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W.Va. Company Opens $2 Million Facility

Conley Fabrication

West Virginia company is opening a $2 million facility expected to draw 18 new jobs related to the natural gas industry.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin attended Conley Fabrication’s new facility opening Wednesday.

Roger Conley started the company in 2010 with six employees who repaired trailers and truck bodies. In 2011, the company began building custom bodies for dump trucks and transportation manufacturing.

The latest expansion will serve the state’s growing natural gas industry. Conley Fabrication builds products from aluminum, steel and stainless steel.

The company employs 18 people. With the new 30,000-square-foot facility, employment is expected to double.

The governor’s Guaranteed Workforce Program helps fund specialized employee training for Conley Fabrication.

The state Industrial Road Fund assists in turning the 27-acre property containing Conley Fabrication into a business park.