RCBI earns national recognition
The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing has been named to The Manufacturing Institute’s “M-List.”
The list recognizes organizations that teach specific industry-validated manufacturing skills. According to an RCBI release, it was selected for its machinist technology and welding and robotics courses.
Charlotte Weber, RCBI director and CEO, said in the release RCBI is excited to be the first West Virginia organization to join the prestigious list.
“Industry standards are essential in developing the proper skills and enhancing the expertise of men and women who make things in America,” Weber said. “Great things are happening in manufacturing, and we’re proud to work in partnership with The Manufacturing Institute to ensure a skilled workforce is available to the industry.”
The release states this partnership is another example of RCBI’s continuing series of commitments to providing education on skill sets recognized as necessities by industry.
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS: Do-it-yourself mechanics and professional installers will have a new option for parts when Advance Auto Parts opens its new store Friday, Aug. 8, in South Point. The store is located at 294 County Road 120, Suite 8, next to the Walmart and Lowe’s.
Brian Burgess is the new general manager and works with 10 other team members at the new location. A 25-year veteran of the automotive and retail sales industries, Burgess has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team for almost 13 years. He is ASE-certified, having passed testing of his automotive knowledge by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Other area stores are located at 709 Oak St. in Kenova and 615 Park Ave. in Ironton, Ohio.
SMALL BUSINESS: The West Virginia Small Business Development Center is hosting a “business fundamentals” workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, 1050 4th Ave. in Huntington. The workshop costs $35 and registration is required at least two days in advance. Those wishing to register can contact Amber Wilson at 304-528-5616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNLIMITED FUTURE: Business incubated Unlimited Future is hosting a 12-hour Business Planning for Profit course starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 1650 8th Ave. in Huntington. The course is designed to help people understand how to acquire funding to start their business. The course will run until Sept. 23. Tuition is based on a sliding scale. Those seeking more information can call 304-697-3007 or enroll online at www.unlimitedfuture.org/courses.php.
BRIDGEVALLEY: BridgeValley will offer an EKG/ECG Technician Certification course from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 2001 Union Carbide Drive in South Charleston. The course runs every Tuesday and Thursday until Oct. 23. The course registration fee is $1,600. Those seeking more information or to register can call 304-205-6625 or email email@example.com.
SHONEY’S: Shoney’s, which has a location at 1700 Washington Ave. in Huntington, has announced kids eat free during the month of August. The family-friendly promotion celebrates the back-to-school season.
PAM’S PRIMITIVES: Pam’s Primitives, located at the Ashland Town Center Mall, is hosting its ribbon cutting and grand reopening celebration at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8.
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