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Virginia DEQ To Require Additional Water-Quality Certifications For ACP, MVP.

Virginia DEQ To Require Additional Water-Quality Certifications For ACP, MVP. In continuing coverage, Engineering News-Record (4/12) reports the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will now require the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline “to obtain U.S Army Corps of Engineers water-quality certifications as well as wetland and stream crossing permits.”  Read more >>

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Universities Look to Grow Partnership with NCI

Universities Look to Grow Partnership with NCI MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN, April 5, 2017 –Longwood University wants to add new bachelor’s degree programs at the New College Institute (NCI) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) wants to become involved in engineering and technology programs there. The universities expressed their desires to NCI’s board this week as part of […]

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New College Institute Board Approves Plans For Future Direction

NCI Board Approves Plans For Future Direction Martinsville, Va. – Progress and new programming were the themes of the New College Institute (NCI) Board of Directors meeting on Monday. During the meeting, NCI Chair Senator Bill Stanley presented a proposal for the future direction of the institution, which was unanimously approved by the Board.  NCI […]

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Shamrock Farms Spending $40 Million To Expand Milk Manufacturing Operation In Virginia

Shamrock Farms Spending $40 Million To Expand Milk Manufacturing Operation In Virginia. The AP (3/30) reports that Shamrock Farms – “one of the largest family owned dairy producers in the country” – will invest “more than $40 million to expand its milk manufacturing operation in August County.” Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Wednesday “that Shamrock […]

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Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Rate In Nearly Seven Years

Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Rate In Nearly Seven Years. In a Shopfloor (3/28) piece, NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray writes that the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank on Tuesday “said that manufacturing activity in its district expanded at its fastest rate since April 2010.” The composite index of general business activity “increased from 17 […]

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Smithfield Foods’ Keira Lombardo Appointed To NAM Board of Directors

Smithfield Foods’ Keira Lombardo Appointed To NAM Board Of Directors. In a press release, Smithfield Foods, Inc. on Monday announced that Keira Lombardo, senior vice president of corporate affairs, “has been named a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons is quoted saying […]

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Virginia Governor Announces $600,000 Competitive Grant Program For CTE Equipment

Virginia Governor Announces $600,000 Competitive Grant Program For CTE Equipment. WSLS-TV Roanoke, VA (3/23) reported Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced “$600,000 in competitive grants to 16 high schools and technical centers to upgrade equipment for their career and technical education (CTE) programs.” The piece quoted McAuliffe saying, “As we continue to build the new Virginia […]

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Ignite Your Advocacy Contest: We need your help to win the popular vote!

We need your help to win the popular vote! The VMA has entered its Vision 2020 infographic in the 2017 CQ Role Call “Ignite Your Advocacy” Photo Contest.  We need your help to win the popular vote.  The two entries that receive the most “hearts” will win national recognition.  It’s easy to participate. Click here to […]

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Recycle VA! Presented to Norfolk Environmental Commission

http://www.norfolk.gov/NEC Brett Vassey, VMA President & CEO, and Kate Baker, Virginia Retail Federation, presented to Norfolk Environmental Commission last night on the Recycle VA! initiative and its first VA legislation – SB1518 – to improve recycling for beneficial use, litter reduction and public education. Click here to view the Recycle VA! Overview that was discussed.

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Timmons Discusses Need For Regulatory Reform with CNBC’s Squawk Box

Timmons Discusses Need For Regulatory Reform In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box (3/17), NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons discussed the “massive impact” of the 297,696 regulations on manufacturers in the United States. While Timmons said not all regulations are bad for manufacturers, he emphasized the need for regulatory reform, citing the high number […]