Navy partners with RCBI on training

Two civilian employees with the U.S. Navy are among the nation’s first Additive Manufacturing Technician apprentices.

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RCBI partners with the MEP at The Ohio State University South Centers

Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is partnering with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at The Ohio State University’s South Centers in Piketon, Ohio, to be a service provider for manufacturers and other businesses in southeast Ohio.

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Expo attracts nearly 80 suppliers hoping to serve manufacturers

RCBI and Advantage Valley joined with the West Virginia Development Office to sponsor an expo June 13 in Hurricane to link small businesses with major West Virginia chemical and polymer manufacturers.

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RCBI awards technology, training to 30 W.Va. schools

In a first-of-its-kind program, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing has placing 3D printers and other technology in more than 30 middle and high schools across West Virginia to spur innovation among agricultural educators and students.

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Ohio manufacturer partners with Apprenticeship Works 

Business owner Linn Yost is cautious about taking on more work than his small staff can handle, so he never advertises, not even with a sign on the Micro Machine Works building in Barlow, Ohio.

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MU student wins prestigious Lockheed Martin scholarship

   Zach Preston, a mechanical engineering student in Marshall University’s College of Information Technology and Engineering, is one of the first-ever recipients of the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship.

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Veterans, troops learn 3D printing through RCBI pre-apprenticeship

May 21, 2019

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is introducing veterans and active duty troops across the globe to careers in Additive Manufacturing – also known as 3D printing.

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RCBI to honor graduates, connect them to job opportunities

RCBI will honor nearly 40 graduates of its programs in the in-demand fields of machinist technology/CNC and welding May 9 during ceremonies at its Huntington Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

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Cognitive Computing workshop to discuss improved productivity

The Robert C Byrd Institute (RCBI) is offering the second of a continuing series of free Industry 4.0 Workshops on April 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at its Huntington Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

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Bill Woodrum named director of EDA University Center

March 28, 2019

Bill Woodrum, director of entrepreneurship at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), is taking on the additional role of director of Accelerate Forward, West Virginia EDA University Center. The mission of the center is to provide research and development tools along with technical assistance to increase business productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, and increase economic diversification.

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