2017 Events Calendar

Taxation Committee Meeting @ VMA Large Conference Room
Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Taxation Committee Meeting

1 pm – 3:30 pm
October 26, 2017
2104 W. Laburnum Ave., Large Conference Room, Richmond


RSVP to by 10/23Dial-in/webinar access will be available by request.

Draft Agenda:

  • VMA VA Tax Competitiveness Report – Brett Vassey, VMA
  • Local Tax Assessment Appeals Process – Legislative Proposal
  • M&T Tax Reform – Legislative Proposal (see attached 2012 voting guide)
  • Regulatory Update – Sandy Rowe, Hunton & Williams LLC (invited)
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 Chemistry Council – Organizing Meeting @ Marriott City Center
Nov 1 @ 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Virginia Chemistry Council – Organizing Meeting

Time/Date:    November 1, 3pm-5:30pm
Location:     Marriott Newport News City Center
Blue Point II Room
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606


Welcome & Introductions – Brett Vassey, VMA

Review ACC Agreement – Josh Young, American Chemistry Council (ACC)

 Review Chemical Industry Economic Impact Report – TBD

 Develop VA Chemistry Council Tactical Plan – TBD

Set 2018 Meeting Dates

  • Day on the Hill – February 12, 2018

 Finalize VCC Invitations for Members – Brett Vassey, VMA

Please contact Kimberly Noonan @ if you would like to participate in the committee and planning session.

Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting @ Marriott City Center
Nov 2 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting

November 2, 8am-10am
Marriott Newport News City Center
Salon III
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

Draft Agenda:

Breakfast & Opening Remarks – Nat Marshall, BWXT 

Virginia Board of Workforce Development Report – Nat Marshall, BWXT

  • Career Readiness Certification
  • Work Readiness Certification
  • Employing Virginians with Disabilities
  • Unemployed Youth and Employability Assessment

Virginia Community College System and K-12 Report – MSI Team

  • Funding: New Economy Workforce (NEW) Industry Credential Grant Program Update
  • Solutions for Skilled Trades Training & Certification
  • Safety Training Certification
  • Advanced Manufacturing Career Coaches
  • Engaging Youth Through Dream It Do It Virginia Technology Camps & Academies
  • Expanding the Dream It Do It Virginia Career Information System
  • Solutions to Teacher & Instructor Shortages 

Executive Branch Report – Brett Vassey, President & CEO, VMA

  • Creating a VA Office for Workforce Development
  • Restructuring the VA Jobs Investment Partnership Program(VJIP) – Stephen Moret, President, VEDP (invited)
  • Worker Retraining Tax Credit Update
  • Restructuring the Virginia Employment Commission – Proposal 

Universities – Wendy Kang, SCHEV (invited)

Business Solutions for Workforce Health & Wellness

  • On-Site Health Clinics:  The Future of Worker Healthcare Management – Scott Parks, President, CareTeam Health
VMA 95th Annual Membership Meetings (Members Only) @ Marriott City Center
Nov 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

VMA 95th Annual Membership Meeting (Members Only)

The VMA Membership Meeting will be held at the Marriott City Center at 10am-11am before the Industry Forum.  The following agenda topics will be covered during this meeting:

  • Election of VMA Board Members
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Chairman’s Report
  • President’s Report
  • Member Services Report

Please plan to attend both the Annual Meeting and Industry Forum.

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.

Statistical Analysis to Improve Manufacturing Maintenance Programs @ Brooks Forest Products Center
Nov 14 @ 8:30 AM – Nov 15 @ 5:30 PM

Statistical Methods to Improve Maintenance Programs


The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech is offering this short course to provide an ample review of principles and analytical tools to design and implement an effective maintenance program in a manufacturing setting. The short course has been designed to take advantage of MS Excel as the main tool for data analysis. All the units include a heavy hands-on component so participants at the end of the course will have solid capabilities to solve real world problems in their own companies.

This short course requires a basic understanding of how MS Excel works as well as some introductory basic knowledge in statistics. The fee of $450 covers lunch (two days), coffee breaks and 1.6 CEU credits. Participants need to bring their own personal computers and make sure MS Excel is installed.

Who should attend?

Quality Control Supervisors, Production Managers, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Engineers, Supervisors, Operators, and Maintenance personnel.

More Information >>

Webinar Hosted by RCM&D: Driver Safety
Nov 15 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Webinar Hosted by RCM&D: Workplace Violence Prevention
Dec 6 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

2018 VMA Day on the Hill @ Library of Virginia
Feb 12 @ 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Additional details will be updated as they become available.