RCBI to host SkillsUSA manufacturing competitions

April 3, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) once again will host three contests – including the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) event – during the SkillsUSA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Conference April 14 in Bridgeport.

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Women prepared for careers in manufacturing

March 26, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Ten women from the Tri-State are set to graduate from a one-of-a-kind program that prepares them for careers in advanced manufacturing.

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RCBI, SBDC partner to provide direct business assistance

March 12, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has teamed with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to deliver nearly $50,000 in direct assistance to businesses in coal-impacted communities across southern West Virginia.

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Huntington resident joins RCBI as Maker Vault/STEM coordinator

March 12, 2018

The Maker Vault, the public makerspace at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington, has a new director and is expanding hours of operation.

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Alliance to boost government contracting opportunities

March 12, 2018

A new partnership between the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Professional Services of America will expand government contracting opportunities for West Virginia manufacturers.

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RCBI hires specialists for Appalachian Hatchery team

March 12, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) Appalachian Hatchery program announces the addition of seven staff members to its economic development team.

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Small business workshops to focus on federal contracts

Feb. 20, Join us as the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosts a series of free HUBZone workshops across West Virginia.

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Apprenticeship Works expands

Feb. 7, 2018

A nationwide apprenticeship program developed by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) continues to expand and is now serving manufacturers in 12 states.

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RCBI announces awards to stimulate economic diversification

Feb. 6, 2018

Seven Southern West Virginia companies and entrepreneurs have been awarded early-stage funding assistance from the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) to develop new products and expand operations. Five of the seven are coal-mining support businesses seeking to diversify.

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RCBI, SBA to present free business financing workshops

The Robert Byrd Institute (RCBI) in partnership with the West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a series of business financing workshops across southern West Virginia beginning Feb. 15.

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