Supply Chain Expo

ADVANTAGE VALLEY AND RCBI TO HOST VIRTUAL SUPPLY CHAIN EXPO WITH AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER ON APRIL 10, 2023

 

Advantage Valley and The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and  will sponsor a free online expo April 10, 2023 to link small-scale suppliers of goods and services to American Electric Power.

Participants in the AEP Supply Chain Expo will learn about the processes to become suppliers and how to bid on contracts. Procurement officials from American Electric Power of WV, VA, OH and KY are interested in connecting to suppliers of a variety of goods and services, including:

  • Crane inspection, service and certifications
  • Overhead doors – inspections and repairs
  • Gates and fencing
  • Vehicle lift services: inspections, repairs, installations (Including dock levelers)
  • Fuel/Petroleum Services – inspection, repairs and maintenance – UST , AST 
  • General contracting
  • Electrical contracting
  • Plumbing contracting
  • HVAC contracting
  • Restoration services – flood, fire, mold
  • Architectural services
  • Engineering services – civil, structural, electrical and mechanical
  • Roofing – repairs and installations
  • Generator service and installation
  • Paving contractors – asphalt and concrete
  • Waterproofing
  • Life safety (fire alarms, sprinklers and extinguishers)

The April 10 virtual Supply Chain Expo will run from 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free but registration is required below. For more information, contact RCBI’s Derek Scarbro at 304.781.1684 or Advantage Valley’s Marjorie Cooke at 304.541-9657.

Stay tuned for possible technical assistance opportunities prior to the EXPO to help you land that meeting and a possible contract with AEP!

Register HERE for the AEP SUPPLY CHAIN EXPO.

 

 

PREVIOUS POPULAR SUPPLY CHAIN EXPOS

 

Since 2019, Advantage Valley has co-hosted seven Supply Chain Expos with its partners in an effort to link the small business community to large manufacturers and employers in the region. Smaller companies have access to the procurement teams at large companies, with the hopes of building a stronger local supply chain. Great feedback continues to flow in from these B2B events, with companies reporting new contracts executed as a result.

AUTOMOTIVE PARTS MANUFACTURING EXPO
with Toyota, Sogefi and NGK – 3/2019

CHEMICAL & POLYMER MANUFACTURING EXPO
with Braskem, APG, MATRIC, Kureha, Rubberlite, Clearon, DuPont, and Optima Belle – 6/2019

VIRTUAL STEEL MANUFACTURING EXPO
with Steel of West Virginia and Steel Ventures – 7/2020

VIRTUAL STEEL MANUFACTURING EXPO
with Constellium – 9/2020

VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE EXPO
with Mountain Health Network, CAMC, and Thomas Health System – 5/2021

VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTING EXPO
with Northrup Grumman – 5/2022

VIRTUAL CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING EXPO
with Chemours – 8/2022

SUPPLY CHAIN EXPO RESULTS
690+ participants at five supply chain expos (two in-person, three-virtual)
450 one-on-one meetings facilitated (326 in-person, 124 virtual)

View the SUPPLY CHAIN EXPO VIDEO, recently produced by Advantage Technologies.

(Photos by John Sibold.)

HELPING EXISTING BUSINESSES GROW

2020 saw Advantage Valley’s third year of partnerships with Robert C Byrd Institute, Charleston Area Alliance, Putnam County Development Authority, and Huntington Area Development Council, to provide critically needed support for manufacturing companies in the Advantage Valley region. The continued efforts of our three business retention specialists have helped manufacturing companies improve operations, gain more market share, and increase profitability. 

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