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Charleston, WV (August 6, 2015) – West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) President Rebecca McPhail-Randolph echoed Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's sentiment that the EPA's proposed regulations as announced earlier this week are still unreasonable, unrealistic, and ultimately unattainable for the state.  

"This regulation will be exceptionally difficult, if not impossible for many manufacturers to meet and will increase in energy prices while decreasing electric reliability," McPhail-Randolph said. "Building more efficient power plants, factories, cars and appliances is something our manufactures already strive to do, all of which are leading to lower emissions. At a time when our country needs policies that promote innovation and encourage economic investment that allows our manufacturers to remain competitive, the EPA's proposed regulation appears punitive.

The WVMA will continue to support our state and the manufacturing industry as we fight this rule, and will work with the administration toward a West Virginia-specific plan to keep the Mountain State compliant."

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Environmental regulators in West Virginia must walk two fine lines. One is between air, water and soil quality and the economy. The other, of course, is between what they think is good for the Mountain State and what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency demands. Public hearings on a variety of revisions to environmental . . .

bpchairCharleston, W.Va. – Bob Pepper, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc., presided over his first meeting as the newly elected chair of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) Board of Directors last week. Pepper, a 35-year veteran in automotive parts manufacturing, has been with NGK since 2007, and previously served as director of Manufacturing Administration. He is responsible for all North American manufacturing and OEM/OES distribution, with locations in Irvine, Calif., and Sissonville, W.Va. His experience includes roles with Chrysler, Textron Automotive and Webasto Roof Systems, as well as NGK.

“Manufacturing is on the rise in West Virginia,” said Pepper. “I am pleased to serve as chair of the WVMA as we work toward addressing issues that are critical to industry growth including workforce and education issues, as well as state policy issues that affect manufacturers.” 

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association and DuPont have partnered to host API 570 Piping Inspection Training April 27-May 4.
 
This eight-day course will be presented by Code West at the Belle Community Center, Belle, West Virginia (just 10 minutes east of the WVMA office in Charleston). Registration for WVMA members is $1,495 per individual participant ($1,995 for non-members). This represents a $5,000 savings when compared to Code West's onsite trainings in Texas, AND provides a significant savings on travel related expenses for attendees.
 
To take advantage of this opportunity please reserve your space no later than Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by emailing your name, company, billing address, and phone number to patty@wvma.com. Space is limited so reservations are first-come first-serve.