Rubberlite Inc. new SUR-fex® series offers flexibility, breathability

More stretch, exceptional breathability, and guaranteed comfort make Rubberlite Inc. new SUR-fex ® products ideal for use in medical, apparel, cosmetics, footwear, equestrian, padding or skin contact applications.

“Our SUR-fex ® SF series of water-based functional coatings allows us to enhance the surface of many substrates to improve functional characteristics for use in medical, apparel, cosmetic and general padding applications,” said Alan Fenno, Market Development Manager for Technical Composites. “The open cell and ‘soft hand’ characteristics of these coatings are unique and offer comfort and breathability.”

The SUR-fex ® microcellular open-cell frothed coatings do not occlude airflow reducing heat build-up and ensuring comfort.  SUR-fex ® SF100 is soft to the touch while maintaining flexibility which provides greater functional benefits, including outstanding wash durability, enhanced coefficient of friction, thermoformability, and no off-gassing. SUR-fex ® SF200 is cured at lower processing temperatures allowing coating to be directly cast on a broad range of flexible substrates, such as knits, foam, film, and foil.

“Our custom engineered equipment gives us the precision needed in application, material handling and curing to achieve unparalleled results in coating and performance,” said Keith Kerns, Senior Project Engineer.

Rubberlite offers a unique portfolio of microcellular polyurethane foams to meet demanding requirements across a diverse range of applications. Under the trademarks of HyPUR-cel® high resilient foams and viscoelastic foams, Rubberlite engineers a broad range of polyurethane products and distributes products from several of the leading manufacturers of elastomeric and polyolefin foams in the world. With value-add propositions in coatings and laminations, combined with best-in-class technologies, Rubberlite is well positioned to provide customer solutions in foam design, technical composites, and novel textile coating applications. Rubberlite, Inc. is headquartered in the United States and markets products throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit Rubberlite, Inc. at www.rubberlite.com.

Huntington Tri-State Airport Awards Marketing Bid to Bulldog Creative Services

The Huntington Tri-State Airport is pleased to announce that they have retained Bulldog Creative Services through a competitive request for proposal process that ended at the beginning of September.

“Due to staffing changes, we knew we needed someone who could serve as our marketing director and our creative team,” said Brent Brown, Tri-State Airport Director. The airport formed a marketing committee that sent out a request for proposal document at the beginning of June with bid submissions due by June 29. After a proposal submission and presentation process, Bulldog Creative Services was chosen as the winning bidder.

“We know Bulldog has worked with the airport in the past and we are excited to continue that relationship on a larger scale moving forward,” said Brown.

Bulldog Creative Services is a full-service advertising agency that has worked with clients throughout the tri-state area and country for almost twenty years.

“I’m excited to start a new chapter in our working relationship with Huntington Tri-State Airport,” said Shannon Lester, Account Executive at Bulldog Creative Services. “The airport is a valuable resource for our region and I’m confident we can give them a refreshed presence within the community and to potential aerospace business partners.”

Huntington Tri-State Airport handles commercial airline, air cargo, military, and general aviation traffic. HTS has two major airlines serving five non-stop destinations, including Charlotte, Orlando, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, and Myrtle Beach. To learn more visit tristateairport.com or call 304-453-6183.

New Rubberlite Polyurethane Foam High Energy Impact Absorption

Low resiliency, fast recovery, and higher density make Rubberlite Inc.’s new V-Series HD the preferred foam for high-performance applications. The new viscoelastic polyurethane foam is designed to meet demanding high energy impact and vibration dampening applications.

V-Series HD can be found in orthopedic braces, body armor and sports bands, backpack straps, knee pads, and industrial applications for vibration attenuation.

“V-Series HD is one more performance option within the Rubberlite portfolio of polyurethane foams developed using compositional and performance modeling to quickly meet customer demand,” said Jeffrey Goad, vice president polyurethanes. “By effectively predicting performance over a wide range of density, firmness, and recovery rate options, Rubberlite gives the design engineer options for shock and vibration attenuation without compromising compression set or compression fatigue resistance.”

The new foam’s performance and dimensional stability are exceptional with virtually no compression set or degradation of cellular integrity under extreme stresses providing a superior alternative for many demanding applications. V-Series HD maintains low compression set and excellent compression fatigue performance while providing durable energy attenuation and impact shock absorption.

“We are excited to add the new V-Series HD to our HyPUR-cel® family of polyurethane products,” said Kevin Ross, product manager, HyPUR-cel®. “With the product expansion, our customers have a superior alternative for impact and shock absorption properties in a polyurethane foam.”

Initial product offerings range in density from 8-18 pounds per cubic foot (PCF).

