Turning Innovation Into Enterprise

Success Stories

March 28, 2018

ScaleUp WV Success Story: Progressive Industries

West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership Helps Position Two Monongalia County Companies for the Future Progressive Industries’ history dates back to the late 1950s in Monongalia County as an underground mining equipment repair and rebuild shop. It was a great time to be in that line of work; the coal industry was booming in Monongalia County […]

March 1, 2018

ScaleUp WV Success Story: Autonomous And Radio Controlled Equipment

CART Helps a Former Mine Security Worker and Team Develop Autonomous and Radio Controlled Equipment Derek Dotson was a security worker in the mining industry in Southern West Virginia. Seeing an increasing number of layoffs in the industry and even mines closing, Dotson decided to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at Bluefield State College. […]

December 27, 2017

In One Project, RCBI Moves One Entrepreneur Forward and Creates Opportunity for an Established Manufacturer

Dr. Greg Crews has been a horse owner for more than 15 years. Some of his worst frustrations were created by feed buckets that wouldn’t stay attached to fences and stables. Horses constantly pulling feed buckets from a fence or stable wall presents a messy nuisance and eventually damages the bucket beyond repair. Also, a […]

April 14, 2015

eTouchSciences

http://www.etouchsciences.com/ets   Fifteen years ago, Dr. Marjorie Darrah began working on ways to make it more exciting for students to learn science and math.  By using the technology of haptics to add the sense of touch to math and science lessons, she reasoned that student learning would not only be more productive, but also more […]

February 18, 2015

FCX Systems and the Innovation Adoption Program

TechConnect West Virginia’s Innovation Adoption Program (IAP) is helping West Virginia’s small and mid-sized manufacturers gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. Working in partnership with the state’s centers of excellence, the IAP supports new product development, product redesign, new tooling design and development, process improvements, and other innovation-based needs. Anne Barth, TechConnect’s executive […]

February 18, 2015

Uncle Bunk’s Condiments Innovates with Assistance from TechConnect

TechConnect West Virginia’s Innovation Adoption Program (IAP) is helping West Virginia’s small and mid-sized manufacturers gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. Working in partnership with centers of excellence in the state, the IAP supports a manufacturer’s new product development, product redesign, new tooling design and development, process improvements, and other innovation-based needs. Anne […]

February 18, 2015

Innovation Adoption Program Assists National Church Solutions in Chester, WV

Later this year, National Church Solutions (NCS) in Chester, WV, will celebrate its 100th year of operations. With the help of TechConnect West Virginia’s Innovation Adoption Program (IAP), the company is laying the foundation for its next century of growth. Working in partnership with the state’s nonprofit, R&D-capable institutions, the IAP can provide funding to […]

March 26, 2014

Entrepreneurial Support Programs Provide Investment to Enable Growth of Mighty Tykes™

Product Fills the Gap for Early Intervention Market Innovators can come from all walks of life, and West Virginia’s newest innovator calls herself a  “momtrepreneur.” Berkeley Springs, West Virginia resident Isabella Yosuico has developed an invention that will aid kids aged six months to three-years old. Designed with input from physical and occupational therapists, Mighty Tykes™ […]

October 31, 2013

MarTek Limited

MarTek Limited, headquartered in Big Chimney, West Virginia, designs and manufactures a unique line of patented electrical safety equipment sold throughout the United States and Canada and beyond.  Marketed under the trademarked name of “Chicken Switch,” the portable, remote-controlled equipment protects individuals from hazardous electrical arc flashes during high voltage circuit breaker switching activities. Founded […]

July 10, 2013
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Walhonde Tools

 Walhonde Tools, Inc. is a West Virginia company that credits manufacturing assistance from TechConnect West Virginia’s Startup WV Manufacturing program as being instrumental in successes that are helping ensure the company’s growth and expansion. The Kanawha county company designs, develops, manufactures and markets 10 different-sized patented precision tube and pipe fitting tools for the power, […]