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The engine management specialist in Clarksburg is expanding into a $1 million project. Tim Critchfield, president and owner of Engine Management Specialist, discusses the project during a June 24 announcement. (Photo provided)

CLARKSBURG – A West Virginia airline is growing.

Clarksburg’s engine management specialist in a new venture, Turbine Engine Component Services, will process individual aircraft engine parts and recertify them to an FAA/OEM standard, company officials announced this month.

The cost of the project is approximately $1 million. The project includes a new 40,000 square foot facility on W.Va. 19 south of Clarksburg.

Representatives from the company, participating banks and the community attended a celebration of the project on June 24.

“It is a privilege to showcase the work of our organization today and announce our expansion plans for the organization,” Owner and president of engine management specialist Tim Critchfield said. “This is more than a celebration for us. Today’s events highlight the hard work of our team and our ability to provide vital resources to the turbine engine industry. I am truly proud of this that our team was able to accomplish.

Engine Management Specilist was established in 2003 and has facilities in Clarksburg and Bridgeport. He is an expert in the Pratt and Whitney jet turbine engine industry, including turbojets, turboprops and turboshafts, and has extensive experience in delivering important turbine engine work and engine management. major events related to turbine engines.

The announcement included an appearance by Rebecca Romero Rainey, President and CEO of Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO. The Community Bankers of West Virginia annual convention was held in Roanoke.

Participating financial institutions included Clear Mountain Bank and FHLBank Pittsburgh which provided part of the funding to finance the purchase of real estate for the new business through its Banking On Business program for qualified small businesses that have access to loans. secondary which supplement the main loans made by FHLBank. member financial institutions. Clear Mountain Bank, member of FHLBank Pittsburgh, secured the BOB financing and provided additional financing to support the businesses’ operations.

“We are committed to working with our community-focused member financial institutions and local leaders to support organizational expansion and job growth, like that of EMS,” Winthrop Watson, president and CEO of FHLBank Pittsburgh, said. “Community banks play a key role in the local community and economy, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see the support Clear Mountain Bank has been able to provide EMS. Communities thrive when local businesses thrive.

Clear Mountain Bank is committed to small businesses in communities and the EMS relationship is “a shining example of why we do what we do”, David M. Thomas, president and CEO of Clear Mountain Bank, said.

“Through our long-standing partnership with FHLBank Pittsburgh, we are proud to have played a vital role in helping EMS grow its business and expand its workforce, which will bring tremendous benefits to the local community and to the West Virginia State for years. come,” said Thomas.




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