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Current News & Press Releases

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. to Expand Operation in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD), a major American manufacturer of household products, will invest $27 million to expand its facility at 1851 Touchstone Drive in Chesterfield County. The company will...

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Drought Watch Advisory Declaration

Drought watch advisory declared for 28 counties and 11 cities in Virginia Richmond, Va. — In response to existing conditions and to increase public awareness of the potential for a significant drought, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued...

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2023 Virginia Legislative Competitiveness Scorecard

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (VMAPAC) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) released the 2023 Virginia Legislative Competitiveness Scorecard. This year legislators were scored based on 73 VMA priority and...

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How the CEO of Virginia MetalFab became a “celebrity”

Ron Martin, CEO of precision metal fabricator Virginia MetalFab, says he feels like a celebrity in Appomattox, Va., after growing the company and moving into the derelict Thomasville Furniture factory, bringing hope to residents who'd lost their jobs during its...

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Lego looks to build bigger US Sales with VA factory

Lego is targeting US regions where there's the potential to grow sales with regional marketing strategies and plans to open its first US factory in 2025, a $1 billion facility in Richmond, Va. "On the east coast and in the north, we're already very strong, but it...

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VEDP: Is Your Company Ready to Pursue International Sales?

VEDP’s online export readiness assessment helps Virginia businesses determine whether they are ready to begin exporting or expand into additional markets. The questions assist companies in systematically thinking through various components of export readiness. To take...

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VEDP: New International Trade Missions and Trade Shows

Face-to-face meetings are critical to international business. VEDP helps Virginia businesses meet potential customers and partners through trade missions and trade shows. New events have been added to our calendar through July 2024 and registration is now open....

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