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This past year, West Virginia’s economic growth rate was ranked highest of any state in the country, thanks in part to an uptick of manufacturing across industries and the sustained growth of our natural gas industry.

As we approach national Manufacturing Day, these economic trends are encouraging news, with more opportunities on the horizon offering a promising, bright future for the Mountain State.

Recent developments including China Energy’s plans to invest $83 billion here, the construction of Shell’s ethane cracker in Pennsylvania that will be supplied with West Virginia-produced ethane, Proctor & Gamble’s investments to grow its Martinsburg facility and expansions of Hino and Toyota, further demonstrate West Virginia’s bright manufacturing outlook. And the opportunity for growth doesn’t end there.

WVMA Endorses Legislative, Supreme Court Candidates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. The West Virginia Manufacturers Association has endorsed a bipartisan list of 70 candidates for legislative office and made endorsements in races for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Regarding the legislative races, the mix of incumbents and new candidate endorsements represents those whose political philosophy is aligned with the best interests of West Virginia’s manufacturers, said WMVA President Rebecca McPhail. 

LANCASTER, PA – Armstrong Flooring will participate in this year’s Manufacturing Day by hosting students and business leaders for plant tours and activities in several locations across the U.S. 

Sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturing Day is officially recognized on October 5. Armstrong Flooring, which is the #1 manufacturer of resilient and wood flooring products across North America, is planning activities in:

IMG 3864CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association has honored legislators and industry professionals with its Champions of Industry awards.

“It’s important for us to recognize those elected officials who not only support our policy agenda but go above and beyond to look out for the interests of West Virginia’s manufacturers,” said WVMA President Rebecca McPhail. “Too often legislators hear only the negative from their constituencies. We think highlighting the positive is even more important.”