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

West Virginia

Balzout co-founder Scott Cable dies at 54
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Scott Cable, who co-founded Kanawha Valley-based apparel company ... He graduated from West VirginiaUniversity and started Charleston-based ...

WV legislators close special session
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Prior to, and well after, Justice presented second budget bill, lawmaker spent the special session debating tax reform measures to support the budget.

Gazette editorial: Tax cut dressed as health 'reform'
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Gazette editorial: Tax cut dressed as health 'reform' ... Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, hasn't yet said whether she will support the GOP plan to ...

Del. Eric Nelson: The real story behind the state budget (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Jim Justice has allowed the constitutionally required West Virginia budget for ... To replace the lost revenue from lower income taxes, the Senate plan ... was consumed by the Senate's effort to implement tax reforminto balancing the ...

Braskem to Build “Largest” Polypropylene Line in Americas
Powder Bulk Solids

Braskem's new line will have a production capacity of 450 kt/yr upon ... six production plants in the U.S. in Texas, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

National Energy Technology Library Vital to W.Va. Future
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Currently, almost all the REEs used in manufacturing are exported, from China. NETL has 15 ... NETL's success is indeed vital to West Virginia's future.

Editorial: Other than roads plan, budget accomplishes little
Huntington Herald Dispatch

The budget passed by the West Virginia legislature for the fiscal year ... Although tax reform seemed to be the byword for all parties involved, they ...

Wheeling-Nisshin honored for safety
The Steubenville Herald-Star

Wheeling-Nisshin Inc. was presented the 2017 BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co. and the West Virginia Manufacturers Association's Safety Award for ...

International company coming to area
Martinsburg Journal

West Virginia is honored to be selected as the site of the first U.S. manufacturing facility for TeMa Technologies and Materials,” said Secretary of ...

United States

New study projects 2 million more natural gas related jobs by 2040
Pittsburgh Business Times

A new study released Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute predicted two million new jobs coming from the natural gas industry by 2040.

If Foxconn builds a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, it won't be what many expect
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry is looking to automation to keep productivity ... Bottom line: These are not your fathers' manufacturing jobs.

Donald Trump to call for US dominance in global energy production
The Sydney Morning Herald

Donald Trump to call for US dominance in global energy production .... who helped propel Mr Trump to victory with wins in Pennsylvania, West Virginia ...

WSJ: US Fracking Revolution Revives American Plastics Industry

“The American Chemistry Council predicts it will add $294 billion to U.S. economic output and 462,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2025, though ...

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