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  • 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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Justrite acquires West Virginia-based Eagle Manufacturing Company
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Established in 1894 and based in Wellsburg, West Virgina, Eagle has experience in industrial safety and material handling products. ... Eddy has been named an executive vice president in the Justrite Safety Group, leading the North American chemical safety business, which will include the Justrite ...

Today's manufacturing requires new job skills
WV News

“For too long, manufacturing has carried the stigma of only offering jobs requiring low-skill and intense labor,” said Rebeccas McPhail, president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA). “Automation and technology have transformed manufacturing, altering the skills needed to operate ...

W.Va. seeing upswing in manufacturing jobs
WV News

And Hino announced it will spend $100 million to expand its truck manufacturing operations in West Virginia, relocating its operations from Williamstown to the former Coldwater Creek distribution center in Parkersburg. The new plant will have about 300 jobs to start, with another 250 jobs to be added by ...

Business news in brief
Huntington Herald Dispatch

"For more than 25 years, RCBI has served West Virginia manufacturers not only by providing technical assistance and expertise, but by helping them become prime contractors and links in the federal supply chain," said Charlotte Weber, RCBI director and CEO. "By partnering with Professional Services ...

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Senator: Tax reform is working for West Virginia
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Tax reform is working, and Americans across the country - including right here in West Virginia-are already seeing the benefits. We're not talking about hypothetical situations or anticipated outcomes. We're talking about real, concrete examples of how the new tax law is helping workers, famili, and small ..

P&G hiring escalates to 900, plant impacts the entire region
WV News

Bowen says P&G's manufacturing plant will have a far-reaching impact on the economy. “Certainly, the establishment of the P&G plant in West Virginia is a major economical boost for the Eastern Panhandle and the entire state,” Bowen said. Bowen said P&G's moving some of its product into West .

Sen. Manchin's storage hub bill approved by Senate committee Thursday
WV News

A regional storage hub could help ensure optimization of domestic energy resources while attracting manufacturing investment and creating jobs, Manchin said. “The Appalachian Storage Hub will allow West Virginia and its neighbors to realize the unique opportunities associated with Appalachia's ...

President of Toyota talks growth at KCDC luncheon
Vincennes Sun Commercial

Sun-Commercial photo by Jess Cohen | Millie Marshall, president of the Princeton Toyota plant, speaks about the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program, a partnership with Vincennes University, that ... She previously served at the helm of a Toyota manufacturing facility in Buffalo, West Virginia.

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