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Offshore drilling could boost the economy or be an unnecessary risk

Offshore drilling could boost the economy or be an unnecessary risk

EPA NAAQS Ground-Level Ozone Standard

NAAQS-Ground-Level-Ozone-Letter 

VMA JOINS VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE ALLIANCE (VITAL)

VIRGINIA JOINS VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE ALLIANCE (VITAL)

Bulletin & Alert: The Virginia Emergency Operations Center Private Sector Advisory

READ FULL ADVISORY & GET ATTENDEE LINK HERE From the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Emergency Operations Center (VEOC): The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), Virginia Fusion Center (VFC), and Commonwealth of Virginia, Secretary of Public Safety […]

Dream It. Do It. Virginia Hosts Nine Manufacturing Technology Summer Camps

Dream It. Do It. Virginia Hosts Nine Manufacturing Technology Summer Camps RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association’s (VMA) Dream It. Do It. Virginia (DIDIVA) Network hosted nine Manufacturing Technology Summer Camps across the Commonwealth this summer, reaching over 100 students and awarding over $10,000 in scholarships. DIDIVA Manufacturing Technology Camps introduce youth and young adults to the manufacturing design process in […]

Virginia Defense Companies Secure Business from DEFSEC Atlantic 2015

http://exportvirginia.org/news/virginia-defense-companies-secure-business-from-defsec-2015/

The Virginia Safety & Health Codes Board Voted to repeal §16 VAC 25-220 – Upcoming Meeting Dates

From Princy Doss, Virginia DOLI: The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board Meeting and Public Hearing dates have been scheduled.  The Public Hearing date is March 14th. The meeting will be offered virtual and in-person. The location is the Patrick Henry Building. The Board Meeting is on March 21st. This meeting will also be offered […]

Untying the Gordian Knot of Misclassification

Untying the Gordian Knot of Misclassification by Courtney M. Malveaux, Esq.

Richmond Town Hall Agenda

  2014 Manufacturing Makes Virginia Town Hall Agenda 8:00-8:30 am               Networking & Light Refreshments 8:30-8:45 am               Welcome and Introductions – Brett Vassey, VMA President & CEO Comments- Billy Trigg, Rutherfood 8:45-9:00 am               New VMA Legislative Scorecard and 2014 General Assembly Wrap-Up Report – Brett Vassey 9:00-10:00 am             Roundtable with Manufacturers Discussion Topics: […]

EVA-Energy Market Impacts of Recent Federal Regulations on the Electric Power Sector

Nov 2014. EVA-Energy Market Impacts of Recent Federal Regulations on the Electric Power Sector

CAPs help communities understand what plants do, how they work

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE Community Advisory Panels providing a forum for open, honest dialogue between local citizens and site management   Their aim is to engage openly with site neighbors in various forms of neighborhood dialogues. One of those dialogues is a Community Advisory Panel (CAP), also referred to as a Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC). […]

VMA and MSI Welcome New Team Members

MSI and VMA New Team Members Announced

Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell comments on SCC analysis of proposed EPA rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2014 Contact: Matthew Moran (804) 698-1228 Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell comments on SCC analysis of proposed EPA rule RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) commented Friday on a new analysis from the Virginia State Corporation Commission that indicates Virginia families and businesses […]

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Virginia Faces Economic Harm from Proposed US EPA Ground-Level Ozone Standard

Virginia manufacturers and households could face significant economic harm if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lowers its ground-level ozone standard later this year to 60 parts per billion (ppb) from the current 75 ppb standard. The new ozone standard could be the most costly regulation in the nation’s history. Virginia Economic Impact: $69 Billion Gross […]

MSI & Virginia Community Colleges Announce New Industry Skills Partnership

MSI VMA VCCS Announcement 10-13-14 FINAL

Competing for Talent: Recasting Perceptions of Manufacturing – A Deloitte Study

A joint Deloitte-MI study released this week showed that 64% percent of consumers surveyed see manufacturing as innovative, a 25% gain from the 39% reported by respondents in 2017. However, awareness of the sector’s many positives lags and most workers still prefer employment in other sectors, such as retail and services, to manufacturing.  Please share […]

VMA is hiring!

