Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. Read more >>
Meeting details will be posted on this website as they become available.
70% of all organizational change efforts fail according to Forbes. One reason for this is lack of buy-in from the organization. Does your staff play an active role in your environmental programs?
DEQ wants to help you integrate your environmental program into your company’s identity. Join us to learn about Creating a Culture of Sustainability: Increasing Buy-In Through Communication. This FREE webinar will take place Wednesday May 3rd at 1:00 pm EST.
To register for this webinar, click here.
If you have any questions contact us at VEEP@deq.virginia.gov.
|Please join us for the 2017 Virginia & Tennessee Town Hall Meeting, which bring together businesses, community partners and regional leaders from two states to highlight critical issues for the manufacturing sector. You must register to attend this event, as space will be limited. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you there.
Tuesday, May 4th
Bristol Motor Speedway,
There will be a tour of Bristol Motor Speedway and reception in the Bristol Club Suite after the meeting.
Conference Center – Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
1525 Russell Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford will give welcoming remarks. He is an accomplished attorney with a lifetime of experience in both the public and private sectors. In addition to his public service, Lt. Governor Rutherford has extensive legal and business experience, including service in business and government law, information technology sales, and small and minority business development.
Andra Rush CEO and President, Detroit Manufacturing Systems, Chair and CEO, Rush Trucking Corporation, CEO and President, Dakkota Integrated Systems, is our keynote speaker. Andra, a native American, will share her amazing success story of how she became a nationally recognized business leader who started with a $5,000 investment using her credit card.
Full List of SPEAKERS & AGENDA:
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Opening & Welcome
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Connecting to the Future – New Digital Technologies and How They Are Changing Our World of Work – Panelists will discuss Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution and the advanced technologies shaping our future. You will get a new understanding how technology is shaping our business models and how to connect with key resources to be competitive.
Moderator: Dr. Michael Galiazzo, President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland
12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Lunch
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Andra Rush, CEO and President, Detroit Manufacturing Systems; Chair and CEO, Rush Trucking Corporation; CEO and President, Dakkota Integrated Systems
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Thought Leaders Discussion: Connecting to Industry & Policy Leaders to Grow Minority Manufacturing- OEM and resource organization “thought leaders” will discuss how to grow and sustain minority-owned manufacturing companies. Audience will be included in the discussion on “How to grow minority manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic Region.”
OEM Thought Leaders:
Resource Organization Thought Leaders:
ADJOURNMENT 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
RECEPTION 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This comprehensive in-scope program takes you systematically from the underlying fundamentals to the specific “how to’s.” This program of instruction covers the specific techniques necessary to maximize your effectiveness as an energy manager, vice president of operations, or facilities manager.
Training will be held at Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon during the week of May 15-19, 2017.
Pricing: AEE Member Fee: *$1,995 pp Non-AEE Member Fee: *$2,195 pp
*Scholarships are available from GENEDGE and Appalachian Power for qualifying companies. GENEDGE will fund 50% of the cost for attendees from NIST-eligible companies who register by 5 p.m. on April 13, 2017. These qualifying companies in Virginia include manufacturers, industrial companies, engineering services and R&D companies. Please contact Mindy Priddy to obtain the scholarship code, (276) 666-8890 x227; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information or questions about the CEM training please contact:
Joe Hundley (434) 797-1321 x9076; email@example.com.
Mark Custer (434) 489-9683; firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Follow this link to learn more including a detailed course outline in PDF and how to register.
VMA Government Affairs Committee Meeting – May 16th
Please mark your calendar for the VMA Government Affairs Committee Meeting that will take place on May 16th in the VMA Large Conference Room.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
VMA Large Conference Room
2104 West Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227