts makers.

Will China's Appalachian gas investments survive trade fight?
E&E News

Anderson, director of the West Virginia University Energy Institute, has been a point man in negotiations with China Energy Investment Corp. ... chemical manufacturing and underground storage of natural gas liquids," according to ...

Daily Mail editorial: Credit Jay for bringing manufacturing jobs to West Virginia
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Billions of dollars in investment, thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenue later, Jay Rockefeller's impact on West Virginia is strongly felt.

Automakers rely on WV manufacturers, and vice versa (Daily Mail WV)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

“It's not at all your grandfather's manufacturing job,” said Rebecca McPhail, president of the West VirginiaManufacturers Association. “I think there's a ...

Jay Rockefeller: WV Toyota plant is a dream realized (Daily Mail WV)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Twenty years ago, a young man from St. Albans carefully filled out a job application. ... first team member of Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia — where he ... In total, Toyota has expanded its West Virginiaplant nine times.

Ethane is about to crack in Appalachia. Now it needs a market
E&E News

"Ethane is to the chemical industry what flour is to bakers," said Steven ... The Pennsylvania-Ohio-West Virginia bid to build a new petrochemical ...

Champagne Metals acquires assets, equipment from company in West Virginia
Tulsa World

Glenpool-based Champagne Metals has acquired Aluminum Metalworks' equipment and other assets located in Charleston, West Virginia, the ...

Praxair Signs Long-Term Agreement to Supply US Methanol in West Virginia
Markets Insider

U.S. Methanol's West Virginia facility will be a major regional manufacturer benefiting from the abundance of gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale ...

Marc Monteleone: Build more gas-fired power plants in West Virginia (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The cost of electricity is a key component to attracting future manufacturing jobs and West Virginia's high cost of electricity will greatly limit our ability to ...

West Virginia jobless rate dips in June

(AP) — West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has ... WorkForce West Virginia said the number of unemployed state residents fell by ... services, 500 in manufacturing, and 200 in trade, transportation and utilities.

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