Hardy, Grant counties join WV Hardwood Alliance Zone - WTRF 7 News Sports Weather - Wheeling Steubenville

Hardy, Grant counties join WV Hardwood Alliance Zone

Posted: Updated:
  • BusinessBusinessMore>>

  • West Virginia University Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Expansion

    West Virginia University Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Expansion

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:48:24 GMT
    Monday marked the new beginning for the West Virginia University Children's Hospital. The hospital is expanding its walls to meet the growing needs of the community.
    Monday marked the new beginning for the West Virginia University Children's Hospital. The hospital is expanding its walls to meet the growing needs of the community.
  • Wayne Lumber sawmill faces $85K penalty for OSHA safety and health violations

    Wayne Lumber sawmill faces $85K penalty for OSHA safety and health violations

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:07:16 GMT
    Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc. faces $85,080 in proposed penalties for safety and health hazards at its sawmill in Wayne, West Virginia following two investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc. faces $85,080 in proposed penalties for safety and health hazards at its sawmill in Wayne, West Virginia following two investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • ASBDC to honor small business coach

    ASBDC to honor small business coach

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:00:15 GMT
    America's Small Business Development Centers recently announced James Epling has been selected as the West Virginia 2014 State Star. The ASBDC State Star honors outstanding employees from Small Business Development Centers.
    America's Small Business Development Centers recently announced James Epling has been selected as the West Virginia 2014 State Star. The ASBDC State Star honors outstanding employees from Small Business Development Centers.

The West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone continues to grow.

Organization officials announced the group has grown to nine counties thanks to the recent inclusion of Hardy and Grant counties. The consortium of contiguous counties works to market the use of regional world class hardwood resource sand is dedicated to promoting West Virginia hardwoods to local sawmills and manufacturing sites for business in domestic and foreign export markets.

West Virginia exports $85 million annually in timber and lumber for furniture, housing, engineered wood products and other products such as cabinets. Members promote their products to potential customers at domestic and international trade shows. Upcoming events include shows in Dallas, Las Vegas and Denver. The Hardwood Alliance Zone also will be represented at the Boy Scout Jamboree in July.

Most counties are represented on the Hardwood Alliance Zone Board by their development authority directors or representatives. Hardy County will be represented by Mallie Combs, director of the Hard County Rural Development Authority. Ed Fischer, director of the Grant County Development Authority, will serve as his county's representative to the Hardwood Alliance Zone.