Five West Virginia Businesses Selected as INNOVATE West Virginia Companies

Congressman Nick J. Rahall II, Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp, John Maher, Vice President for Research at Marshall University, and Charlotte Weber, Director and CEO of the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), today announced five small manufacturers have been selected as the state’s first INNOVATE West Virginia companies.

Jerry Jefferson Joins RCBI

May 17, 2012

HUNTINGTON -- Jerry Brian Jefferson of Ona, W.Va., has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) as a CNC Machinist and Technical Trainer.

Cathy Burns Returns to Huntington in Workforce Development at RCBI

April 26, 2012

HUNTINGTON -- Cathy Burns has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing in workforce development, assigned to the RCBI Huntington Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

RCBI Quality Director Captures Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

April 25, 2012

Erica Cheetham, Director of Quality Services at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), has successfully completed the Web-Leveraged Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University.

RCBI Presents Innovation Showcase at Rocket Center

April 24, 2012

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is joining with MSC Industrial Supply Co. to present an Innovation Showcase at the RCBI Rocket Center Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center on Wednesday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

NASA, RCBI, and MU Continue Nanotechnology Seminars

March 27, 2012

The third in a series of Nanotechnology Seminars is scheduled April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott. The NASA-sponsored seminar will focus on important building blocks in green nanotechnology and their implications in the development and manufacture of nanomedical products and therapies.

RCBI Schedules Information Sessions on Machining Skills Training Programs

March 8, 2012

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) has scheduled information sessions to showcase both its nationally certified Machinist Technology Program and CNC Specialist Program to prospective students at its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, Bridgeport and Rocket Center.

StartUp WV Manufacturing Program Announces First Class of Entrepreneur Awardees

March 5, 2012

Offering the tools and technical assistance to take an entrepreneur’s idea from concept to prototype with the goal of creating jobs for West Virginians, the StartUp WV Manufacturing program today announced its first class of seven awardees during a press conference at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) on Marshall University’s South Charleston campus, organization

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RCBI Assists Students with Robotic Projects

February 23, 2012

Dozens of West Virginia middle school and high school students are busily designing, building and programming robots to perform complex tasks, and mentors and sponsors such as the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) are assisting them.

Innovate WV Accepting Registration for Manufacturing Assistance

February 9, 2012

Registration is now open for a new program designed to help entrepreneurs, small businesses and manufacturers get their products to market.