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Spring conference will focus on Marcellus Shale

Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:49 PM

CHARLESTON -- The 2nd Annual Marcellus to Manufacturing, or M2M, conference is planned for March 20-21, 2013, at the Charleston Civic Center.

The conference is held in conjunction with the West Virginia Construction & Design Expo, which, according to Joseph Eddy of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, is the largest trade show in the state with some 5,000 attendees.

"The M2M-Ethane Development Conference will host companies interested in locating new facilities or expanding existing operations in West Virginia, and will provide attendees an expanded understanding of the potential for ethane and ethylene-related product development in West Virginia," Eddy, president and CEO of Eagle Manufacturing and chairman of the association's board, said in a prepared statement.

He said attendees would learn about West Virginia's tax incentives, environmental permitting, workforce development, site options and West Virginia University's latest research related to natural gas separation, liquids, gas-to-chemicals and environmental.

"This two-day conference offers a great opportunity to network with midstream, downstream and chemical manufacturing industry leaders, as well as to reach out to companies interested in locating in West Virginia."

Registration is free. Exhibit booths can be reserved online at www.wvexpo.com, and it should be noted they're for M2M. Sponsorships are available. Those interested in exhibiting or sponsorship can contact Patty Barnhart at 304-342-2123 or visit www.m2methaneconference.com.

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