Supply Chain Expos

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Advantage Valley & Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center to present Metal Tech EXPO!


Representatives from Nucor West Virginia will discuss opportunities for area companies to contract with the steelmaker behemoth during the Tri-State Metal Tech Expo March 8 in Huntington. The expo is shaping up to be the largest ever metalworking business-to-business events in the region. Companies large and small from 12 West Virginia counties and from eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio already have registered for the event at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel.

Presented by the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC), Advantage Valley, and the West Virginia Development Office, the expo will connect metalworking operations of all sizes with large manufacturers that need their services, while providing larger manufacturers with opportunities to shorten supply chains by sourcing metal parts from local businesses.

“You don’t have to operate a machine shop or welding operation or be a large company looking to source metalworking to participate,” said MAMC Director Derek Scarbro. “Maybe you sell metalworking equipment or supplies, provide powder coating, plating or related services. This event is for anyone and everyone who wants to grow their metalworking business, find new customers or identify suppliers closer to home.

The free expo will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Double Tree, 1001 Third Ave., Huntington. Participants are encouraged to reserve tables so they can share information with attendees about what their company needs or offers. Nucor of West Virginia will provide lunch.

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If you have questions or need additional information, contact MAMC’s Tanner Drown at or 304-781-1688.

Register HERE for the Tri-State METAL TECH EXPO!

Does your business need some help developing basic marketing collateral for the expo?

 If so, reach out to Marjorie Cooke at


Previously Popular Supply Chain Expos

Since 2019, Advantage Valley has co-hosted nine 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

Virtual Electric Power Manufacturing Expo

with AEP – 4/2023

Virtual Supply Chain Expo

with GESTAMP  – 10/2023

Nine Supply Chain Expo Since 2019!

950+ participants at nine supply chain expos
500+ one-on-one meetings facilitated

View the Supply Chain Expo Video, produced by Advantage Technologies

(Photos by John Sibold)

Helping Existing Businesses Grow

2023 saw Advantage Valley’s sixth year of partnerships with Robert C Byrd Institute (now MAMC), 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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