November events to highlight benefits of apprenticeship

Oct. 29, 2020

RCBI is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2020 by presenting several webinars that highlight the value of collaboration in building the manufacturing workforce.

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RCBI announces WV Makes Festival award winners

Oct. 28, 2020

Innovators of all ages were awarded top honors in the Robert C. Byrd Institute’s 2020 West Virginia Makes Festival Design Challenge and People’s Choice Awards.

 

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Webinars highlight manufacturing apprenticeships

October 28, 2020

RCBI is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2020 by presenting several webinars that highlight the value of collaboration in building the manufacturing workforce.

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RCBI help enables company to secure new contracts 

Sept. 29, 2020

Dixon Electrical Systems & Contracting, a successful Huntington-based business, has been serving clients across six states for more than 20 years. During that time, the full-service company has grown and now employs more than 65 people to serve its residential, commercial and industrial clients.

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WV businesses honored for exporting to new countries

Aug. 27, 2020

Thirty West Virginia companies that grew their business by exporting a good or service to a new country last year were recognized by state officials in a virtual ceremony Aug. 26.

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Collaboration Offers Workforce Solution

A partnership between Pellissippi State Community College and the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) led to a new registered apprenticeship program at a Tennessee company.

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Expo to connect businesses to manufacturing supply chain at Constellium

Aug. 12, 2020

The Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University and Advantage Valley in conjunction with American Electric Power (AEP) and the West Virginia Development Office will sponsor a Virtual Supply Chain Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. to link businesses with Constellium, a major West Virginia manufacturer that serves aerospace, defense, transportation, marine, and other industrial markets.

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Timely webinar to explain new process of automotive audits

Join the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. as we host a one-hour webinar featuring expert tips and insights about what to expect during an IATF 16949: 2016 monitoring audit by your certification body.

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EDA award will bolster RCBI ability to deliver economic assistance

July 29, 2020

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been awarded $300,000 by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to boost its capacity to support regional economic development in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RCBI to help launch 15 agribusinesses in southern WV

July 14, 2020

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been awarded a $50,000 Rural Business Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grow the maple syrup industry in economically challenged areas of southern West Virginia.

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