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Comments Off on Dominion Energy Exploring Virginia Sites For Hydroelectric Storage.   |   Environmental, General

Dominion Energy Exploring Virginia Sites For Hydroelectric Storage.

Dominion Energy Exploring Virginia Sites For Hydroelectric Storage. The Bristol (VA) Herald Courier (6/24, Sorrell) reported Dominion Energy is considering sites in Southwest Virginia’s coalfields for construction of a pumped hydroelectric storage facility. The article mentioned that Dominion already has “the largest pumped hydroelectric storage facility in the world,” capable of powering 750,000 homes, in […]

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2017 Manufacturing Summit: Manufacturing’s Moment!

2017 Manufacturing Summit:  Manufacturing’s Moment! During the 2017 Manufacturing Summit, manufacturers of all sizes from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., for a two-day event, to bring their shop floors to the nation’s capital and to meet with members of Congress and the administration to advance the policies critical to a robust manufacturing economy. […]

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Partnerships Hail High Schoolers’ Engineering Challenge and New Workforce Certifications

Partnerships hail high schoolers’ engineering challenge and new workforce certifications MARTINSVILLE, VA – Starting on June 26, high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be tinkering with advanced manufacturing equipment and hob knobbing with industry leaders in the engineering, technology, and manufacturing sectors. Using these resources, students will go head-to-head in a product design competition. […]

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VMA and ACC Form Virginia Chemistry Council

VMA and ACC Form Virginia Chemistry Council WASHINGTON, DC – Today the VMA announced the formation of the Virginia Chemistry Council.  The Council will operate as an affiliate of the VMA and serve as the exclusive state affiliate of the American Chemistry Council.  Chemical and allied products is the second largest manufacturing industry in the […]

Comments Off on 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Winners Announced at the 6th Annual Awards Ceremony Held at WestRock   |   Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Winners Announced at the 6th Annual Awards Ceremony Held at WestRock

2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Winners Announced -6th Annual Awards Ceremony Held at WestRock Click here to view the press release and list of winners.

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Worth Higgins Acquires Stern’s Printing And Engraving

Worth Higgins Acquires Stern’s Printing And Engraving. The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch (6/5, Young) reports that “Henrico County-based commercial printing company Worth Higgins & Associates Inc. has acquired Stern’s Printing and Engraving Co.” The Times-Dispatch adds, “The acquisition is expected to generate an estimated $2 million in annual sales, Worth Higgins said.” The article also states […]

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Largest Municipal Utility Solar Farm to Begin Construction in August

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Largest Municipal Utility Solar Farm to Begin Construction in August ~ Kentuck Solar Project to power more than 900 homes in the City of Danville ~  DANVILLE – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August. The Kentuck […]

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WestRock To Buy Five Manufacturing Plants For $192M.

WestRock To Buy Five Manufacturing Plants For $192M. The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch (5/24, Blackwell) reports that “packaging giant WestRock Co. is buying five manufacturing plants in a $192 million cash and stock deal.” The Times-Dispatch adds, “WestRock, which has administrative offices in both Richmond and Norcross, Ga., said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to […]

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Editorial: Our No. 1 challenge – The Roanoke Times

Editorial: Our No. 1 Challenge – The Roanoke Times Last week, business leaders from around the region gathered for the Roanoke Regional Chamber’s annual business summit. They heard from nearly two dozen speakers. They mostly heard just one message, though: If you want to grow your local economy, the talent level of the work force […]

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Governor Doubles Limit for Brewery Events

Governor Doubles Limit for Brewery Events : RichmondBizSense.com Mike Plantania | May 22, 2017 Just before happy hour on Friday afternoon, Gov. Terry McAuliffe raised a pint and signed a bill to loosen regulations on Virginia’s booze industry. Virginia breweries and wineries now can obtain up to eight ABC-sanctioned banquet licenses in a calendar year, […]