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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.

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

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

West Virginia editorial roundup
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Last week's big announcement of a potential $83.7 billion investment from a China-owned energy companyfor shale gas and chemical manufacturing ...

China signs deals with Alaska, West Virginia for shale gas
northamericanshalemagazine.com

China signs deals with Alaska, West Virginia for shale gas ... chemical manufacturing and storage (underground) of natural gas liquids and derivatives ...

Chinese firm makes $83.7 billion agreement to invest in W.Va.
Morgan Messenger

Chinese firm makes $83.7 billion agreement to invest in W.Va. ... of shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia.

Daily Mail editorial: No longer business as usual in the oil patch
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... billion investment from a China-owned energy company for shale gas and chemical manufacturingprojects in West Virginia — assuming any or part ...

Basin to see bulk of investment
Martins Ferry Times Leader

“We need to thank the governor … for making sure West Virginia was not left behind. ... Work on some of these sites could begin soon. ... It is a matter of taking those materials and manufacturing things used by consumers every day, ...

WV officials offer few details on China deal
Huntington Herald Dispatch

However, West Virginia Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said the ... on power generation, chemical manufacturing and underg

Mooney confident Congress can pass tax reform
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia Second District Congressman Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) ... the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have presented tax reform ...

Given health care debate, whom to trust on taxes?
Beckley Register-Herald

Further, according to a 2017 report from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, ... They are, after all, public servants – to West Virginians. ... reason to question their policy intentions, no fear, they are now debating tax reform.

Let's not waste an opportunity to keep energy dominance
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

Almost 11 bcf/d of new takeaway capacity from West Virginia is detailed in Forbes ... These new plants will revitalize the manufacturing sector in their regions, help create ... West Virginia can lead our nation to energy dominance.

Chinese investment could begin to pay off within a year, Thrasher: 'We're going full steam ahead ...
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

... Corporation to invest in West Virginia's shale gas and chemical industries, one of ... to develop the gas and petrochemical industry in West Virginia.

Tyler County mentioned as possible natural gas storage site
Parkersburg News

Ltd. to invest $83.7 billion over 20 years in West Virginia with the focus on power generation, chemical manufacturing and underground storage of ...

Steve Roberts: State Chamber's vision for the 2018 Legislature
Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia is one of only seven states that taxes tangible business ... Our Legislature must consider tax reform that would reduce or eliminate this ...

Sen. Manchin talks future of W.Va. energy industry with local workers
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

Manchin discussed the future of West Virginia's energy industry, ... topics ranging from health-care coverage to industry safety standards to tax reform.

Business Leader Patrick Ford: Weirton An Ideal Site For Ethane Cracker Plant
Wheeling Intelligencer

According to West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher, the China Energy plan is to focus on chemical manufacturing and underground ...


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