WVU Industrial Extension

The WVU Industrial Extension is West Virginia’s official representative of the NIST/MEP National Network, a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. WVUIE helps West Virginia manufactures reach their full potential by providing the insight and education they need to stay profitable in global markets.

About

The WVU Industrial Extension is part of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, based in the Mining and Industrial Extension Department at West Virginia University. WVU Industrial Extension is also West Virginia’s official representative of the NIST/MEP National Network, a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. This unique arrangement provides the WVU Industrial Extension the opportunity to support the manufacturing community from a national, state and local level.

The WVU Industrial Extension is focused on helping small and mid-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy.

As technologies change, we stay current on manufacturing trends and build new service offerings. We act as a bridge between our clients and our economic development partners, industry focused agencies and third-party providers. Our relationships greatly increase the level of support we can provide and accelerates the access to the services of our partners. Understanding customers, business partners and colleagues is essential to organizational success. We maximize the use of technology to stay connected and share information while working remotely so that we can reach every manufacturer in the state.

With nearly 100 years of combined manufacturing experience from various industries, the WVUIE is focused on helping small and mid-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy. We understand that every company is different. Each company has its own culture, challenges and day-to-day struggles that take on different identities depending on the size of the company.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Matching Fund Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Industry
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training

Libraries and Research

  • Industry Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • 3D Printing
  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
  • CAD Design and Prototype
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Plastics Injection and Extrusion
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Small Batch Manufacturing

Marketing and Sales

  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development

Training

  • Health and Safety Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Social Media
Primary Contact
David Carrick
Address
311 Mineral Resources Building
PO Box 6070
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506