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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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Mark Sadd: The art of politics and policy (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Do the hard and necessary work and then get out. Time and again, West Virginia has followed politics down blind alleys to little good. Party loyalty has ...

Letter: Capito can still make the right decision on health care (Gazette)
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

But it is not too late to encourage her tendency to work for the people of West Virginia and America. My dad, who was born and raised in West Virginia, ...

Hino celebrates 10-year manufacturing anniversary
Fleet Equipment Magazine

The Hino Motors Manufacturing facility in Williamstown, W.V., has celebrated its tenth anniversary of medium-duty truck production. This 245,000-sq. ft.

Republicans Divided On West Virginia Gov's Plan To Subsidize Appalachian Coal
The Daily Caller

Republicans Divided On West Virginia Gov's Plan To Subsidize ... Western state Republicans have already come out against West Virginia Gov. ... wanting to avoid another wedge issue amid debates over health care and tax reform.

Daily Mail editorial: What is Hino Motors doing right?
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Like many West Virginia employers, times have been tough for Hino Motor Manufacturing since it opened its Wood County truck assembly plant in ...

Trump on board with coal subsidy, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says
Washington Examiner

Trump on board with coal subsidy, West Virginia Gov. ... The governor of West Virginia is pitching the idea of federal coal subsidies to President ... and expected to be taken up in a tax reform bill, seeks to provide subsidies for coal ...

Women ready for manufacturing careers
Huntington Herald Dispatch

"RCBI is excited to partner on this fast start to prepare women for rewarding, manufacturing jobs right here in West Virginia," said Charlotte Weber, .

Development: Hino's success a model for West Virginia
Parkersburg News

West Virginia is ready to welcome companies into their communities; willing and able to provide the kind of ready-to-learn, ready-to-work employees ...

United States

Who's on and off Trump's manufacturing council? Here's the list.

Several members of President Trump's manufacturing jobs council resigned following what was widely considered an inadequate response from the ...

Manufacturing jobs opening in US, are workers qualified?
Fox Business

$13 billion incentives package for Taiwanese manufacturing giant ... new manufacturing plant highlights the paradox of manufacturing jobs in 2017.

Trump hits back at the CEOs who quit his manufacturing panel
The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into the four business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the ...

High-tech US plants offer jobs even as the laid-off struggle
Fox Business

This is the paradox of American manufacturing jobs in 2017. Donald Trump won the presidency in great measure because he pledged to stop ...

Want a high-paying job? Look for a spot on the assembly line
Fort Worth Star Telegram

But after stints at Pier 1 Imports and Kroger, Rucks decided to try a job in manufacturing, working for Klein Tools in Mansfield. Now, after two years of ...

US Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Tax Reform Legislation forManufacturers
urbanmilwaukee (press release)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced new tax reform legislation to support manufacturers and promote investments ...

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