Recent Press

Press Releases, News & Updates from Explore and all of our education efforts.

Hurricane Middle School and Cyclops Industries, Inc Team Up for the Explore Student Video Contest

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release Hurricane Middle School’s video submission in the Kanawha Valley region of the Explore Student Video Contest.  The video showcases Cyclops Industries manufacturers safety sight glasses and viewport assemblies to help keep employees safe while ensuring the piping systems are operating efficiently.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and Viewer's Choice.  Visit https://www.exploremfgwv.com/2023-kanawha-region-video-contest to view the Hurricane Middle School video and cast your vote in the Viewer’s Choice Contest.  Voting closes on April 16th at midnight.

Midland Trail Middle School and Niterra North America, Inc. Team Up for the Explore Student Video Contest

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release Midland Trail Middle School’s video submission in the Kanawha Valley region of the Explore Student Video Contest.  The video showcases what happens inside Niterra North America, Inc.  manufacturing facility located in Sissonville, West Virginia.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and the Viewer's Choice.  Visit https://www.exploremfgwv.com/2023-kanawha-region-video-contest to view the Midland Trail Middle School video and cast your vote in the Viewer’s Choice Contest.  Voting closes on April 16th at midnight.

The Midland Trail Middle School team: Whitney Bibb, Ava Campbell, Hunter Carter, Isaiah Harper, Brody Jones, Harlie Nuckols, Riley Petitt, Chloe Queen, Madi Rader, and Jaci Stonestreet.

Ripley Middle School and Blenko Glass Company Team Up for the Explore Student Video Contest

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release Ripley Middle School’s video submission in the Kanawha Valley region of the Explore Student Video Contest.  The video showcases what happens inside the colorful world of Blenko Glass, located in Milton, West Virginia.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and Viewer's Choice.  Visit https://www.exploremfgwv.com/2023-kanawha-region-video-contest to view the Ripley Middle School video and cast your vote in the Viewer’s Choice Contest.  Voting closes on April 16th at midnight.

Calhoun County Middle School and Armacell, LLC Team Up for the Explore Student Video Contest

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release Calhoun County Middle School’s video submission in the Kanawha Valley region of the Explore Student Video Contest.  The video showcases how Armaflex®, the most trusted brand in flexible, fiber-free mechanical insulation, as well as thermoplastic insulation materials, noise control products, and specialty foams are manufactured in the company’s Spencer, West Virginia facility.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and Viewer's Choice.  Visit https://www.exploremfgwv.com/2023-kanawha-region-video-contest to view the Calhoun County Middle School video and cast your vote in the Viewer’s Choice Contest.  Voting closes on April 16th at midnight.

Explore the New Manufacturing Announces Winners for the Explore Student Video Contest Northern Region

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to announce the winners of the Explore Student Video Contest Northern region. Middle school teams were judged on the creation of a 3-minute video about their manufacturing partner, the employees, and cool aspects of the company.

The Best Manufacturing Message Award was presented to Moundsville Middle School for their video about Paul Wissmach Glass Co. Moundsville's winning video declares that shipping art glass all over the world makes Paul Wissmach a very cool manufacturer. 

Team members include Owen Berisford, David Durig III, Adam Evans, Lillie Goddard, Hailey Hill, Lexi Landis, Irelyn Lowe, Elin McGuire, Fiona Ren, Brayden Slaughter, Lorelei Williams, Sadi Willis, and Kaelyn Wyatt.   

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