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Promoting Health & Wellness at MATRIC

Health and safety are part of each and every thing that MATRIC does. It extends beyond a normal work day, with many MATRICians practicing healthy food consumption, exercise and lifestyle habits on their own time. Recently, a group of MATRICians who are personally dedicated to their own health and the health of their communities, saw an opportunity to provide MATRIC …

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Hedrick Featured in State Journal

MATRIC president and chief executive officer, Steve Hedrick, was recently featured in the State Journal (WV). Authoring an opinion editorial, he explains “this West Virginia thing” about which everyone seems to be talking. Read the full article here:

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A Holiday Memo from MATRIC’s President & CEO

Another year is nearing its end, and we at MATRIC are proud to have furthered and strengthened our business in 2014. Everyday we work to accelerate innovation for our customers, and we do so while continually improving the safe and fun work environment we offer our employees.

We’re not only excited about what we have accomplished this year, but also …

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MATRIC Featured in Chemical & Engineering News Magazine

In November, MATRIC (Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center) was featured in Chemical & Engineering News magazine (C&EN), the authoritative B2B news source in the chemical and related sciences. In an article titled, “The Chemical Valley’s New R&D Leader,” the article outlines MATRIC’s proud heritage and exciting future, and how the team of nearly 100 dedicated individuals is focused …

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MATRIC Employees Publish Paper in Energy & Fuels Journal: CO2 Capture Using Ionic Liquid

MATRIC employees Ronald S. Eisinger and George E. Keller, II, recently published a paper on CO2 capture using ionic liquid in Energy & Fuels, a journal published by the American Chemical Society.

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A novel process for capturing carbon dioxide from the flue gas of a coal-fired power plant has been shown …


MATRIC Celebrates Three Years of Partnership with The Challenge Program

MATRIC (Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center) celebrates its third year as a partner of The Challenge Program, a nonprofit organization designed to provide high school students with incentives to succeed, motivating them to excel in and out of the classroom.

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MATRIC to Present at 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting

Four MATRIC (Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center) employees will be presenting at the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting November 16-21, 2014, in Atlanta. Taking place at the Hilton Atlanta and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover …


MATRIC Presents at International Software Conference

MATRIC’s Aaron Barkhurst co-presented with the Department of Energy (DoE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif., in July. The topic of the discussion: “Geocube”, a configurable web-mapping application that offers users the ability to integrate a wide range of spatial data and geographic information system (GIS) tasks …


MATRIC Employees: Innovation On and Off the Job

MATRIC employees – and brothers – Art and Jeremy Lucas epitomize innovation. Not only do they hold multiple patents as chemical and process engineers at MATRIC in So. Charleston, W.Va., but they’re also nationally recognized as custom car builders.

In their spare time, the brothers own and operate their own car shop, Power House Customs, where they bring the art of …

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MATRIC’s Hedrick Delivers Remarks at WV Manufacturing Leadership Summit

MATRIC President & CEO, Steve Hedrick, delivered remarks at the West Virginia Manufacturers Association’s Manufacturing Leadership Summit on June 9, 2014, in Daniels, W.Va. More than 400 people attended the summit, which is designed to inform the public about important events and issues that manufacturers face.

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