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Taylor County Middle School and Dyna-Mix Team Up for the Explore Student Video Contest

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release Lincoln Middle School’s video submission in the North Central region of the Explore Student Video Contest.  The video provides insight into Dyna-Mix's custom rubber compounding process designed to meet customer needs.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and the Viewer's Choice.  Visit  to view the Taylor County Middle School video and cast your vote in the Viewer’s Choice contest. Voting closes on March 19th at midnight.

The Taylor County Middle School team: Callie Copeland, Peyton Freeman, Maggie Gump, Braden Hoch, Madelyn Lynch, Braxton Poling, Cameron Poling, Parker Riffle, Bailey Weaver, and Lauren Worth. The team is supported by faculty advisors Kendra Larew and Melissa Carr.

“Dyna-Mix is proud to support our local community, especially our youth,” stated Chad Robinson, president of Dyna-Mix, Grafton Commercial Division.  “We were grateful for the opportunity to participate in this event and connect with our future leaders. Hopefully, they enjoyed the experience as much as we did and gained valuable insight into the exciting and dynamic world of custom rubber compounding!”  Dyna-Mix, located in Grafton, is an industry leader providing quality custom rubber compound mixing services since 1985 and offers excellent employment and career opportunities. 

Dyna-Mix support team: Chad Robinson, Rob Mayle, Michael Dodrill, Mark Workman, and Allen Snyder.

“Today’s middle school students will be tomorrow’s workforce in manufacturing in West Virginia,” said Program Director Monica Cross, who oversees the Explore the New Manufacturing program on behalf of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund’s efforts to create student awareness and excitement about careers in manufacturing and the training opportunities for these positions in their local areas. “We are excited to share Taylor County Middle School’s video with you. The team did an excellent job and their results illustrate the use of creativity, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork.” 

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