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Description: The position is responsible for the operations of the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) and Dream It Do It Virginia (DIDIVA) Network. The position provides daily management of strategic partnership agreements, customers, members, grants, contracts, communications, and staff. The position will provide occasional grant development and public policy assistance. The position will […]

Gary Forget Appointed VMA Workforce Development Committee Chair

October 8, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Katherine DeRosear 804-643-7489 x22 kderosear@vamanufacturers.com     Gary Forget Appointed VMA Workforce Development Committee Chair – Volvo Trucks Recognizes MSI Manufacturing Technician Certification – Gary Forget   RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Workforce Development Committee Chair, Gary Forget of Volvo […]

German company investing more than $1 million to upgrade equipment in Virginia Beach

German company investing more than $1 million to upgrade equipment in Virginia Beach IMS Gear, a German-based manufacturer of automotive equipment, announced Thursday plans to invest $1.05 million to upgrade its equipment in Virginia Beach. The company’s 115 employees will be retrained to operate the new CNC cutting machinery with support from the Virginia Jobs […]

Navy’s long-term shipbuilding plan puts priority on carriers, submarines

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE Navy’s long-term shipbuilding plan puts priority on carriers, submarines The Navy’s new long-term shipbuilding plan — its first in three years — calls for maintaining the pace of Virginia-class submarine procurement and delivery at two a year. The plan does not include hints from an earlier proposal that light aircraft carriers […]

Pay Up: Federal Regulations Cost U.S. Economy More Than $2 Trillion Annually

September 11, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Cassidy Rasnick 804.643.7489 Jamie Hennigan 202.637.3090   Pay Up: Federal Regulations Cost U.S. Economy More Than $2 Trillion Annually ~New NAM Study Shows Small Manufacturers in Virginia and Nationwide Face More Than Three Times the Burden of the Average U.S. Business~ Washington, D.C., September 11, 2014 – Complying with […]

Forum Exhibitor Fact Sheet

Forum Exhibitor Fact Sheet

Updated CDC Guidance on Masks – FAQ

Updated CDC Guidance on Masks – FAQ THE CDC RECENTLY UPDATED ITS GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 FOR MASK WEARING.  IF I AM AN EMPLOYEE WHOSE JOB DUTIES DO NOT INCLUDE PROVIDING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE/NON-MEDICAL CARE TO KNOWN OR SUSPECTED COVID-19 PERSONS CAN I FOLLOW THE UPDATED CDC GUIDANCE REGARDING MASKS? Yes, except as otherwise noted in these […]

CRA CEO Named as National Top Entrepreneur and Marshall University Commencement Speaker; Agency wins STS Chairman’s Award

  Please join CRA in congratulating our CEO Susan Lavenski for being recognized as one of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, as she has been named one of Industry Era magazine’s “2019 10 Best Entrepreneurs of the Year.” Susan also will serve as keynote commencement speaker for Marshall University’s 2019 graduation ceremonies next month.  She graduated […]

New EPA Rule Will Threaten Manufacturers’ Competitive Advantage

Clear Indication Administration Fundamentally Against “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy Washington, D.C.,– Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) President and CEO Brett Vassey and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statements in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed standard for existing power plants: VMA President and CEO Brett Vassey: “Industrial […]

VMA Welcomes New Member Services Coordinator

  VMA Announces New Staff Member Effective Immediately – VMA Welcomes New Member Services Coordinator –   RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is excited to announce and welcome the addition of Michele Whiteside to its team. Michele Whiteside joins the VMA team in the role of Member Services Coordinator.  Michele has over […]

What Could New Ozone Regulations Cost Virginia?

