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The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is back on the road with our Made with WV Pride series, making a stop at Pietro Fiorentini in the Northern Panhandle.

In 2018, Pietro Fiorentini opened its first permanent manufacturing operation in the United States for the production of gas pressure regulators and natural gas treatment plants in Weirton, W.Va.

Headquartered in Italy, Pietro Fiorentini is a leader in the production of oil and natural gas products and services, including pressure regulators, metering systems and other components for the natural gas industry specifically designed for American markets. The Weirton factory produces the parts and machinery needed for the drilling operations in the tristate region.

WVMA President Rebecca McPhail joins Max Ambrosi, chief commercial officer, for a tour of the plant to see first-hand what Pietro Fiorentini is making with pride in West Virginia.

West Virginia is home to Homer Laughlin China Company, one of the few remaining large scale china makers in the United States. Founded in 1871 by brothers Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin, the company is best known for its iconic Fiestaware, a colorful collection of dinnerware and accessories.

Created with the simple premise of making quality china at a fair price, that tradition continues today. Join the WVMA and learn more about what’s Made with West Virginia Pride at Homer Laughlin China Company.

Watch the video to join the tour as WVMA President Rebecca McPhail explores the maker of Fiestaware in Newell, WV

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association’s Made with WV Pride series has traveled to Fairmont for a visit at ND Paper, a subsidiary of the Nine Dragons Paper Holding Ltd.

ND Paper operates a recycled pulp mill that has operated in the community since the mid-1990s. ND Fairmont manufactures and distributes recycled pulp used in a wide range of products, from packaging to tissue paper.

With a prime location in north-central West Virginia, the mill has an annual production capacity of approximately 218,000 metric tons and is one of only three in the world that produces air-dried recycled pulp.

ND Paper Fairmont’s general manager, Steve Demyon, takes WVMA President Rebecca McPhail on a tour of their facility and shows her the full production line. 

Industrial safety is the name of the game for Eagle Manufacturing in Wellsburg, W.Va.  The West Virginia Manufacturers Association took a trip to the Northern Panhandle for our newest installment of the Made With WV Pride series to get an up-close view of this 125-year-old company, which joined the Justrite Safety Group in 2018.

Eagle is a founding member of the WVMA and a global leader in producing industrial safety cans, canisters, cabinets and related products. The company and its hard-working employees showcase West Virginia pride around the world with each product.

Watch the video as WVMA President Rebecca McPhail joins Eagle vice president of operations, Dave Harvey, on a tour of the plant in Wellsburg.

Clarksburg has a special neighbor in the community, Stockmeier Urethanes, which is part of the Stockmeier Group. Stockmeier is a nearly century-old, family-owned polyurethane manufacturer with several locations in Europe and a foothold in the United States with its West Virginia plant.

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association traveled to Clarksburg to visit Stockmeier for the latest installment in our Made with WV Pride video series.

WVMA President Rebecca McPhail and Stockmeier President and CEO Chris Martinkat toured the plant to see how a wide variety of products from athletic tracks to specialty foams and gels are made with pride in the Mountain State.