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VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award

  VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award ~Record Six Legislators Recognized in 2018~   RICHMOND, 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 Kathy Byron, the Honorable Glenn Davis, the Honorable Todd Gilbert, the Honorable Israel O’Quinn, the Honorable […]

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Students get first-hand look at manufacturing

Students get first-hand look at manufacturing The Southwest Times | william.paine@southwesttimes.com Forty 8th grade students from Dublin and Pulaski middle schools visited Volvo Truck’s New River Valley Assembly Plant Friday as part of National Manufacturing Day. Two similar sized 8th grade groups visited Pulaski County manufacturers Red Sun Farms and Korona Candles. Students gathered at […]

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Proposed rate increase by Appalachian Power to be offset by credits

Proposed rate increase by Appalachian Power to be offset by credits By Laurence Hammack laurence.hammack | The Roanoke Times Appalachian Power Co. is proposing an increase to what it charges customers for its fuel, but in a way it says will not result in higher electricity bills. If the State Corporation Commission approves the utility’s […]

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Governor Ralph Northam Unveils 2018 Virginia Energy Plan

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 2, 2018 Governor Ralph Northam Unveils 2018 Virginia Energy Plan ~ Plan focuses on increasing investments in solar, wind, energy efficiency, energy storage, and electric vehicles ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which provides a […]

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STIHL Inc. names Lorraine Wagner vice president of operations

STIHL Inc. names Lorraine Wagner vice president of operations Virginia Business |October 2, 2018 Stihl Inc. announced that Lorraine Wagner has been promoted to vice president of operation. Wagner will be responsible for all production operations at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Virginia Beach. Wagner joined STIHL in January 2008 as director of manufacturing. She […]

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Canada Agrees To Join Trade Accord With US And Mexico; NAM Welcomes Trilateral Agreement

Canada Agrees To Join Trade Accord With US And Mexico; NAM Welcomes Trilateral Agreement. The New York Times (9/30, Rappeport) reports that the US and Canada have reached “a last minute deal to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to people familiar with the negotiations, overcoming deep divisions to keep the 25-year-old trilateral […]

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Richmond Fed’s Manufacturing Index Rose In September.

Richmond Fed’s Manufacturing Index Rose In September. Index jumps to 29 in September, above consensus 20 The numbers: The Richmond Fed manufacturing index rose 5 points to 29, its highest level on record, the regional bank said Tuesday. Economists had forecast the index to come in at 20, according to a survey by Econoday. What happened: The gain was […]

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Carbon cap debate focuses on uncertainty for utility customers

Carbon cap debate focuses on uncertainty for utility customers Richmond Times Dispatch | By MICHAEL MARTZ Richmond Times-Dispatch Would a cap on carbon emissions from big power plants make renewable energy a more economical option for electric utilities, or would it simply raise rates for industrial and other customers? Virginia won’t know until it adopts a […]

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Tom Knauer Retires as VMA Air Regulation Legal Counsel after 26 Years

Tom Knauer Retires as VMA Air Regulation Legal Counsel after 26 Years – Channing Martin & Williams Mullen Environment and Natural Resources Group Chosen as Replacement- RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) announced today that its Air Regulation Legal Counsel, Dr. Tom Knauer, will retire by November 1, 2018.  Tom has served as […]

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Memory chip maker Micron announces $3B expansion in Manassas

Memory chip maker Micron announces $3B expansion in Manassas The AP (8/29) reports Micron Technology “is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs.” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that the decision Micron “to expand its Manassas facility is ‘one of the largest manufacturing investments in […]