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Manufacturing roundtable discusses filling skilled labor jobs

Manufacturing roundtable discusses filling skilled labor jobs by Hannah Hall  |  WHSV WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV)— A group of local businesses, leaders and educators met Friday morning for a manufacturing and industry roundtable. It was the first of what will be a series of roundtables to address the unfilled manufacturing and industry jobs in the valley. Virtex, in […]

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Manufacturing roundtable discusses filling skilled labor jobs

Manufacturing roundtable discusses filling skilled labor jobs WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV)— A group of local businesses, leaders and educators met Friday morning for a manufacturing and industry roundtable. It was the first of what will be a series of roundtables to address the unfilled manufacturing and industry jobs in the valley. Virtex, in Waynesboro, organized the […]

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ITAC Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp

ITAC Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp Earlier this summer, ITAC and its industry partners sponsored an Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Camp as a way to educate local high school students about careers in manufacturing.  The goal of the camp was to expose high school students and their parents to career paths that are in extremely high […]

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Technology Camp Gives Teens Hands-On Modern Manufacturing Experience

Technology Camp Gives Teens Hands-On Modern Manufacturing Experience – STIHL Inc. promotes skilled trades and career paths in manufacturing –    Click here to view STIHL’s press release  

Comments Off on Back to the future? Unlikely allies call for deregulation, but Virginia’s been here before   |   Environmental, Legislative

Back to the future? Unlikely allies call for deregulation, but Virginia’s been here before

Back to the future? Unlikely allies call for deregulation, but Virginia’s been here before Ken Cuccinelli kicked off a press conference in May announcing the formation of the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition.   by Richard Foster and M.J. McAteer  |  Virginia Business   A surprising coalition of strange political bedfellows has united behind deregulating Virginia’s power […]

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An open letter to the candidates: What your pollsters may not know about America and foreign policy

Liz Schrayer  |  President & CEO, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Dear Candidates: You’re running for Congress or to be America’s Commander in Chief— congratulations! And whether you’re a new candidate or running for re-election— Republican, Democrat, or Independent—I look forward to working with you. It’s a complex and competitive global arena, with no shortage of […]

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce visits Virginia Beach manufacturer to promote workforce training

U.S. Secretary of Commerce visits Virginia Beach manufacturer to promote workforce training The Virginia Pilot | July 24, 2019 | By Briana Adhikusuma  The whir of self-navigating robots, conveyor belts and large machines molding plastic equipment parts were deafening Wednesday as an entourage of suits moved past employees inspecting parts and operating machinery. U.S. Secretary […]

Comments Off on Feds reconsidering permit for power lines near historic Jamestown, but there’s a hitch: They’re already built   |   General, Legislative

Feds reconsidering permit for power lines near historic Jamestown, but there’s a hitch: They’re already built

Dominion Energy Virginia’s new Skiffes Creek transmission line is seen from Hog Island Wildlife Management Area Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Jonathon Gruenke/AP) By: Gregory S. Schneider  |  The Washington Post WILLIAMSBURG — There was a catch to the public forum this week about whether Dominion Energy should be allowed to build a power line across the James […]

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Amazon had it right: Virginia is America’s Top State for Business in 2019

By Scott Kohn  |  CNBC In a year marked by historic economic development deals and marred by a damaging trade war, Virginia lands at the top of CNBC’s 2019 ranking of America’s Top States for Business. This is the Old Dominion’s fourth win in the 13 years since the study began. In fact, Virginia was CNBC’s inaugural […]

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Volvo makes record investment in Pulaski County as it builds new facility, adds 777 jobs

Franky Marchand, VP and General Manager of the Volvo Trucks of North America New River Valley Plant, gives the thumbs up to the company workforce during the presentation. by Matt Gentry  |  Roanoke Times DUBLIN — Volvo Trucks is planning to invest $400 million to expand its Virginia factory over the next six years, increasing employment […]