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GrafTech International



GrafTech International

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Project Type:
Existing
Location: Harrison County
The GrafTech International Holdings Inc. facility in Anmoore has been employing and training West Virginians since 1904. Also known as the Clarksburg Works, the facility was first designed to produce carbon electrodes and was originally owned by the National Carbon Company.

Over the years, the product lines have grown to meet customer needs. The plant has manufactured carbon anodes for the aluminum industry, graphite electrodes for steel manufacturing, injection tubing for the chemical industry, rigid insulation for furnace manufacturing, porous carbon filters for off-gassing processes, purified graphitic parts for semi-conductor manufacturing and advanced multi-wrap parts serving the printed circuit industry.

The flexibility and durability of graphite make it ideal for a multitude of applications. GrafTech’s Clarksburg plant has implemented many technological advances in its century of operation in order to satisfy market demands.

The Technical Assistance from the GGWFP has allowed GrafTech to train its work force to adapt to technological changes in the marketplace. Customers continue to require tighter tolerances, higher purity levels and more complex machine parts. Funding from the GGWFP has been used to train GrafTech employees and to maintain a technically skilled work force. In 2008, Graftech began training employees in Lean Manufacturing Methodologies. All training places a high emphasis on safety, quality, delivery and competitiveness.

“We believe the support we have received from the Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program is essential to our continued success,” said GrafTech Human Resources Manager, James Kelly.
We believe the support we have received from the Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program is essential to our continued success.”

James Kelly, Human Resources Manager