HISTORY

OUR HISTORY

1990

West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) founded by Congressman Alan B. Mollohan

1993

Consortium reaches 50 member companies. Photo shows original office location of the WVHTC Foundation

1993

West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation established

1993

Original WVHTC Foundation Logo

1993

NASA IV&V Facility opens

1995

Consortium reaches 100 company members

1995

FBI facility opens in Clarksburg

1996

Alan B. Mollohan Innovation Center opens

1996

WVHTC and WVHTC Foundation merge

2000

WVHTC Foundation begins reorganization

2000

National Energy Technology Laboratory named national lab

2001

National White Collar Crime Center/Internet Fraud Complaint Center moves into Technology Park

2001

Institute for Scientific Research (ISR) facility breaks ground

2002

I-79 Technology Park expands with purchase of more than 400 acres

2002

INNOVA Commercialization Program launched

2003

WVHTC Foundation awarded state grant for I-79 Technology Park expansion

2005

WVHTC Foundation expands I-79 Technology Park by breaking ground on 125,000 square-foot building

2006

WVHTC Foundation and ISR combine their research and development programs under the WVHTC Foundation

2007

ISR facility opens and is renamed the “Robert H. Mollohan Research Center”

2008

WVHTC Foundation’s new facility opens at 5000 NASA Boulevard

2009

Allegheny Power chooses the I-79 Technology Park as the new home for its Operations Center

2010

NOAA chooses I-79 Technology Park as site of new Environmental Security Computing Center (ESCC)

2011

NOAA chooses I-79 Technology Park as site of new Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R) Command Center

2011

NOAA Environmental Security Computing Center (NESCC) state-of-the-art supercomputing center begins operation. The supercomputer is NOAA’s powerful new tool in climate and weather modeling.

2012

Site development underway for the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia/Pierpont Community & Technical College’s North Central Advanced Technology Center

2012

FBI leases space in the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center to house its Internet Crime Complaint Center

2012

Mon Power completes construction of an expandable 14-MW substation in the I-79 Technology Park. The new substation will have the capability to meet all future power requirements the Park may require as it continues to grow.

2013

NOAA chooses the I-79 Technology Park as site for its new telecommunications gateway

2013

NOAA begins operation of its Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) back-up ground station in the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center. This program provides continuous weather imagery and monitoring of meteorological and space environment data to protect life and property across the Unites States.

2013

WVHTC Foundation celebrates 20th Anniversary as a West Virginia non-profit corporation

2013

NOAA Security Operations Center (CyberSecurity) begins operations in the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center

2014

NOAA completes construction of its Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) ground station at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center

2015

WVHTC Foundation files “dba” with the State of West Virginia to modify the organization’s name to “High Technology Foundation”

2018

WVHTC Foundation celebrates 25th Anniversary as a West Virginia non-profit corporation

2019

Phase 3 Road Project construction begins