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

American Chemistry Council Dooley Announces Retirement
WASHINGTON (April 26, 2018) – After leading America’s preeminent trade association representing chemical and plastics manufacturers operating in the United States for over ten years, American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley announced today that he will retire at the end of 2018 when his current contract expires.

The Inter-Mountain

He is a member of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association Board of Directors, and chairperson of the Education Fund Board that drives work force development and education for the association. In addition, Clay serves as the development director for the United Way of Randolph County Board of ...

West Virginia Reaches $2.65M Settlement With Volkswagen

West Virginia has reached a $2.65 million settlement with Volkswagen AG and two of its affiliates in a lawsuit over the automaker's emissions-rigging scandal, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday. Morrisey announced the settlement with Volkswagen and its Audi and Porsche ...

Capito touts success of tax reform during Jane Lew visit Wednesday
WV News

JANE LEW — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., saw the positive impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is having on West Virginia businesses firsthand Wednesday afternoon. While visiting Doss Enterprises, a Jane Lew-based excavation and site development contracting company, Capito spoke with ...

President Trump's Tax Plan Is Working for America
The White House (blog)

In West Virginia, the President spoke with Tony Hodge, a mail carrier, and his wife, Jessica, who said that tax savings are “a big deal for our family.” In Iowa, John Anfinson, a small business owner, was equally pleased, telling the President that revisions to the tax code would ensure his family was “going ...

Rockwool plant in Ranson on track for June groundbreaking
Martinsburg Journal

With the goal of generating long-term economic development, the West Virginia Department of Commerce is financing about $15 million to $18 million ... The Ranson plant's heat-intensive manufacturing process will rely on a new gas pipeline extended into Jefferson County built by Mountaineer Gas Co.

Jamie Van Nostrand: To draw jobs, WV needs ability to give manufacturers a break on electricity
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The sponsors of SB 600 recognized that the competitive economic advantage that West Virginia has long enjoyed due to low-cost electric rates has ... Procter & Gamble, Dow Chemical and Budweiser) have corporate sustainability objectives that require a large portion of their electricity supply to be ...

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