2017 Events Calendar

Webinar Hosted by RCM&D: Weather Related Claims
Sep 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

To register for this webinar or learn more about on-site training for your employees, please contact Katie Caple at (410) 427-6430 at

Virginia Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) Conference @ The Westin Richmond
Sep 28 @ 9:00 AM – Sep 29 @ 3:00 PM
Safety Committee Meeting @ Westin Hotel and Conference Center
Sep 28 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Safety Committee Meeting

The next Safety Committee Meeting will be held the morning of the VMA Virginia Environmental, Health and Safety Conference.  Lunch will be provided.  Additional details will be posted to this website once they are finalized.   Click here to register for this committee meeting and help us plan for lunch.

Water Sub-committee Meeting @ Westin Hotel & Conference Center
Sep 28 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Water Sub-committee Meeting

Please join us for the Water Sub-committee Meeting which will be held on September 28th prior to the VMA Virginia Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) Conference.  Lunch will be provided at the meeting.  Click here to register for this meeting and help us plan for lunch.

MFG Day Event at Son Metal Fab @ Son Metal Fab
Oct 5 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

MFG Day Event at Son Metal Fab – 10/5 from 10AM-2PM

6th Annual Open House and Plant Tours from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.on Thursday, October 5th. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Visitors will learn about the process of metalworking and career opportunities.  Register here >>


SON Metal Fab is a family-owned sheet metal fabrication company. By combining sheet metal fabrication and machining, we are well equipped to meet the specific needs of our broad range of customers.

MFG Day – Friday, October 6
Oct 6 all-day

MFG Day – Friday, October 6th

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This annual national celebration puts modern manufacturing, our talented workforce, the amazing products manufactured by our members and the exciting career paths available to today’s students in the spotlight.

If you are planning to host an event at your manufacturing facility, please email so so we can recognize your event on our website.

Getting Involved in MFG Day is Easy!

Listen to a webinar on “Getting Involved”

Download the Host Toolkit

Create an Account and Explore the Host Dashboard

69th Virginia Conference on World Trade – Oct 17-18 @ The Williamsburg Lodge
Oct 17 @ 9:00 AM – Oct 18 @ 1:00 PM

69th Virginia Conference on World Trade

Join Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Economic Development Partnership International Trade, Virginia Manufacturers Association and Virginia Maritime Association on October 17-18 for the 69th Virginia Conference on World Trade at The Williamsburg Lodge. Meet, develop and cultivate international partnerships with a network from around the world.

When expanding your business globally, networking with the right people will set you up for success. Valuable connections that can take your international business to the next level are waiting to happen. Choose workshops led by industry experts, hear speakers discuss future trends in international trade and walk away with new ideas and relationships to put global trade to work for your business.

Click here for registration and agenda details.


Webinar Hosted by RCM&D: Post-Offer Employment Testing
Oct 18 @ 11:00 AM – 11:00 AM

To register for this webinar or learn more about on-site training for your employees, contact Katie Caple at (410) 427-6430.

Air Subcommittee Meeting @ ODEC
Oct 31 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Air Subcommittee Meeting

The next Air Subcommittee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 10/31 in the ODEC Board Room from 10:30am-2:30pm.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend to

Virginia Industry Forum @ Marriott Conference Center at City Center
Nov 2 @ 1:00 PM – Nov 3 @ 12:00 PM

Virginia Industry Forum

Forum is an opportunity for manufacturers from across the Commonwealth to tackle major issues facing industry.  The program is centered on world-class automation, productivity, supply chain, and technology solutions for industry.

Event highlights include:

  • Ken Eisner, Amazon Web Services will discuss their utilization of Cloud Technology for Workforce Education
  • 6th Annual MSI Workforce Solutions Symposium
  • Dr. Gary Lynn – Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology and best-selling author will explain a major research program funded by the Undersecretary of Defense and over 500 companies (1,500 programs) to uncover how best-in-breed companies innovate better and faster.
  • The VMAPAC will announce the Industrial Strength Leadership Award
  • Tour of Newport News Shipyard
  • Supply Chain Interviews to include women owned, minority and small manufactures

 Forum registration is now open!

Please visit the Forum webpage for conference and hotel information. Bookmark the page and visit often for updates.