What Could New Ozone Regulations Cost Virginia Fact Sheet

Scott Tilley Elected VMA Chairman

VMA 2016 Board of Directors Announced

VMA publishes 2016 Events Calendar

2016 Events Calendar

Joint Meeting of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and Agriculture, Commerce, and Technology and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations: Oct 8-9 in Natural Bridge

Joint Meeting of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and Agriculture, Commerce, and Technology and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations: Oct 8-9 in Natural Bridge ACNR Retreat Agenda (2)

Bulletin & Alert: 16VAC25-220 COVID-19 Final Permanent Standard to be Repealed

ACTION: VA Safety & Health Codes Board was advised to repeal Virginia 16VAC25-220 COVID-19 Final Permanent Standard at its March 21, 2021 meeting. The proposed effective date is expected to be March 23, 2022. Employers should begin updating all internal regulations, training, and workplace rules to comply with OSHA, CDC, and VOSH guidance. Employers also […]

More Than Three-Fourths of Virginians Are Happy with Their Local Air Quality

15-126 Ozone Poll VA ReleaseF

VMA Member Draft Letter Supporting OCS Development

Draft Grasstop Letter_Atlantic_RFI for 5YP

Energy policy abandons electricity consumers and increases inflation

Read Full Article Here BY JON B. WELLINGHOFF AND PAUL N. CICIO, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS – 05/15/22 2:00 PM ET THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL   Electric ratepayers will face even higher electricity costs and inflation due to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) proposed action […]

US Sanctions on Russia – USDOC Resources

Download USG Sanctions Resources Letter Here FULL TEXT U.S. Sanctions on Russia – A Brief Reference Many of the current U.S. sanctions targeting the Russian Government, and certain Russian persons and entities, were imposed in response to Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea and malign activities in eastern Ukraine and elsewhere internationally. Sanctions imposed pursuant to […]

VEDP Launches New Resource Portal for Virginia Defense Companies to Go Global

VEDP Launches New Resource Portal for Virginia Defense Companies to Go Global

VMA Summer Intern Recruitment

VMA is looking for a summer intern to help with business development, event planning and marketing, and administrative projects. Know a college student looking for a paid internship this summer? Have them send their resume and cover letter here.

Stihl Inc. names new president and CEO

Read Article Here Stihl Inc. names new president and CEO Terry Horan takes helm at Va. Beach manufacturer PUBLISHED MARCH 31, 2022BY COURTNEY MABEUS Terry Horan was named president and CEO of Stihl Inc., effective April 1, 2022. Virginia Beach-based chainsaw and outdoor power equipment manufacturer Stihl Inc. has appointed Terrence “Terry” Horan as the company’s president […]

Celebrating Volvo Trucks in Dublin

We had a great time in Dublin yesterday celebrating Volvo Trucks investing $69 million in new equipment and hiring 200 employees! Pictured: Brett Vassey, Susan Alt, Ivan Mitchell and Marcus Thompson. Read more about Volvo Trucks at the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Ex-Im Bank has helped business thrive

A letter to the editor of the Richmond Times Dispatch from VMA President and CEO, Brett Vassey http://www.timesdispatch.com/opinion/your-opinion/letters-to-the-editor/letters-to-the-editor/article_96b9c629-9eca-5976-8e23-153a7a0e4557.html Ex-Im Bank has helped business thrive Editor, Times-Dispatch: In your recent editorial “Shut it down,” you make several claims about the Export-Import Bank that contradict the realities of how the bank supports U.S. jobs and American competitiveness. […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific to add 500 jobs in RVA region

“Massachusetts-based scientific equipment and software supply company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will invest $97 million to expand its laboratory operations into three new locations in the Greater Richmond area, a project expected to create more than 500 jobs, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Monday.” Read full article here

Coalition for Consumer Choices Press Release: Youngkin rolls back Northam’s limits on single-use plastics

Youngkin rolls back Northam’s limits on single-use plastics Read full press release here RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Thursday ended what his office called a “burdensome” restriction on single-use plastics at state agencies, colleges and universities. The Republican governor signed an executive order rolling back a 2021 order from Democratic Gov. Ralph […]

Virginia’s community colleges are losing students. Can free tuition bring them back?

