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New EPA Rule Will Threaten Manufacturers’ Competitive Advantage

Clear Indication Administration Fundamentally Against “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy Washington, D.C.,– Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) President and CEO Brett Vassey and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statements in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed standard for existing power plants: VMA President and CEO Brett Vassey: “Industrial […]

How Virginia Became the Oil Patch- WSJ

How Virginia Became the Oil Patch- WSJ

2015 Events Calendar

Events Calendar 2015

I Make Order Form

I Make Order Form

Two-Thirds of Americans Are Happy with Air Quality

Two-Thirds of Americans Are Happy with Air Quality

Offshore drilling could boost the economy or be an unnecessary risk

Offshore drilling could boost the economy or be an unnecessary risk

VMA Summer Intern Recruitment

VMA is looking for a summer intern to help with business development, event planning and marketing, and administrative projects. Know a college student looking for a paid internship this summer? Have them send their resume and cover letter here.

Celebrating Volvo Trucks in Dublin

We had a great time in Dublin yesterday celebrating Volvo Trucks investing $69 million in new equipment and hiring 200 employees! Pictured: Brett Vassey, Susan Alt, Ivan Mitchell and Marcus Thompson. Read more about Volvo Trucks at the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell comments on SCC analysis of proposed EPA rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2014 Contact: Matthew Moran (804) 698-1228 Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell comments on SCC analysis of proposed EPA rule RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) commented Friday on a new analysis from the Virginia State Corporation Commission that indicates Virginia families and businesses […]

Joint Meeting of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and Agriculture, Commerce, and Technology and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations: Oct 8-9 in Natural Bridge

Joint Meeting of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and Agriculture, Commerce, and Technology and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations: Oct 8-9 in Natural Bridge ACNR Retreat Agenda (2)

Pay Up: Federal Regulations Cost U.S. Economy More Than $2 Trillion Annually

September 11, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Cassidy Rasnick 804.643.7489 Jamie Hennigan 202.637.3090   Pay Up: Federal Regulations Cost U.S. Economy More Than $2 Trillion Annually ~New NAM Study Shows Small Manufacturers in Virginia and Nationwide Face More Than Three Times the Burden of the Average U.S. Business~ Washington, D.C., September 11, 2014 – Complying with […]

Dream It. Do It. Virginia Hosts Nine Manufacturing Technology Summer Camps

Dream It. Do It. Virginia Hosts Nine Manufacturing Technology Summer Camps RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association’s (VMA) Dream It. Do It. Virginia (DIDIVA) Network hosted nine Manufacturing Technology Summer Camps across the Commonwealth this summer, reaching over 100 students and awarding over $10,000 in scholarships. DIDIVA Manufacturing Technology Camps introduce youth and young adults to the manufacturing design process in […]

Offshore drilling is divisive issue in Virginia

NORFOLK — Environmental activists led by the Sierra Club will protest drilling for oil and gas off the Virginia and North Carolina coasts. Wednesday afternoon’s demonstrations include a press conference and mock oil spill near the Sheraton Waterside Norfolk hotel in downtown. There also will be a group who support offshore drilling because of it […]

Virginia Defense Companies Secure Business from DEFSEC Atlantic 2015

http://exportvirginia.org/news/virginia-defense-companies-secure-business-from-defsec-2015/

VMA Member Draft Letter Supporting OCS Development

Draft Grasstop Letter_Atlantic_RFI for 5YP

Forum Exhibitor Fact Sheet

Forum Exhibitor Fact Sheet

RELEASE: Virginia’s Leading Retail, Small Business and Manufacturing Organizations Call for Tax Reform

September 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACTS: Cassidy Rasnick, VMA: 804.643.7489 Mary Huffard Kegley, VRF: 804.662.5505 Mike Thompson, TJI: 703.440.9447 Nicole Riley, NFIB: 804.690.2466  Virginia’s Leading Retail, Small Business and Manufacturing Organizations Call for Tax Reform RICHMOND– Virginia Retail Federation (VRF), National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Thomas Jefferson Institute and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) call […]

Scott Tilley Elected VMA Chairman

VMA 2016 Board of Directors Announced

VEDP Launches New Resource Portal for Virginia Defense Companies to Go Global

VEDP Launches New Resource Portal for Virginia Defense Companies to Go Global

EVA-Energy Market Impacts of Recent Federal Regulations on the Electric Power Sector

