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Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginians for Manufacturing Jobs (WVMJ) PAC with consultation from West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) announces endorsements for the 2020 West Virginia Primary. These endorsements convey the support of the WVMJ PAC and the manufacturing industry for West Virginia Primary races. The WVMJ PAC will conduct candidate surveys and additional analysis when determining endorsements for 2020 General Election. Incumbents who received a score of 80 percent or better on legislation aimed at improving manufacturing in West Virginia and demonstrate the ability  to representing West Virginia in a positive way are included in primary endorsements.

“We want to recognize legislators and candidates who demonstrate an exceptional understanding of the importance of the growth of manufacturing to our state’s economy,” said Rebecca McPhail, President of the WVMJ PAC and West Virginia Manufacturers Association. “As our state faces unprecedented economic challenges, it is more important than ever to look ahead and support candidates who can most effectively lead our state to a strong economic future at every level.” 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Proving that manufacturers can adapt to any challenge, the West Virginia Manufacturers Association held its ninth annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC) in the midst of a global pandemic – thanks to video conferencing technology.

The conference, originally slated for April 20-21 in Morgantown, instead was staged via video conference over a three-week period that concluded May 5.

“When the coronavirus emergency really hit the U.S. in March, we had to find a new way to make MMDC happen. Thankfully, the WVMA leadership and our sponsors were committed to this event,” said WVMA President Rebecca McPhail. “It is vitally important for us all to continue focusing on West Virginia’s natural gas industry and the downstream development and manufacturing opportunities it presents.” 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke with members of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) on a teleconference call to provide an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. During the call, Senator Capito heard from manufacturers about their concerns, answered questions, and provided an update on how the third coronavirus relief package—which passed the Senate Wednesday evening—will aid them during this uncertain time.

“Whether large or small, manufacturers in West Virginia will find relief in the Phase Three deal. There’s no question the coronavirus has taken a hit on our economy, and West Virginia businesses are feeling the effects. We want to make sure employers and employees have the resources they need to rebound and stay connected through this uncertain time, and that’s exactly what the recent relief package we passed will do,” Senator Capito said. “I thank the WVMA for taking the time to discuss with me their concerns and needs, and for their willingness to step up to produce needed supplies during this time.”

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Manufacturers Association is applauding an impactful donation to the fight against coronavirus from one of its member companies.

ND Paper has donated 1,500 Tyvek suits and 30,000 surgical masks to West Virginia health care providers who are on the front lines of testing and treating citizens for the COVID-19 virus.

“ND Paper is showcasing the best of what manufacturers have to offer America during this time of need. This donation will help protect those workers who are working tirelessly to keep the rest of us safe,” said WVMA President Rebecca McPhail.