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West Virginia Regional Technology Park's Monthly Community Update

July 2023

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July 2023 Edition

Tenant Spotlight: Univation™ Technologies

Delivering the World’s Most Innovative Polyethylene Process, Products, Catalysts & Services

Univation™ Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow, is a leading innovator in the polymer industry, providing advanced catalysts and process technology for polyethylene more.


West Virginia Regional Technology Park welcomes Helicon Chemical to Campus

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Tech Park, Helicon, local state, and federal leaders cut ribbon on new Helicon location.

Helicon Chemical, a leading innovator in developing drop-in-ready, upgraded binder for government and commercial propulsion systems, is the Tech Park's newest tenant. The Tech Park and Helicon celebrated with a ribbon cutting event this month.... read more.


Dow's Tim O'Neal joins Tech Park Board of Directors

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Tim O'Neal, Dow

We're honored to have Tim O'Neal, Dow Global Director for Operations Information Technology/Operations Technology (IT/OT), join the West Virginia Regional Technology Park board of directors. Tim is an invested community member and understands the critical work taking place here on our technology park campus. We look forward to having him join the team as we advance innovation, science and technology in our region and state.


Tech Park named "Best of West Virginia" Award finalist for Red Carpet Tour of WV Event

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Best of West Virginia Finalists, Campaign Category

Last year, the Tech Park team hosted 20 site selectors and business executives in West Virginia for a 3-day economic development tour. The event showcased the technology park campus as a premier location for STEM industries and touted the Mountain State's greatest assets: our people, beautiful natural scenery, and recreational opportunities.

This tour was named a finalist for the "Best in West Virginia Award" in the campaign category, given by the West Virginia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA WV). The award winner will be announced during PRSA WV's 2023 Crystal Awards Ceremony on August 15.

The Crystal Awards are organized by the PRSA West Virginia Chapter to recognize and celebrate outstanding public relations campaigns and initiatives in the state. The Best of West Virginia Award recognizes the "best of the best" work in public relations and communications and is highly respected in the industry.

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Scarbro named Director of Expanding Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC)

Earlier this month, Derek Scarbro, who served as interim director since last year was announced as MAMC's new leader. Derek previously held deputy director and director of business development roles with the organization.

“Derek brings excellent insight, experience, and an impeccable skill set to the job,” said H. Toney Stroud, Marshall’s general counsel and chief of external affairs, “He has already been doing great work and I look forward to MAMC’s expanded impact under his leadership. MAMC is an indispensable economic asset for our region, and it’s in good hands with Derek at the helm.”


National Youth Science Foundation, Tech Park Partner for Earth Sciences Summer Camp

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National Youth Science Foundation campers & leaders snap a picture in front of the Science on a Sphere Display.

The National Youth Science Foundation's earth science camp visited the Science on a Sphere Display.

Campers toured the National Weather Service and visited the Science on a Sphere display, to learn about meteorology, extreme weather, tectonic plates, earthquakes, tsunamis and more!


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