RMG Discusses Manufacturing Opportunities with West Virginia Secretary of Commerce at Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

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Steven J. Adelkoff, President of Renewable Manufacturing Gateway (and Director and Chief Financial Officer of RMG’s investee, Aither Chemicals LLC), addressed the West Virginia Roundtable on August 29 at The Greenbrier during the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.

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Our top-down approach to economic development leverages the abundance of natural gas resources to boost economic development in the region.

Steven J. Adelkoff, President of Renewable Manufacturing Gateway (RMG) (and Director and Chief Financial Officer of RMG’s investee, Aither Chemicals (Aither)) addressed the West Virginia Roundtable on August 29 at The Greenbrier during the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. Mr. Adelkoff raised awareness of the manufacturing opportunities in West Virginia in his speech to a group of the state's leading chief executive officers, including members of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association. He was honored to be included on the panel with West Virginia Secretary of Commerce, Keith Burdette.

Mr. Adelkoff spoke on behalf of both Aither and RMG concerning the establishment of sustainable manufacturing businesses and regional employment opportunities in the clean-tech and renewable energy manufacturing in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mr. Adelkoff emphasized the importance of connecting key commercial elements in order to reinvigorate the regional manufacturing base legacy and to leverage the abundance of natural gas resources to boost economic development in the region.

“Our top-down approach to economic development, where we analyze the competitive advantages of our region and focus our efforts to build long-lasting businesses that leverage those advantages, resonates in West Virginia where officials like Secretary Burdette continue to be on the leading edge of the most sophisticated forms of economic development,” Mr. Adelkoff stated.

RMG is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization whose mission is regional job creation in the clean technology, renewable and alternative energy industries. RMG advises companies in these industries with respect to project development, project finance, capital markets strategies and introductions, business planning, commercialization, marketing, sales and strategic growth. For more information please visit http://www.renewmfg.org

Aither Chemicals LLC is a company formed to bring leading chemistry talents and technologies to the abundant supply of natural gas and ethane available in the shale gas formations. Aither is building next generation ethane catalytic cracker plants that are more cost effective and energy efficient than traditional cracking technologies. For more information please visit http://www.aitherchemicals.com

The West Virginia Roundtable is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan organization comprised of the state's leading chief executive officers. The Roundtable is committed to advocating public policies that create economic opportunities and wealth for all West Virginians.

Contact: Ieva Abolina at iabolina(at)renewmfg(dot)org, phone (412) 567-1491.

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