W. Va. Company to Sell Mine Equipment to China


W. Va. Secretary of Commerce Keith Burdette greets Shanxi Provincial Education Department Director-General Zhang Wendong

A delegation from China was in West Virginia today to sign agreements with representatives from the state’s business, educational and government agencies.  

Zhang Wendong, the Educational Department
Director-General of the Shanxi province in China was one of the dignitaries signing memorandums of understanding to promote educational exchanges and business collaborations.

 At a ceremony this morning at the Culture Center in
Charleston, West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Keith Burdette says with the export of 550 million dollars in various West Virginia products, China is the state’s second largest international market in

“And from those from West Virginia let me say today is an excellent example of why our global outreach is so important to our economy.”

    Shanxi  is one of China’s top coal producing provinces and representatives of the Datong Mining Group and the Petitto Mine EquipmentCompany  of Morgantown signed a purchase agreement.  Petitto will sell it’s specialized coal equipment to the Chinese. It’s a move Burdette says that’s good for the state.

“The last documents signed today mean jobs for West Virginians.”

    Burdette says West Virginia has a long standing relationship of student exchange with China.