National Foundation bolsters RCBI 3D Printing/Maker Camps
Jan. 29, 2018
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) once again has received support for its popular series of 3D Printing & Maker Camps from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association.
IoT workshop kicks off series for manufacturers
Jan. 29, 2019
The next industrial revolution is underway, and emerging technologies are the driving forces. Don’t get left behind. Learn how you can achieve a strategic advantage by embracing innovative new approaches to transform your business.
Marcellus & Manufacturing Conference set for April 8-9
The West Virginia Manufacturers will host its 8th Annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference on April 8-9 at the Marriott Waterfront Place in Morgantown. It isn’t too early to make your plans and to take advantage of special early registration rates.
RCBI machinist grad earns 10 national certifications
Jan. 29, 2019
Roger Craft of Scott Depot has become the first Machinist Technology/CNC student at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) to earn 10 certifications from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) – on the first try.
Bluefield business incubator set to open in March
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
After nearly seven months of construction, the new Bluefield Commercialization Station soon will be ready for occupancy. Located in the old freight station on Bluefield Avenue, the $2.5 million project is designed to serve as a business incubator focusing on manufacturing and entrepreneurship.
RCBI offering SolidWorks courses
January 17, 2019
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is offering SolidWorks Essential courses at each of its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers.
Cosco joins RCBI as Communications Specialist
Marketing and public relations veteran Kathy Cosco has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) as Communications Specialist. As part of the Public Information team, Cosco will boost efforts to increase awareness of the innovative solutions and leading-edge technology RCBI provides to entrepreneurs, businesses and advanced manufacturers.
Logan manufacturer secures federal HUBZone certification
December 14, 2018
MRS Manufacturing of Holden has become the first small business in Logan County to earn its federal HUBZone certification. The designation qualifies the company for federal set-aside contracts and ensures a price preference when it competes for open government contracts.
Apprenticeship Works expands to Kentucky
November 27, 2018
A national apprentice program is helping Kentucky manufacturers tackle their workforce needs through registered apprenticeship programs.
The sky’s the limit for our regional aerospace industry
By Charlotte Weber
Next time you’re cruising in an aircraft at 35,000 feet, consider this: The engines humming outside your window may include parts manufactured right here in West Virginia, Ohio or Kentucky. Or the wings keeping your plane aloft may just as easily have been made by Tri-State manufacturers.