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE The number of students at Virginia’s community colleges has plummeted by almost 50,000 in the past decade. Historically, community college enrollment increases when the economy dips. But when the pandemic arrived, wreaking havoc on businesses, enrollment kept falling anyway. The head of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia called […]

2015 Events Calendar

Events Calendar 2015

RELEASE: Virginia’s Leading Retail, Small Business and Manufacturing Organizations Call for Tax Reform

September 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACTS: Cassidy Rasnick, VMA: 804.643.7489 Mary Huffard Kegley, VRF: 804.662.5505 Mike Thompson, TJI: 703.440.9447 Nicole Riley, NFIB: 804.690.2466  Virginia’s Leading Retail, Small Business and Manufacturing Organizations Call for Tax Reform RICHMOND– Virginia Retail Federation (VRF), National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Thomas Jefferson Institute and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) call […]

GENEDGE Announces New $2 MM Grant Funded Program to Support Virginia Companies Negatively Impacted by Defense Cutbacks

CONTACT:  Dean Young, Program Manager, VA DMEP dyoung@genedge.org 804-357-2084 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   GENEDGE Announces New $2 MM Grant Funded Program to Support Virginia Companies Negatively Impacted by Defense Cutbacks Martinsville, Va.- GENEDGE is proud to announce the formation of a new program initiative known as Virginia Domestic Markets Expansion Program (VA DMEP). The purpose of the program […]

Two-Thirds of Americans Are Happy with Air Quality

Two-Thirds of Americans Are Happy with Air Quality

Crossover Report

Dear VMA Members: This session of the Virginia General Assembly has seen some remarkable changes.  We have had new committee leadership in both Chambers, a new majority party in the Senate and a new Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General.  Each of these changes caused a significant shift in the legislative environment. While some of […]

VMA Announces New Affinity Partnerships with Grainger, UPS and FedEx

Grainger UPS Freight FedEx

Virginia officials flush with policy choices on taxpayer relief after federal reforms

Virginia officials flush with policy choices on taxpayer relief after federal reforms Richmond Times Dispatch |BY MICHAEL MARTZ More than half of Virginia taxpayers make less than $50,000 a year, but they will pay proportionally more in new state taxes than they will receive in federal tax savings under the sweeping reforms President Donald Trump […]

Community College Workforce Alliance Named VMA Partner of the Year

VMA MSI Partner of the Year CCWA

U.S. ammonia prices rise in response to higher international natural gas prices

Read Full Article Here Source: Graph by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on data from Bloomberg The U.S. price of ammonia, the primary source of nitrogen fertilizer, has risen by a factor of six in the past two years, and most of these increases have occurred since March 2021. Ammonia prices generally follow natural gas […]

Apr 7 EHSS meeting agenda

Apr-7-2015-EHSS-meeting-agenda-updated

Offshore drilling is divisive issue in Virginia

NORFOLK — Environmental activists led by the Sierra Club will protest drilling for oil and gas off the Virginia and North Carolina coasts. Wednesday afternoon’s demonstrations include a press conference and mock oil spill near the Sheraton Waterside Norfolk hotel in downtown. There also will be a group who support offshore drilling because of it […]

IVET Named 2014 DIDIVA Partner of the Year

Partner of the Year Final 10-15-2014

How Virginia Became the Oil Patch- WSJ

How Virginia Became the Oil Patch- WSJ

Governor Youngkin Releases Education Report Finding Sliding Education Performance and Lowered Standards in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA – Today Governor Glenn Youngkin received the Department of Education’s report “Our Commitment to Virginians: High Expectations and Excellence for All Students.” The education report builds upon Governor Youngkin’s direction in Executive Order One issued on his first day in office. The Governor affirmed his guiding principles to address troubling data trends and outlined […]

I Make Order Form

I Make Order Form