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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 Teachers Explore Firsthand STEM Skills Needed for Today's Jobs

West Virginia teachers are working hard to meet this need by improving our ... The panel featured: Jacob Plasters, Engineering Manager, Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV, Rachel Roberts, Unit Leader, Dow Chemical, and Gary Clay, ...

Praxair commences two air separation plants in China
Chemicals Technology

Praxair has started production at two new air separation plants to supply ... will support CNOOC's refinery expansion and downstream chemical production. ... agreement to supply oxygen to US Methanol's new plant in West Virginia.

Creators Wanted: US Manufacturing Gets a Big Lift Thanks to Pfizer

Manufacturers in the United States are experiencing record optimism, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Manufacturers, and ...

PSC begins hearings on utilities plans for tax cut windfall; Appalachian Power sticks by its proposal
West Virginia MetroNews

PSC begins hearings on utilities plans for tax cut windfall; Appalachian ... Mountaineer Gas, West VirginiaAmerican Water, Waste Management and ...

Tariffs Are Having A Chilling Effect On More US Businesses
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Public Broadcasting logo ... Tariffs Are Having A Chilling Effect On More U.S. Businesses ... Chuck McCarthy runs a cold storage meat warehousing business in the port of Wilmington, N.C. ... with the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, which represents the parts makers.

Will China's Appalachian gas investments survive trade fight?
E&E News

Anderson, director of the West Virginia University Energy Institute, has been a point man in negotiations with China Energy Investment Corp. ... chemical manufacturing and underground storage of natural gas liquids," according to ...

Daily Mail editorial: Credit Jay for bringing manufacturing jobs to West Virginia
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Billions of dollars in investment, thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenue later, Jay Rockefeller's impact on West Virginia is strongly felt.

Automakers rely on WV manufacturers, and vice versa (Daily Mail WV)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

“It's not at all your grandfather's manufacturing job,” said Rebecca McPhail, president of the West VirginiaManufacturers Association. “I think there's a ...

Jay Rockefeller: WV Toyota plant is a dream realized (Daily Mail WV)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Twenty years ago, a young man from St. Albans carefully filled out a job application. ... first team member of Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia — where he ... In total, Toyota has expanded its West Virginiaplant nine times.

Ethane is about to crack in Appalachia. Now it needs a market
E&E News

"Ethane is to the chemical industry what flour is to bakers," said Steven ... The Pennsylvania-Ohio-West Virginia bid to build a new petrochemical ...

Champagne Metals acquires assets, equipment from company in West Virginia
Tulsa World

Glenpool-based Champagne Metals has acquired Aluminum Metalworks' equipment and other assets located in Charleston, West Virginia, the ...

Praxair Signs Long-Term Agreement to Supply US Methanol in West Virginia
Markets Insider

U.S. Methanol's West Virginia facility will be a major regional manufacturer benefiting from the abundance of gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale ...

Marc Monteleone: Build more gas-fired power plants in West Virginia (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The cost of electricity is a key component to attracting future manufacturing jobs and West Virginia's high cost of electricity will greatly limit our ability to ...

West Virginia jobless rate dips in June

(AP) — West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has ... WorkForce West Virginia said the number of unemployed state residents fell by ... services, 500 in manufacturing, and 200 in trade, transportation and utilities.

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