Published on May 23, 2012
Five West Virginia Businesses Selected
As INNOVATE West Virginia Companies
HUNTINGTON, W.VA. -- Congressman Nick J. Rahall II; Marshall University President
Stephen J. Kopp; John Maher, Vice President for Research at Marshall University, and Charlotte Weber, Director and CEO of the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), today announced five small manufacturers have been selected as the state's first INNOVATE West Virginia companies.
INNOVATE WV is a program sponsored by Marshall University, Concord University and RCBI and is designed to help entrepreneurs, small businesses and manufacturers in the southern part of the state develop and commercialize new products. As part of the West Virginia EDA University Center partnership, the initiative is funded in part through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
The five companies selected to receive assistance to support their entrepreneurial efforts and develop novel manufacturing ideas are:
• Blue Gold Inc. of White Sulphur Springs
• Carbon Fiber Composites of Ona
• Stinson-Lane LLC of Williamsburg
• Tramco of Williamson
• Vintec Manufacturing LLC of Gauley Bridge