Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.

Touchstone is a research and development organization which invents new technologies and spins the technologies out to make the world a better place...
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Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at 2:22pm
Thank you for all you've done for us in 2016. We would not be the company we are if it weren't for our friends, our customers, our business partners, our community and our co-workers. We feel completely blessed...

Ray Bradbury once said, "it is part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to reality". So Dreamers, keep Dreaming and Builders, keep Building!

Hey Jeremy Lewis, Thank You for the amazing drone image of the sun rising over Touchstone. Your science and your art are amazing!
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Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 4:03am
Last Saturday Touchstone lost one of its family, Everett Baker.

After he retired as Chief Metallurgist of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Everett became head of research and development for Picoma Industries.

After his second retirement, Everett joined Touchstone in 1989. Although he retired a couple times at Touchstone, he kept coming in to check on things and help us with some technical issues until last year. That's 26 years!

In 2004, we named Touchstone's Building 1 in his honor...

Everett's most outstanding characteristic was his willingness to lead a lifetime of learning. With a degree in physics, he spent more than two decades in steel, then moved to pipe couplings. Then at a time when many people would consider retirement he lead R&D efforts in fiber reinforced metals and leading edge carbon fiber composite materials...

In addition to his picture, is a picture of a device Everett developed for quality control for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel to test paint adhesion for their paint line. The equipment is still being used by Jupiter Aluminum. We named this the Baker Bender

We will surely miss Everett. He was our friend and we loved him...
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Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 5:28am
Mike Lynch is a close friend and adviser to Touchstone. In full disclosure he is a cousin of Touchstone's CEO, Brian Joseph, who describes Mike as one of the all round most brilliant and funniest people anyone's ever met.

He writes monthly articles about energy for Forbes which are well worth reading.

Mike recently published the book, "The Peak Oil Scare and the Coming Oil Flood". Mike came out of MIT and has been predicting future oil prices since the 1970's. In fact, in the 70's Mike accurately predicted oil prices at the turn of the century. The almost 500 page book is filled enormous amounts of data, charts and graphs.

Way to go Mike! It is awesome!

Oh, and since we are in West Virginia, here is a link to Mike's view on what could be done to do to revive the coal industry:
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Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 1:15pm
Glenis Board of West Virginia Public Radio interviews Touchstone President and CEO, Brian Joseph about the company's new spin outs...
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Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 8:31am
Touchstone wishes to thank the community for their wonderful "best wishes" related to our recent news. This is an amazing community in which to live...

Touchstone would also like to thank those in the community for the help that was provided as Touchstone stretched itself almost to the breaking point to launch these businesses while simultaneously inventing new technologies...

In particular, we would like to thank the team at WesBanco, RED - our local economic development organization, the West Virginia Economic Development Authority, and Costanzo and Associates. It took the entire team, working together, to make it all work...
Thank you!
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