Tag - manufacturing

Pursuing Federal Contracts Just Got Easier

Small businesses across the United States reaped a record $154.2 billion in federal contracts in fiscal 2021. That’s a lot of moolah for Main Street. Of that amount, $237,957,568 flowed directly to West Virginia small businesses. Sounds like a hefty sum – and it is – until you consider the Mountain...

Aligning and Executing on Your Company Objectives: The Hoshin Kanri Method

Participants will learn to engage all levels of an organization in developing and deploying an effective approach for achieving annual objectives while tracking progress using the Hoshin Kanri strategy. Through immersive simulations of situations likely to be encountered in the business world, they will debate, reach consensus, then make decisions...

Lean 101

West Virginia University Industrial Extension's Lean 101 teaches participants the foundational tools of continuous improvement and provides a hands-on opportunity to understand their impact in our simulated factory. Successful completion of this workshop will provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to drive continuous improvement in their organization. Lunch will be provided. Attendees must...

Designing the Future Remotely: A Lean Product Development Immersive Learning Experience

Participants of this live, on-line workshop will learn to focus and work as a team to gain a deep understanding of what customers want, then develop efficient and effective processes to consistently create and deliver exceptional products and services. Some effective tools that often are used to undertake this approach...

Lean Overview: Common Challenges Manufacturers Face and the Solutions that Are Available

It is no secret that every organization is filled with limitless challenges and opportunities. Unfortunately, many organizations struggle with the day-to-day requirements of their operation leaving no time for identifying challenges and the opportunities they present. Join us to discuss some of the more common challenges organizations face, and how lean...

West Virginia Is Thriving in the Roaring (20)20s

We started the decade with a goal: fix the problems that confront West Virginia and her people. In pursuit of that goal, we have empowered a strong, aggressive championship team to help take the lead in powering a dynamic, vibrant economy in the Mountain State. Now, two years into the 2020s,...

Doing Business with the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps

Small businesses across West Virginia can learn about contracting opportunities with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps during a free virtual workshop December 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. hosted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University. The event, featuring presentations by the Department of the...

Tradition Meets Innovation In West Virginia

From hand-crafted glass at The Blenko Glass Company and Paul Wissmach Glass, to hand-forged tools at Warwood Tool, West Virginian artisans at these companies have been manufacturing quality products collectively for more than 400 years. What makes these manufacturers even more special is how they maintain a delicate balance between...

ZinnStarter Manufactured Products Pitch Competition

WVU Industrial Extension Partners and the Morris L. Hayhurst Launchlab present: the ZinnStarter Manufactured Products Pitch Competition. This pitch is an opportunity for any WVU student with an idea for a tangible product to pitch their idea to a panel of judges and fund their idea into a reality. Applications...

Welcome to WV BusinessLink

While there’s typically a celebration with public officials, banners, balloons, and a production made around the opening of large corporate offices across the country, most small business owners receive less attention when they are starting their enterprise. The small business process goes from an idea to conversations with family and...