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WVMA Media Minute

Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

West Virginia

Tariffs, like taxes, would hurt West Virginia's economy
WV News

We fondly refer to Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia as the little engine plant that could. Our 1,600 skilled team members proudly build nearly ...

Kanawha County fighting water and electricity hikes
WV News

West Virginia American Water Company was expected to see $11 million in savings, ... But Jeri Matheney, a spokeswoman for Appalachian Power, said the power company was figuring the effects of the tax reformplan into their rate ...

Tom Crouser: Amazingly complex problems with tariffs (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

And do I need remind you that Toyota has a manufacturing plant in Putnam ... Moreover, 21 percent of all manufacturing workers in West Virginia ...

Carpenter announces plans for technology center
Reading Eagle

Last year Carpenter acquired Puris LLC, a West Virginia producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing and advanced technology ...

Chinese energy deal continues to move forward
The Inter-Mountain

Former West Virginia Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher traveled to ... an excuse to build permanent manufacturing facilities within U.S. borders.

Polymer Alliance Zone adds Cabell and Wayne counties
WV News

But had he done so, he would have found himself in a manufacturing industry ... West Virginia's polymers industry is a world leader, and helping that ...

Governor believes China deal will come to fruition despite trade war with China
WV News

“It's to be expected,” West Virginia University Energy Institute Director Brian ... Not long before the Pittsburgh petrochemical conference, Thrasher ...

Daily Mail editorial: In which direction will West Virginia's improved roads lead?
Charleston Gazette-Mail

As today's Daily Mail WV feature stories describe, West Virginia is in the ... Hino Motors Manufacturingannounced it purchased the former Coldwater ...

United States

Chemical Industry Sees Threat to US Jobs in China Trade Spat

The Chemistry Council has a list of 325 manufacturing projects under way in the U.S., representing a cumulative investment of $194.3 billion. If these ...

Manufacturing Job Growth Hits High Point
ThomasNet News

According to NAM (the National Association of Manufacturers), manufacturing has added more than 1.2 million jobs since the Great Recession ended ...

This trade war is a completely different ballgame than others
Business Insider

Are there parallels between the trade wars the US fought with Japan and the trade war the Trump administration is now trying to fight with China?

Tesla, BMW Bypass Trump's Trade War and Score a Win for China

Less than a week into President Donald Trump's trade war with China, global automakers have shown there are ways to bypass the battle -- and ...

Trump is winning the China trade war

President Trump is beating China in a trade war that could soon escalate, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

Letter to the editor: Graduates — why manufacturing is a great career option

Letter to the editor: Graduates — why manufacturing is a great career option ... As with most parts of the U.S., there are more jobs in manufacturing in ...

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