Nov 2014. EVA-Energy Market Impacts of Recent Federal Regulations on the Electric Power Sector

GENEDGE Announces New $2 MM Grant Funded Program to Support Virginia Companies Negatively Impacted by Defense Cutbacks

CONTACT:  Dean Young, Program Manager, VA DMEP dyoung@genedge.org 804-357-2084 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   GENEDGE Announces New $2 MM Grant Funded Program to Support Virginia Companies Negatively Impacted by Defense Cutbacks Martinsville, Va.- GENEDGE is proud to announce the formation of a new program initiative known as Virginia Domestic Markets Expansion Program (VA DMEP). The purpose of the program […]

VMA JOINS VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE ALLIANCE (VITAL)

VIRGINIA JOINS VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE ALLIANCE (VITAL)

Gary Forget Appointed VMA Workforce Development Committee Chair

October 8, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Katherine DeRosear 804-643-7489 x22 kderosear@vamanufacturers.com     Gary Forget Appointed VMA Workforce Development Committee Chair – Volvo Trucks Recognizes MSI Manufacturing Technician Certification – Gary Forget   RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Workforce Development Committee Chair, Gary Forget of Volvo […]

VMA Announces New Affinity Partnerships with Grainger, UPS and FedEx

Grainger UPS Freight FedEx

Community College Workforce Alliance Named VMA Partner of the Year

VMA MSI Partner of the Year CCWA

Untying the Gordian Knot of Misclassification

Untying the Gordian Knot of Misclassification by Courtney M. Malveaux, Esq.

Richmond Town Hall Agenda

  2014 Manufacturing Makes Virginia Town Hall Agenda 8:00-8:30 am               Networking & Light Refreshments 8:30-8:45 am               Welcome and Introductions – Brett Vassey, VMA President & CEO Comments- Billy Trigg, Rutherfood 8:45-9:00 am               New VMA Legislative Scorecard and 2014 General Assembly Wrap-Up Report – Brett Vassey 9:00-10:00 am             Roundtable with Manufacturers Discussion Topics: […]

VMA publishes 2016 Events Calendar

2016 Events Calendar

Apr 7 EHSS meeting agenda

Apr-7-2015-EHSS-meeting-agenda-updated

IVET Named 2014 DIDIVA Partner of the Year

Partner of the Year Final 10-15-2014

Virginia Faces Economic Harm from Proposed US EPA Ground-Level Ozone Standard

Virginia manufacturers and households could face significant economic harm if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lowers its ground-level ozone standard later this year to 60 parts per billion (ppb) from the current 75 ppb standard. The new ozone standard could be the most costly regulation in the nation’s history. Virginia Economic Impact: $69 Billion Gross […]

VMA is hiring!

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Description: The position is responsible for the operations of the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) and Dream It Do It Virginia (DIDIVA) Network. The position provides daily management of strategic partnership agreements, customers, members, grants, contracts, communications, and staff. The position will provide occasional grant development and public policy assistance. The position will […]

MSI & Virginia Community Colleges Announce New Industry Skills Partnership

MSI VMA VCCS Announcement 10-13-14 FINAL

What Could New Ozone Regulations Cost Virginia?

What Could New Ozone Regulations Cost Virginia Fact Sheet

Ex-Im Bank has helped business thrive

A letter to the editor of the Richmond Times Dispatch from VMA President and CEO, Brett Vassey http://www.timesdispatch.com/opinion/your-opinion/letters-to-the-editor/letters-to-the-editor/article_96b9c629-9eca-5976-8e23-153a7a0e4557.html Ex-Im Bank has helped business thrive Editor, Times-Dispatch: In your recent editorial “Shut it down,” you make several claims about the Export-Import Bank that contradict the realities of how the bank supports U.S. jobs and American competitiveness. […]

VMA and MSI Welcome New Team Members

MSI and VMA New Team Members Announced

Crossover Report

Dear VMA Members: This session of the Virginia General Assembly has seen some remarkable changes.  We have had new committee leadership in both Chambers, a new majority party in the Senate and a new Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General.  Each of these changes caused a significant shift in the legislative environment. While some of […]

EPA NAAQS Ground-Level Ozone Standard

NAAQS-Ground-Level-Ozone-Letter 

More Than Three-Fourths of Virginians Are Happy with Their Local Air Quality

15-126 Ozone Poll VA ReleaseF