WVMA Media Minute

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

West Virginia

Maryland countertop manufacturer relocates to West Virginia
Baltimore Sun

Countertop Solutions opened its facility in the Eastern Panhandle community of Falling Water earlier this month. The West Virginia Department of ...

West Virginia Senate Committee Leaders Set; Northern Panhandle Representatives Get ...
Wheeling Intelligencer

West Virginia Senate Committee Leaders Set; Northern Panhandle ... Likely high on the list will be education reform and tax reform — something ...

Plans approved for W.Va. warehouse, manufacturing facility
Herald-Mail Media

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 296,000-square-foot facility for warehouse and light-manufacturing uses at the Berkeley Business Park property south of ...

West Virginia legislators look ahead to their next sessions

West Virginia legislators look ahead to their next sessions ... but perhaps tax reform during the upcoming session to make West Virginia more attractive ...

New Hires, Training, and Construction - Procter & Gamble on Track
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia's first Procter and Gamble manufacturing site located in Martinsburg has been accepting job applications since October 2015, and now ...

United States

US manufacturing job openings at 9-year high
NBC2 News

... about 78% of manufacturers are either somewhat, or very, positive about their future outlook, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

The future of manufacturing production and jobsmanufacturing productionis well; manufacturing ...
Manufacturing employment in the US peaked in 1977, and in Indiana in 1973. In most Midwestern manufacturing cities, the peak was in the 1960s.

Manufacturing Matters Even If It Doesn't Create Many Jobs

Manufacturing employment in the U.S. has been on the decline since the late 1970s. Trade with China and other countries has played a role in that, ...

EPA Considers Changing Definition of 'Small' Chemical Company

Current chemical reporting laws exempt companies with less than $4 ... but the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, in addition to creating new processes ...

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan “Manufacturing Universities” Legislation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the ninth manufacturing hub awarded by the Obama Administration, will focus on innovations such as ...

Oregon State University tapped to help make U.S. chemical industries more efficient
Portland Business Journal

Oregon State University is set to play a key role in a new federal effort aimed at improving efficiency in U.S. chemical industries. The university said it ...

ACC and NAFRA Launch "Celebrate Safely" Campaign to Improve Holiday FireSafety
Yahoo Sports

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council's North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA), ...

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