The Official Website of the State of West Virginia

Virtual Setup Helps Industrial Bolting Adapt to Economic Changes


It’s 6:30 a.m. on a typical Tuesday in November and the Industrial Bolting headquarters on Tyler Mountain in Charleston, West Virginia is already buzzing. Sales Manager Chris Dosier pokes his head into the office of owner, Mike McCown.

“India needs to talk with us and it’s urgent.”

The new distributor has technical questions about their product and needs answers to help prepare for a sales pitch to a potential customer in a few hours.

Within minutes, Mike and Chris settle into a spare office in an adjacent building. By 7:15 a.m., they’re live on Zoom with their distributor in India, demonstrating their hydraulic torque wrench in their newly developed videoconferencing studio.

Check out the rest of the blog from the West Virginia Department of Economic Development here