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Tomblin heading to Europe on trade trip

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 07:03 AM

CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is taking an economic development trip to E u ro p e .

The 13-day trip is set for Oct. 10 to 22. It will include stops in Spain, France, Ger­many, Switzerland and Italy.

Tomblin said Tuesday he’ll focus on strengthening rela­tions with companies already doing business in West Vir­ginia, along with talking with others considering investing in the state.

More than 80 European companies have invested in West Virginia and currently
employ more than 10,000 people in the state. Last year, nearly one-third of West Vir­ginia’s $11.3 billion in exports went to Europe.

Steel Day celebration planned for Friday

HUNTINGTON — Hun­tington Steel, located at 100 3rd Ave., is celebrating Steel Day 2013 on Friday, Oct. 4, with a variety of activities that invite the public to learn more about the role of steel in the local economy.

The theme is “Come out
and see what we do,” with a focus on engineering, accord­ing a news release.

Huntington Steel is fab­ricating steel for Marshall University’s new engineering facility, and Steel Day will open Friday with remarks from MU President Stephen Ko p p.

Throughout the morning, local engineers and architects will have an opportunity to tour the plant and attend seminars for continuing edu­cation, and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams will be there at noon to take part in the event.



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