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JennChem To Invest $5M In Virginia Manufacturing Facility

JennChem To Invest $5M In Virginia Manufacturing Facility. The Bristol (VA) Herald Courier (7/26) reports that “Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that JennChem, LLC, a manufacturer of chemical roof support and sealing products and an affiliate of the JENNMAR family of companies, will invest $5 million to establish a manufacturing operation for heavy duty […]

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ICYMI: Byron – Credentials offer a path to the middle class

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Credentials offer a path to the middle class By: Delegate Kathy Byron July 23, 2017 In the classic 1967 film “The Graduate,” Mr. McGuire famously gives Ben this piece of career advice: “I want to say one word to you … just one word: plastics.” That was 50 years ago. Yet, my advice to people […]

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Valley Career and Technical Center hosted a five-day Summer Academy

Giving them an edge By CLARICE ELLINGER For The News Virginian | Jul 13, 2017 FISHERSVILLE— The Virginia Manufacturers Association projects that of the 66,000 job openings in manufacturing available over the next decade, some 40,000 will require skilled workers with more than a high school diploma. With the number of job openings becoming available in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]