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The adage — you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone— never seemed more appropriate than when COVID-related supply chain challenges hit the United States. Household staples, once an afterthought, were in short supply; none more notable than toilet paper, which became a coveted commodity.

While some manufacturers could quickly ramp up production to meet increased demand, industries with more complex supply chains continue to face inventory shortages with the automotive industry as a prime example.

On the Marshall University campus, there are two buildings that stand side by side. One is the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex Engineering School. The other is the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. They represent two very different West Virginia futures.

As reported by The Herald-Dispatch at the time of his death, Arthur Weisberg served in the U.S. Army with valor in Europe during World War II and graduated from City College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He took a job with Halstead Industries to build a steel mill in New Haven.

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., is being attacked for voting for the Infrastructure Bill. That’s like criticizing someone for having the foresight to fix a hole in his roof before the next storm.

One of the central functions of government is to make sure that the roads, bridges and ports of the country are properly built and maintained. We’ve seen what happened when we didn’t have enough capacity to bring in ships at Los Angeles and elsewhere – ships backed up and cargoes delayed. That slowed down business and made it harder for customers to get the goods they had ordered. It helped drive inflation.

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is transforming its annual conference to reflect modern trends in their industry.

What formerly was known as the Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference now will take place as the 2022 Manufacturing and Energy Growth Summit, or MEGS. The WVMA will hold this annual conference in Wheeling for the first time, giving attendees the opportunity to visit the Northern Panhandle. 

MEGS will take place May 2-3, 2022, at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling.