WVU Industries of the Future-West Virginia Day set for Feb. 19 at state capitol

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February 18, 2009 by Industries of the Future-West Virginia

Morgantown, W.Va.—Spend a day at the state Capitol during the Industries of the Future-West Virginia (IOF-WV) Day on February 19 and discover how companies around the state are becoming more energy efficient.

“The IOF-WV Day at the State Capitol allows businesses to learn about the services and support available to help them save energy and money,” said Carl Irwin, Co-Director of IOF-WV. “Also, continuing a tradition over the past few years, we have been invited by the Senate Economic Development Committee to have companies make presentations about their role in the state’s economy, products, and concerns. QuadGraphics and Mountainview Solar and Wind will be among this year’s presenters.” he said.

Exhibits from 24 manufacturing and technology companies, academia, government agencies and other organizations will be set up from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Capitol rotunda area. This event provides excellent networking opportunities for participants with legislators, government agency personnel, and the public.

The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency will be awarded by Kelly Goes, Secretary of Commerce, and Jeff Herholdt, Director WV Division of Energy, at the 11:45 a.m. luncheon. QuadGraphics of Martinsburg, WV is the recipient of this year’s award.

The event is free and open to the public with a registration fee of $10 only for the luncheon.

To register, contact: Kathleen Cullen at (304) 293-2867 ext. 5426 or e-mail: Kathleen.Cullen@mail.wvu.edu

IOF-WV Day at the State Capitol was originally conceived as a way to bring legislator’s attention to the diversity of products made in the state. IOF-WV, a joint program of the West Virginia Division of Energy, the West Virginia Development Office and the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE), works with West Virginia industry to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste, and improve competitiveness.

Visit http://iofwv.nrcce.wvu.edu for more information.