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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

Hino's Williamstown plant celebrates 10 years
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

“In total, West Virginia has achieved a 500 percent increase in production ... “We'd been reducing manufacturing jobs, and unemployment had been ...

Justice talks teamwork with GOP legislative leaders Carmichael, Armstead
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Meanwhile, West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee said Monday ... That's how we got around to the whole discussion of tax reform.”.

WV legislator pushes bill to recall politicians
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

“This is basically saying that any elected official in the state of West Virginia who is not living up to their promises and doing right by the people, the ...

Manchin one of three Democratic senators not to sign tax-reform stance
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

“The bottom line is, if it doesn't help West Virginia, it doesn't make sense to me, and just because there's an election doesn't mean I sign on or don't ...

Joe Manchin: 'I don't give a s--t' if I win re-election
Washington Examiner

"The bottom line is, if it doesn't help West Virginia, it doesn't make sense to me ... Republicans are pushing to have tax reform passed by Thanksgiving.

Are Competitive Electric Rates a Thing of the Past?
Wheeling Intelligencer

In that same period, West Virginia's industrial and manufacturing rates have increased by over 80 percent, and have doubled since earlier in the last ...

Low-cost electricity will bring manufacturing to America, big coal producer Robert Murray says
Fox Business

Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray said he met with President Trump on Thursday during the rally in Huntington, West Virginia. He told FOX Business ..

W.Va. GOP Shares Mixed Reactions to Justice Flip
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

"Many of his agenda items have been smaller government, lower taxes, lower ... Both pushed to drastically cut West Virginia's personal income tax to incite ... compromise with Justice and Senate Republicans on tax reform initiatives ...

Jobs for the New Appalachian Economy
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Stream restoration work in progress on an old mining site in West Virginia. ... Our executive producer is Jesse Wright, who also edited this show.

United States

Manufacturing Adds 16000 Jobs in July
Advanced Manufacturing

US manufacturing added 16,000 jobs last month, with makers of durable goods doing the heavy lifting. The durable goods sector added 13,000 jobs ...

EPA report shows economic growth, environmental rules can co-exist

Ross Eisenberg, vice president of Energy and Resources policy for the National Association of Manufacturers, agrees the Clean Air Act has been ...

EPA Eliminates New Chemical Backlog; Commits to Improvements to NewChemical Safety Reviews
The National Law Review

The press release also announces improvements to new chemical safety reviews, which include operating principles, improvement of EPA's Toxic ...

Manufacturing Jobs At Highest Level Since Obama Inauguration
NewsBlaze (registration) (blog)

How many Americans realize that manufacturing jobs in the United States hit their highest level since Barack Obama was inaugurated president in ...

Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion factory in the US

Toyota and Mazda have announced plans to build a $1.6 billion manufacturing plant in the United States that will create as many as 4,000 jobs.

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