2016 Is off to great starts for CAZ, our partners, and start-ups! Here is a taste of what has happened in just five short weeks:
Optima Chemical Setting Up Shop in Belle
Optima Chemical, a chemical toll manufacturer based in Georgia, will soon be manufacturing several products using former DuPont facilities in Belle. For an introduction to Doug Cochran (Vice President of Business Development), John Sawyer (Plant Manager), and Optima’s operation, please see the recent article that appeared in the Charleston Gazette-Mail
CAZ and ChemCeption Participate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day
CAZ and its incubator, ChemCeption, participated in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol, meeting and networking with entrepreneurs and innovators from around the state. We hosted a booth showcasing CAZ and ChemCeption outside the House Chamber, convened with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and others as TechConnectWV accepted a Proclamation honoring the Day, and assembled on the House Floor with colleagues as House Speaker Tim Armstead honored the Day with a special Citation.
ChemCeption Start-Up PolyPlexx Garners Statewide Award
PolyPlexx LLC, a start-up company based in CAZ’s ChemCeption incubator at the WV Regional Technology Park, was presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Green Advanced Manufacturing by WV Secretary of Commerce Keith Burdette during Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day. PolyPlexx has developed new impact-resistant, clear polymers with several commercial applications, including optical lenses, ballistic protection, and safety and security products.