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MSI Announces the VMA 2017 Workforce Partner of the Year

MSI Announces the VMA 2017 Workforce Partner of the Year Newport News,VA -The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) announced Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) in Lynchburg, Virginia as the recipient of the 2017 Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) Workforce Partner of the Year for its outstanding leadership and diversity. The award was presented at the MSI Workforce Solutions Symposium at the annual VMA Industry Forum in Newport News, […]

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VMA Elects Board of Directors

VMA Elects Board of Directors -Jamie Baisden of QMT Windchimes Elected Chairman- NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Today the Virginia Manufacturers Association elected its Board of Directors at its 95th Annual Meeting in Newport News, Virginia.  Jamie Baisden, CEO of QMT Windchimes in Manassas Park, was elected Chairman.  Tanya Cook, Philip Morris USA in Richmond, was […]

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VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award

  VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award ~Delegate David Bulova Recognized at VA Industry Forum~ NEWPORT NEWS, VA– The Virginia Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (VMAPAC) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) awarded this year’s VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award to the Honorable David Bulova, 31st District of the House of Delegates, at the Virginia Industry Forum […]

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DanoneWave Announces $60M Investment In Virginia Manufacturing Hub

DanoneWave Announces $60M Investment In Virginia Manufacturing Hub. Area Development Magazine (10/18) reports that DanoneWave, a “newly combined business unit of the US dairy operation of global food company Danone and legacy WhiteWave Foods,” has announced that it “will invest up to $60 million in its plant-based beverage manufacturing operation in Mt. Crawford, Virginia.” The […]

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STIHL Inc. Announces New Administration Facility to Accommodate Planned Growth

STIHL Inc. Announces New Administration Facility to Accommodate Planned Growth VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – STIHL Inc., headquarters for U.S. operations of the worldwide STIHL Group, announced that it is moving forward with plans to expand its Virginia Beach, Va. facility with a more than $25 million investment in a new administration building and other campus improvements. Construction […]

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HII CEO named to board of national manufacturers association

HII CEO named to board of national manufacturers association Virginia Business | October 13 Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. CEO and President Mike Petters has been named to the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. The association has more than 14,000 members. The association says it is the largest industrial association in the […]

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Seasonings and stock manufacturer Ariake will expand Harrisonburg operations

Seasonings and stock manufacturer Ariake will expand Harrisonburg operations Virginia Business | October 12, 2017 Ariake USA Inc., a manufacturer of stocks, bases and seasonings for the food industry, will invest $17 million to expand its manufacturing operation by 20,000 square feet. The project is expected to create 22 jobs. Virginia successfully competed against Illinois, […]

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First woman to lead Newport News Shipbuilding looks back on her first 90 days on the job

First woman to lead Newport News Shipbuilding looks back on her first 90 days on the job October 7, 2017, The Virginian-Pilot, Robert McCabe – Jennifer Boykin’s career at Newport News Shipbuilding began 30 years ago, when she joined its nuclear-engineering division. Today, she is its 20th president, the first woman in that position. She oversees the […]

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VMA Announces 2017 Safety Awards

For Immediate Release: VMA Announces 2017 Safety Awards Richmond, VA, October 4, 2017 – There were 42 fatalities at all Virginia workplaces in 2016 which represents a 35% increase over the prior year. This trend is continuing into 2017 with 27 fatalities year to date.  To proactively address workplace fatalities and injuries, the VMA has initiated […]

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Kellyanne Conway coming to Roanoke Friday for town hall meeting

Kellyanne Conway coming to Roanoke Friday for town hall meeting ROANOKE, Va. – Counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, will be in Roanoke on Friday morning. Conway will join the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Virginia Manufacturers Association for a town hall on the future of modern manufacturing and the importance of tax reform at Optical […]