CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee, announced a $400,000 grant awarded to West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a public-private partnership under the U.S. Department of Commerce, to increase resources for students and businesses in West Virginia. This grant funds expansions of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to optimize and strengthen the resiliency of supply chains and establishes a supply chain intelligence network in West Virginia.

“I am pleased to see NIST award this funding to WVU,” Senator Capito said. “These resources will help West Virginia’s manufacturing industry by supporting programs that will make our supply chains work better and will help ensure that the great work done through the Manufacturing Extension Partnership at WVU continues to grow.”

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