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Balance of power – Control of the General Assembly is at stake in pivotal fall election

Balance of power Control of the General Assembly is at stake in pivotal fall election September 30  |  Virginia Business by Bob Gibson Three years ago, Sheila Bynum-Coleman’s then-19-year-old daughter was at a club in South Richmond when gunshots rang out. As she fled to her car, a bullet ripped through her shoulder and grazed her […]

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Manufacturing company investing $31.75 M in expansions to create 126 new jobs in Virginia

Manufacturing company investing $31.75 M in expansions to create 126 new jobs in Virginia ABC News | by Elizabeth Tyree | September 25, 2019 HENRY Co., Va. (WSET) — Governor Ralph Northam has announced that British Columbia-based Teal-Jones Group is investing a total of $31.75 million to expand sawmill and dry kiln operations at two […]

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Continental to close Newport News plant by 2024, affecting 740 workers

Continental to close Newport News plant by 2024, affecting 740 workers THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT | SEP 25, 2019 | By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL NEWPORT NEWS – Several hundred workers at Continental’s Newport News plant were told Wednesday the plant will close in a little less than five years. About 740 people work at the factory that manufactures […]

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Press Release: VMA Announces 2019 Safety Awards

Click here to view the VMA Press Release Announcing the 2019 Safety Awards.

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Partners Launches the Virginia College Affordability Policy Council

Partners Launches the Virginia College Affordability Policy Council RICHMOND, VA – Today, Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust announced the formation of a new policy council to identify solutions to problems of affordability and workforce readiness in Virginia higher education. The council’s membership includes CEOs from various industries, senior executives in finance, technology and energy sectors, nonprofit executives […]

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Local manufacturer makes strides toward creating the perfect women’s dress shoe

Local manufacturer makes strides toward creating the perfect women’s dress shoe The Daily Progress | 9-15-19 | By BRYAN MCKENZIE  A Virginia doctor is using her knowledge of the human body to manufacture women’s dress shoes that provide better support and fit than conventional ones. The shoes are made using customized machinery and include 3D-printed parts.  […]

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National Preparedness Month 2019

  Hurricane Preparedness Tools   VMA Associate Member, Admiral Security, has made available the attached hurricane preparedness report. Feel free to share with your network. For up-to-date forecast information, please visit hurricanes.gov. For FEMA information, please visit https://www.fema.gov/Hurricane-Dorian.   The Whitehouse Office of Public Liaison has also provided the following resources to share: SBA Regional Administrator […]

Comments Off on Virginia first in US to partner with international company aiming to turn trash into plastic alternative   |   Environmental

Virginia first in US to partner with international company aiming to turn trash into plastic alternative

Virginia first in US to partner with international company aiming to turn trash into plastic alternative ABC 8 News | by: Sara McCloskey| Posted: Aug 28, 2019 RICHMOND, Va. — We’ve all heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Well, a new partnership between Virginia and an Israeli company hopes to put that […]

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Industry Week Names Top 500 Companies in Manufacturing

Industry Week  Names Top 500 Companies in Manufacturing Industry Week The annual IW U.S. 500 ranks the largest and top revenue-generating public manufacturers in the country. This free database includes the full ranking of this year’s class—sortable by ranking, industry, and financial performance (based on 2018 performance)—plus a complete data profile for each company on […]

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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 […]