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W.Va. businesses ready to store, use ethane
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Eagle Manufacturing produces industrial safety and hazardous material handling products. Its customers are contractors, manufacturers, fabricators, ...

WVU president commits to economic leadership
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Photo courtesy of West Virginia University WVU President E Gordon Gee address ... WVU, in conjunction with Marshall University and the West Virginia ... resources to capture downstream oil and gas manufacturing, specifically in ...

DEP says water quality changes still 'up in the air'
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Passage of the first piece of legislation, HB 2506, gave the West Virginia Manufacturers Association and other industry groups a long-sought victory ...

Company's goal: bring 100000 jobs to MOV within 8 years
Morgan County Herald

Company's goal: bring 100,000 jobs to MOV within 8 years ... plan to bring an estimated 100,000 manufacturing jobs, over the next eight years, to the ... That is Ohio's, Pennsylvania's and West Virginia'sgas that Virginia will be using!

Opinion: Road Bond Will Bring Immediate Benefits
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

... begun stripping needless regulations off the books, and passed a right-to-work law to ... But earlier this year, the Legislature did give West Virginia citizens the ... If we approve the $1.6 billion bond, we can get to work immediately.

Tom Crouser: Good economic news for WV has constraints (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

In the fourth quarter of 2016, West Virginia's economy expanded at a 1.9 ... At the same time, coal production in West Virginia has jumped 31 percent ...

WV Business & Industry Council: Bond means better roads, more jobs, greater opportunity
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

That's what West Virginia stands to gain by passing the Roads to Prosperity road bond referendum Oct. 7. ... On behalf of the West Virginia Business and Industry Council, representing manufacturing, coal, retail, farming, hospitals, ...

Guest editorial (Wheeling): Path to recovery still rocky in West Virginia
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Guest editorial (Wheeling): Path to recovery still rocky in West Virginia ... Clearly, tax reform should be on their agenda — and any consideration of tax ...

WV congressional delegation split on debt ceiling, Harvey aid vote
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

West Virginia's congressional delegation split on a vote to temporarily ... without meaningful tax reform, but when it was coupled with relief for people ...

Proposed ethane storage hub can add security to its list of advantages

Noting that ethane “could be the most important petrochemical on the .... to find a home in Ohio or West Virginia than Western Pennsylvania, the final ...

Sen. Joe Manchin: Opportunity Abounds in the Northern Panhandle
Wheeling Intelligencer

Noting Pietro Fiorentini and Bidell locating operations to Weirton, Manchin said it shows companies and investors are paying attention to West Virginia ...

Manchin calls Pennsylvania cracker plant 'renaissance of opportunity'
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Va., said construction of an ethane cracker in Western Pennsylvania is ... We need to get tax reform done, we need to get infrastructure down, we need ...

Daily Mail editorial: Welcome US Methanol
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

A chemical manufacturing company is disassembling a plant at a foreign ... here creates approximately 300 temporary construction jobs, Garland reported. ... US Methanol's relationship with West Virginia is expected to expand ...

Roadmap for growth
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Plastics and chemical manufacturing, cybersecurity, tourism and automotive assembly are all sectors where West Virginia can create jobs and better ...

Scarbro to lead RCBI's Appalachian Hatchery
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Scarbro will lead a team working in the 20 southernmost West Virginia ... in advanced manufacturing to communities across southern West Virginia.

Letter: Better roads equal better opportunity (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

That's what West Virginia stands to gain by passing the Roads to Prosperity road bond referendum on Saturday, October 7. ... On behalf of the West Virginia Business & Industry Council, representing manufacturing, coal, retail, ...

Ground Broken for Methanol Plant in West Virginia
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Chief Executive Frank Bakker has said the company will provide methanol as feedstock for the chemical industry in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern ...

Ranson preps for $15 million in infrastructure
Martinsburg Journal

The Denmark-based company plans to start manufacturing residential and ... West Virginia officials have agreed to provide state funds to pay the entire cost of ... the state and Roxul has not been completed for the construction work.

Business Index shows continued growth of state economy
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia University economist says a trend has developed in the ... “Jobs in the chemical industrychemical manufacturing–that could be a total ...

United States

ACC reaffirms outline for NAFTA modernisation

... labeling requirements, and collaborating on risk-based assessments for priority chemicals, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) said on Tuesday.

Manufacturers forecast biggest quarterly hiring growth since mid-2000s recession
HR Dive

Employers in the manufacturing industry are expecting the strongest hiring ... The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) predicts that U.S. ...

US Paves the Way for More Self-Driving Cars
Electronic Design

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in 2014 ... Establish NHTSA safetyassessment certification for manufacturers.

Fixing the skills gap isn't as hard as you think
Crain's Chicago Business

It's Anna DeRango's job to staff a factory that employs 130 people in Noble Square. But even though the number of unfilled manufacturing jobs is ...

Jagler: Briggs & Stratton defies herd by bringing jobs back to US
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jagler: Briggs & Stratton defies herd by bringing jobs back to U.S. ... (2) U.S. manufacturing jobs are being replaced by robotics and automation.


(Source: MFGDay) It's a way for manufacturers to bring the skilled labor shortage to the forefront and to collectively work to bring a new generation of ...

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