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Chesterfield-based ITAC has grown its engineering services to 26 states

Chesterfield-based ITAC has grown its engineering services to 26 states Richmond Times Dispatch | JOAN TUPPONCE Special correspondent |Sep 10, 2017 The North American headquarters of the nutrition and care division of Evonik Corp. in Hopewell benefits from working with engineering-and-design-build industrial contractor ITAC. “We do a lot of hazard assessments with the focus on […]

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Koinonia To Open First North American Manufacturing Facility In Virginia.

Koinonia To Open First North American Manufacturing Facility In Virginia. Virginia Business Magazine (9/11, Sabbath) reports that “Koinonia Ltd., a Brazilian-based manufacturer of foam and tape solutions for the automotive, refrigeration (HVAC), marine, construction and heavy-machinery industries, is planning to open its first North American manufacturing operation in Pulaski County” in Virginia. The company anticipates […]

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DuPont Finalizes Merger With Dow

DuPont Finalizes Merger With Dow. Philly (PA) (8/31, DiStefano) reports that “Wilmington-based DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co. of Midland, Mich. – rival developers of plastics, pesticides, explosives, and other useful and dangerous-to-make materials – combine Thursday into one big global corporation, DowDuPont.” The article describes the merger as “a temporary marriage of convenience, with […]

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Students learn money-making skills at ITAC’s Advanced Technology Camp

Students learn money-making skills at ITAC’s Advanced Technology Camp CBS News Online – POSTED 8:43 AM, AUGUST 30, 2017, BY ROB CARDWELL CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Time flies during the summer, even when you’re using your time wisely. “There’s no time for boredom,” ITAC Business Development Director Rachel Pest said. “We keep them very busy during this […]

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Virginia Petroleum Council criticizes Gov. McAuliffe’s call to reject offshore oil, gas leasing

Virginia Petroleum Council criticizes Gov. McAuliffe’s call to reject offshore oil, gas leasing DailyEnergyInsider | August 21, 2017 | by Chris Galford  Following a request from Gov. Terry McAuliffe that Virginia be excluded from a Trump Administration plan to lease oil and gas operations, the Virginia Petroleum Council has rebutted the governor’s comments with a call […]

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Virginia Petroleum Council to Gov. McAuliffe: Virginians benefit from safe offshore energy development

Virginia Petroleum Council to Gov. McAuliffe: Virginians benefit from safe offshore energy development RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin released the following statement in response to Governor McAuliffe’s comments on the Interior Department’s oil and gas leasing program. “It’s high time Virginians felt the benefits of harnessing our state’s vast energy […]

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As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

As the laid-ff struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs ABC New.com | August 15, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL AND CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERS Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban […]

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Draftco Inc Looks To Expand In Virginia

Draftco Inc Looks To Expand In Virginia. WHSV-TV Harrisonburg, VA (8/10) reports that “Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Draftco, Inc., is looking to expand in Augusta County,” as “the machine and fabrication company is investing $450,000 in the county to expand its operations in Stuarts Draft.” The article states that “the expansion will […]

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Stihl’s manufacturing technology summer camp helps to address the skills gap

By Sandra J. Pennecke sandra.pennecke@insidebiz.com Over the next decade, 2 million manufacturing jobs out of 3.5 million available positions are expected to go unfilled according to the National Association of Manufacturers. That shortage of needed versus available talent is why summer camps, such as the Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp at Stihl, are vital to help […]

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Virginia Manufacturer TemperPack Raises $10M To Expand Operations, Add Jobs.

Virginia Manufacturer TemperPack Raises $10M To Expand Operations, Add Jobs. The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch (7/27, Blackwell) reports that “TemperPack, a Richmond-based manufacturer of sustainable packaging technology for perishable goods, has raised $10 million in an investment round that will help it further expand its operations and add jobs.” The Times-Dispatch adds that the investment round […]