Machines whir and stir throughout the day at the Robert C. Byrd Institute’s Charleston Center, but their work rarely becomes repetitive.
Manufacturing equipment like the FORTUS 900mc 3D Printer, the EOSINT M280 Direct Metal Laser-Sintering System and the Abrasive Water Jet Machine produce solutions for West Virginia companies of all sizes in the fight to survive the rapidly changing business world.
“I like to think of us as problem solvers,” said Jerry Jefferson, a technical trainer at the Charleston Center. “If someone has a lack of equipment or needs our help to program something, we have the tools to do that.”
The problem solvers at RCBI have recently increased their focus toward Southern West Virginia. RCBI Director Charlotte Weber said the decline in coal production and population loss has made many West Virginians look for work elsewhere, especially those involved in manufacturing. The RCBI’s recently launched Appalachian Hatchery project hopes to point them in the right direction…