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New College Institute Board Approves Plans For Future Direction

NCI Board Approves Plans For Future Direction Martinsville, Va. – Progress and new programming were the themes of the New College Institute (NCI) Board of Directors meeting on Monday. During the meeting, NCI Chair Senator Bill Stanley presented a proposal for the future direction of the institution, which was unanimously approved by the Board.  NCI […]

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Shamrock Farms Spending $40 Million To Expand Milk Manufacturing Operation In Virginia

Shamrock Farms Spending $40 Million To Expand Milk Manufacturing Operation In Virginia. The AP (3/30) reports that Shamrock Farms – “one of the largest family owned dairy producers in the country” – will invest “more than $40 million to expand its milk manufacturing operation in August County.” Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Wednesday “that Shamrock […]

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Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Rate In Nearly Seven Years

Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Rate In Nearly Seven Years. In a Shopfloor (3/28) piece, NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray writes that the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank on Tuesday “said that manufacturing activity in its district expanded at its fastest rate since April 2010.” The composite index of general business activity “increased from 17 […]

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Smithfield Foods’ Keira Lombardo Appointed To NAM Board of Directors

Smithfield Foods’ Keira Lombardo Appointed To NAM Board Of Directors. In a press release, Smithfield Foods, Inc. on Monday announced that Keira Lombardo, senior vice president of corporate affairs, “has been named a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons is quoted saying […]

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Virginia Governor Announces $600,000 Competitive Grant Program For CTE Equipment

Virginia Governor Announces $600,000 Competitive Grant Program For CTE Equipment. WSLS-TV Roanoke, VA (3/23) reported Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced “$600,000 in competitive grants to 16 high schools and technical centers to upgrade equipment for their career and technical education (CTE) programs.” The piece quoted McAuliffe saying, “As we continue to build the new Virginia […]

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Ignite Your Advocacy Contest: We need your help to win the popular vote!

We need your help to win the popular vote! The VMA has entered its Vision 2020 infographic in the 2017 CQ Role Call “Ignite Your Advocacy” Photo Contest.  We need your help to win the popular vote.  The two entries that receive the most “hearts” will win national recognition.  It’s easy to participate. Click here to […]

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Recycle VA! Presented to Norfolk Environmental Commission

http://www.norfolk.gov/NEC Brett Vassey, VMA President & CEO, and Kate Baker, Virginia Retail Federation, presented to Norfolk Environmental Commission last night on the Recycle VA! initiative and its first VA legislation – SB1518 – to improve recycling for beneficial use, litter reduction and public education. Click here to view the Recycle VA! Overview that was discussed.

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Timmons Discusses Need For Regulatory Reform with CNBC’s Squawk Box

Timmons Discusses Need For Regulatory Reform In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box (3/17), NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons discussed the “massive impact” of the 297,696 regulations on manufacturers in the United States. While Timmons said not all regulations are bad for manufacturers, he emphasized the need for regulatory reform, citing the high number […]

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Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell or close Forest plant by 2020

Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell or close Forest plant by 2020 Work It, Lynchburg: 3/16/17 – Teva Pharmaceuticals announced plans Wednesday to halt the majority of its production in the Lynchburg area by 2020. According to a statement from Denise Bradley, senior vice president of corporate reputation, the company wants to sell its Forest plant to […]

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Tennessee Manufacturers Association Names New President

Tennessee Manufacturers Association Names New President WVLT-TV Knoxville, TN (3/14) reports Tennessee Chamber President and CEO Bradley Jackson has “named longtime manufacturing veteran Denise Rice as the incoming Director of the Tennessee Manufacturers Association.” Rice is a “former manufacturing plant manager and operations director for Cormetech’s manufacturing facility” in Tennessee and “founded and serves as […]