Rubberlite offers a unique portfolio of microcellular polyurethane foams to meet demanding requirements across a diverse range of applications. Under the trademarks of HyPUR-cel® high resilient foams and viscoelastic foams, Rubberlite engineers a broad range of polyurethane products and distributes products from several of the leading manufacturers of elastomeric and polyolefin foams in the world. With value-add propositions in coatings and laminations, combined with best-in-class technologies, Rubberlite is well positioned to provide customer solutions in foam design, technical composites, and novel textile coating applications. Rubberlite, Inc. is headquartered in Huntington, WV and markets products throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit Rubberlite, Inc. at www.rubberlite.com.

Jenkins Fenstermaker Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Four Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys were named 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®. Honored were Stephen Golder, Lee Murray Hall, Robert Sweeney, Jr. and Steven Wellman.

Stephen Golder

Stephen Golder

Stephen Golder was honored as 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Real Estate Law.

Lee Murray Hall

Lee Murray Hall

Lee Murray Hall was honored as the 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Insurance Law.

Robert Sweeney, Jr.

Robert Sweeney, Jr.

Robert Sweeney, Jr. was honored as the 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Litigation-Construction.

Steven Wellman

Steven Wellman

Steven Wellman was honored as the 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the preeminent national resource for recognizing legal expertise, ethics, and professionalism. Selection is based solely on confidential peer review, and only one lawyer is selected in each geographical area for each area of practice.

About Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC

Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC attorneys pride themselves on quality representation, superior service, and dedication to their clients’ needs. The firm’s lawyers provide counsel and legal representation in business and commercial, labor and employment, and civil litigation matters, as well as estate planning services. Based in West Virginia, the firm also routinely handles legal matters in Kentucky and Ohio. The firm and its attorneys have been nationally recognized in Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms.

Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers®

Huntington, W.Va., <July 23, 2018>: Eleven attorneys from Jenkins Fenstermaker were selected by their peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America © 2019.

The attorneys were recognized in the following areas:

  • Wesley F. Agee – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Henry C. Bowen – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Stephen J. Golder – Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships); Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law
  • Lee Murray Hall – Insurance Law
  • James W. Heslep – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Brian S. Lindsay – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Charlotte A. Hoffman Norris – Employment Law – Management; Health Care Law; Litigation – ERISA
  • Thomas E. Scarr – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Robert “Bo” Sweeney, Jr. – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Barry M. Taylor – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Steven Wellman – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, provides representation in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, backed by more than 90 years of legal experience. Clients can find attorneys dedicated to quality, detail-oriented representation in business and commercial law; wills, trusts and estates; litigation; and labor and employment law.

West Virginia OrthoNeuro welcomes Endovascular Neurosurgeon James Harman, D.O.

The state’s only endovascular, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon joins West Virginia OrthoNeuro, further expanding the organization’s team of highly-skilled and compassionate physicians.

Dr. James Harman specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of stroke, brain aneurysms, brain/spine arteriovenous malformations, brain/spine arteriovenous fistulas, trauma to blood vessels of the head and brain, inflammation and spasming of the brain blood vessels, carotid artery disease, tumors of the brain and spine, intractable nose bleeds, functional procedures, and spinal procedures.

Dr. Harman completed his neurosurgery residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. He also received fellowship training in Endovascular Neurosurgery at the North Jersey Brain and Spine Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and his Doctor of Osteopathy from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Harman to our practice,” said Diana Williamson, CEO for West Virginia OrthoNeuro. “As the only endovascular neurosurgeon in West Virginia, he brings new services to our region that will be of great benefit to the community.”

Dr. Harmon comes to Charleston with his wife, four children, and dog. He enjoys outdoor activities including trail running and mountain biking, and he loves music, movies, and spending time with his family.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Harman please call 304-344-3551 or visit https://wvorthoneuro.com/.

West Virginia OrthoNeuro is a multidisciplinary center of board-certified and board-eligible physicians specializing in comprehensive surgical services in Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Spine, Foot & Ankle and Physical Therapy Services. West Virginia OrthoNeuro provides patients throughout the region with personal relationships, quality healthcare, and service.

HIMG safe medication disposal now available to patients

Huntington, W.Va. <June 25, 2018>: The Pharmacy at HIMG is now offering a safe medication disposal service to patients during regular pharmacy hours.

This service provides a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances and over-the-counter oral medications at no cost. HIMG’s disposal container will make the discarding of medications easier, and it is one of the first safe disposal locations in the area available year-round to help reduce the misuse of medications.

“Misuse of prescription drugs is a major pathway to addiction, and this safe disposal service will go a long way in eliminating adults’ and children’s availability to these dangerous unused drugs as well as other routine medications,” said Mark Morgan, CEO of HIMG.

HIMG is a thriving multi-specialty group practice founded in 1969 and now consists of more than 80 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the areas of primary care, urgent care, and medical and surgical subspecialties. The physician group is considered to be the premier group practice in the tri-state area including and around Huntington, W.Va., with a proven track record in attracting high caliber, qualified physicians. The HIMG Regional Medical Center is located at 5170 U.S. Route 60 East, Huntington, W.Va., 25705. For more information, visit www.himgwv.com.

