A tote for the harvest
While hunting in the fall of 2004, Robert Peyton harvested a deer on the top of a mountain in Fayette County, but he couldn’t lift it onto his ATV to take home. He struggled for more than two hours before he finally was able to hoist the deer up and onto the vehicle using the ATV winch and a tree limb.
Marshall University’s RCBI partners with new WV aerospace company
Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is partnering with Novus Aero Development, a newly created West Virginia technology company, to manufacturer a concept aircraft and aerospace components that will enhance the safety and affordability of the general aviation market.
WV company achieves ISO registration
An Apple Grove, W.Va., company has earned registration to a new international standard that will ensure it continues its role as an important link in a long supply chain that connects the company’s innovative product to consumers. M&G Polymers USA achieved ISO 9001: 2015 registration after assistance from RCBI. The new registration transitions the Mason County manufacturer to the updated 2015 version, which strengthens its position in manufacturing and engineering markets.
Entrepreneur launches product with help from RCBI
HUNTINGTON -- For years, Dr. Greg Crews attempted to make a better feed bucket for horses. He found the help he needed to bring his concept to life at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI). Less than two years later, his buckets are being sold across the country, and he’s making plans to expand his product line.
New Quality Registration Opens Doors of Opportunity for Cogar
With implementation assistance from the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), Cogar Manufacturing of Glen White has earned ISO 9001: 2015 certification, which will open new doors and present diversification opportunities in international markets.
Mohawk Industries Expands Apprenticeship Model Developed in Partnership with RCBI
HUNTINGTON — The world’s largest flooring company is taking an apprenticeship model developed in partnership with the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) to corporate sites in more than a dozen states. It is a move borne of necessity for Mohawk Industries.
3D-Printed Cap Giving W.Va. Business a Boost
HUNTINGTON — Established in 2014, Aridea Solutions provides clients with real-time environmental monitoring systems. The company's water quality monitoring system, for example, uses sensors to collect information directly from streams. The solar-powered system sends the data in real time to Aridea, which alerts the Charleston-based company when there is a problem with the quality of the water.
RCBI assists longtime Huntington-based manufacturer
James H. Fletcher launched his company in Chicago in 1937, determined to develop mine technology for both improved productivity and increased safety. The following year the company’s first product — a rubber-tired, battery-powered tractor — debuted at a coal show in Cincinnati. At that time, roof control in coal mines wasn’t much different from what it had been decades earlier. Crews hauled, sawed and lifted massive timbers into place by hand. The advent of machines dramatically changed that.
RCBI Helps Fayette County Business Grow
HUNTINGTON— The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) helped the owners of a small Fayette County company expand their business by tapping Additive Manufacturing, better known as 3D printing. As West Virginia's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, RCBI provides assistance to companies and entrepreneurs so they can take advantage of this innovative technology.
Monroe County Innovator Turns to RCBI for Technical Expertise
HUNTINGTON — Like many successful entrepreneurs, Matt Mann sees opportunity in unexpected places. While accompanying a friend to purchase fabricated stone for his house, Mann had an innovative idea. By taking advantage of technology and expertise at RCBI through its Innovate WV early stage funding initiative, the Monroe County resident has created an inventive, easy-to-install product that is now available coast to coast.