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Brett Vassey column: Trump reverses obstacles to offshore energy development

Brett Vassey column: Trump reverses obstacles to offshore energy development Richmond Times Dispatch | May 14 By Brett Vassey Last year, when the Obama administration removed the entire Atlantic — including waters off Virginia, straight on down through Georgia — from being considered for possible oil and natural gas leasing through 2022, it appeared these […]

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Skilled workforce is biggest challenge for Tri-Cities manufacturing

Skilled workforce is biggest challenge for Tri-Cities manufacturing BRISTOL, Tenn. – The state of local manufacturing was the focus of a town hall meeting at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon. Industry and government leaders from both Tennessee and Virginia weighed in to help shape the future. President and CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers Association Brett […]

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New Technology Adjusts Timeframe For Virginia Plant Investment – Vastly

New Technology Adjusts Timeframe For Virginia Plant Investment. The Washington Post (5/8, Vozzella) reports that the Shandong Tranlin Paper Co.’s plans “to build a $2 billion paper plant that would create 2,000 jobs in the Richmond suburbs,” may be delayed because “a new technology that the company has been testing in China is working so […]

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VA/TN Town Hall Meeting in the News

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The state of local manufacturing was the focus of a town hall meeting at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon. Industry and government leaders from both Tennessee and Virginia weighed in to help shape the future. President and CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers Association Brett Vassey said the area’s strengths are its location […]

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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 […]