HIMG Sleep Lab receives ACHC accreditation

The Huntington Internal Medicine Group (HIMG) is proud to announce its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for their Sleep Lab services.

Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

“At HIMG we strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients by offering them the most advanced treatment options, and this accreditation is a direct reflection of that,” said Mark Morgan, CEO of HIMG.

HIMG’s medical team in the Sleep Disorders Center can effectively evaluate and treat many sleep disorders, including advanced sleep phase syndrome, narcolepsy, sleepwalking and snoring. Sleep specialists are involved at every stage of the sleep evaluation, from the initial examination and treatment to therapy and follow-up care.

ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.

HIMG is a thriving multi-specialty group practice founded in 1969 and now consists of more than eighty physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the areas of primary care, urgent care, and medical and surgical sub-specialties. The physician group is considered to be the premier group practice in the tri-state area including and around Huntington, W.Va. with a proven track record in attracting high caliber, qualified physicians. The HIMG Regional Medical Center is located at 5170 U.S. Route 60 East, Huntington, W.Va. 25705. For more information, visit www.himgwv.com.

The Phil Cline YMCA Wants to Awaken Summer Imagination at Annual Healthy Kids Day®

Event encourages kids to stay active and keep learning all summer long

Huntington, W.Va. On Saturday, April 21, the Phil Cline Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and wellbeing for kids and families. Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they’ll accomplish this summer. The day-long event features some of the following activities: arts and crafts, face painting, vegetable planting, Huntington Fire Department Demonstrations, EMS Ambulance Tour, Car Seat Safety Checks and much more.

Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,500 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer.

“When a child is healthy, happy, and supported they can make great things happen,” says Misty Byars, Child Care Director at the Phil Cline Family Y. “We believe in the potential of all children, and we strive to help kids find that potential within themselves. A child’s development is never on vacation and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer,” said Duron Jackson, Phil Cline Family Y Program Director.

Keeping Kids Healthy All Summer Long

In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits this summer that can have a lifetime effect:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Read Together – The summer is a great time to enjoy books with summer program participants—and 30 minutes a day goes a long way! Take trips to the local library or create a family reading challenge to see who can log the most minutes of reading. Encourage youth to create their own stories as well.
  • Get Moving! – Activities that require movement also help kids flex their mental muscle. Use materials in unique ways: ask youth to build models, manipulate tools or develop their own theatrical scenes.
  • Play Together – Play may be the best way to prevent childhood obesity. By putting more play into your family’s day, you will soon find yourself getting the activity that will have your family feeling energized and strong.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.

The Phil Cline Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place Saturday, April 21st at 917 9th Street from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Healthy Kids Day encourages youth and families to awaken summer imagination and this cannot be done without proper nutrition. Walmart Foundation is proud to sponsor Healthy Kids Day to raise awareness about the importance of food security and nutrition for youth and families.

Delta wants to ensure that kids have their best summer ever and is a proud sponsor of Healthy Kids Day.

Locally, Healthy Kids Day Vendors attending will be Cabell County Health Dept., Med Express, Family Resources, CCEMS, Dr. Jason Moore, NECCO, Pita Pit, Crout & O’Dell Orthodontics, Huntington Fire Dept., CWAB, KVC, United Way, Marshall Forensics, Valley Health, Contact Huntington, Kindred Communications and Link. Food donations and or gift cards from Sysco, FoodFair, Heiners, Sheetz, Ginos, Olive Garden, WIC Camden Park, Herrs, Paula Vega, Qdoba, Chipotle, Jewelry Gold & Pawn, Marshall Hall of Fame Café, Pita Pit and Davis’ Place.

For more information, contact the Phil Cline Family Y at 304.525-8127 or visit www.huntingtonymca.org.

Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys selected for inclusion on Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

Huntington, W.Va.,  Seven Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys have been named to the 2018 West Virginia Super Lawyers list and five have been named to the 2018 West Virginia Rising Stars list.

The following attorneys named on the 2018 Super Lawyers list, identified by the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:

  • Stephen Golder – Business/Corporate Law
  • Charles Gould – Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Lee Murray Hall – Insurance Coverage
  • Barbara Keefer – Insurance Coverage
  • Thomas Scarr – General Litigation
  • Robert Sweeney Jr. – Construction Litigation
  • Barry Taylor – Medical Malpractice Defense

The following attorneys named on the 2018 Rising Stars list, identified by the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:

  • James Heslep – Workers’ Compensation
  • Nathanial Kuratomi – Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Anna Price – Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Xavier Staggs – Employment & Labor
  • Sarah Walling – Insurance Coverage

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process, which results in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC provides representation in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, backed by more than 90 years of legal experience. Clients can find attorneys dedicated to quality, detail-oriented representation in business and commercial law; wills, trusts and estates; litigation; and labor and employment law.