As a non-profit, Explore the New Manufacturing relies on the support and partnership of allies who assist our efforts to connect the industry and education sector within West Virginia. 


Major financial underwriting is provided by: 

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation


West Virginia Manufacturers Association


Playing a key role in Explore programs, our education partners assist in a variety of ways including serving as academy hosts and facilitators, conducting teacher training, and providing sites for the Scrap competitions and video contest ceremonies. 

Arts Monongalia

Ben Franklin Career Technical Center

Bethany College 

Blue Ridge Community & Technical College

Bridge Valley Community & Technical College

Cabell County Career & Technical Education Center 

Caperton Center for Applied Technology

Carver Career & Technical Center

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia

Marion County Technical Center

Monongalia County Technical Education Center

New River Community and Technical College

Pierpont Advanced Technology Center

Preston County Career & Technical Center 

Randolph Technical Center

Robert C Byrd Institute 

South Charleston High School

Wayne County Career & Technical Center 

West Virginia Northern Community and Technical College

West Virginia Department of Education

WVU Parkersburg

WV Wood Technology Center


Catalyst Connection

West Virginia Development Office

West Virginia Economic Development Council

WV Public Broadcasting


The backbone of Explore, manufacturers assist with student engagement activities, and educational offerings, and through their corporate financial support. 


Alcon Research Ltd.

AMS Vendors 


Appalachian Wood Pellets

Argos USA

Blenko Glass Company

Bombardier Inc.

Braskem USA

Brake Supply Co., Inc.

Colonial Millworks, Ltd

Conn-Weld, Inc.


Cyclops Industries


Eagle Manufacturing Company

Eagle Research Group

Entsorga West Virginia

Ergon West Virginia Inc.

The Fiesta Tableware Company

Gat Creek

Heartland Fabrication, LLC

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc.

Kingsford Products Company

Level 1 Fasteners, Inc.


Mr. Bee's Potato Chips Co.

Mull Group, Inc.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc

ND Paper, LLC

NGK Spark Plugs USA, Inc.

Pietro Fiorentini USA 

Ply Gem

Procter & Gamble 

Progressive Industries

Relocation Strategies

Rubberlite, Inc.

Quad Graphics 

SI Group, Inc.

Sogefi Group

Stockmeier Urethane


Tecnocap LLC

Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV Inc

The TROY Group

Warwood Tool Company

Westlake Chemical

Ziegenfelder Company

Program Sponsors

Major financial underwriting is provided by

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Upcoming Dates

27 Sep
WVMAEF Board Meeting
Date 09.27.2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Updates from Explore

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help us expand our efforts throughout West Virginia.

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