Many of the challenges facing West Virginia-area manufacturers are typical of those faced by manufacturing businesses worldwide, including the need to improve products, processes and overall competitiveness in response to persistent marketplace pressures.
Hundreds of members of our manufacturing community have come together to network, communicate, coordinate, and collectively improve their game.
Think of the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center as an extension of your business, not just for technical support which we have in spades, but also for connections to sales and supplier opportunities. Here are some ways we help.
Supply Chain Support
Would you like to get your business into a new supply chain? Who wouldn’t, right!?!
We regularly field requests from companies to help them source new suppliers and conversely, recommend opportunities for companies to pursue.
Supply Chain Expo
With our partners at the WV Development Office and Advantage Valley, we routinely host supply chain expos with large companies in our region to match them up with smaller businesses that want to get their foot in the door.
We’ve facilitated hundreds of one-on-one sales meetings that often lead to new contracts between large primes and local small businesses that offer products and services they need.
Government Contracting & Procurement
Navigating the world of government contracting can be complicated. Let us help!
We work closely with the US Small Business Administration, Regional Contracting Assistance Center (PTAC), and procurement officers for the military and government agencies.
The Business-to-Business Marketplace is an online clearinghouse made up of more than 1000 members of the West Virginia and Tri-State manufacturing community.
Most of the members are manufacturers that see the benefits of coming together, collaborating, interconnecting and being an integral part of a new, dynamic, electronic supply chain.
Because most members have unique strengths and capabilities that are complementary to others, by collaborating they can experience winning opportunities.
At RCBI, we approach workforce development in a variety of ways. We offer registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships through our national Apprenticeship Works program to help employers with succession planning. Our Education and Training offerings include Customized Training and Manufacturing Fast Track and Open Enrollment options to help employees maintain or improve their skills. And we train tomorrow’s workforce through our Career Skills programs which include Machinist Technology/CNC and Welding Technology Programs.
Learn more about how the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (formerly RCBI) connects small businesses to major manufacturers.