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Watch the 2015 Corvette Z06 obliterate Virginia International Raceway

A 2:41.3-second lap around VIR's Grand West Course? That's just obscene. The video you're about to watch is astonishing. In it, GM engineer Jim Mero beats VIR's Grand West Course into submission with the mallet that is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Mero and the Chevy team spent a few days at the track with a bone-stock car, and this video is...

Governor McAuliffe Announces 200 New Jobs in Henry County

Monogram Food Solutions to invest more than $36 million to expand processing operation Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Monogram Food Solutions, LLC, a Memphis-based manufacturer of value-added processed meats, will invest $36.475 million to expand its meat snacks production operation in the Henry County Patriot Centre Industrial...

TMI Auto Tech, backed by tobacco grant, aims to develop the ‘Spider’, 19 new jobs

TMI Auto Tech, exclusive North American manufacturer of the Ariel Atom vehicle, has been awarded an $838,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to develop a new sports car, the Spider. The project is anticipated to create 19 new jobs. The closed-body Spider is different from the Ariel Atom and will be made of lightweight, high-strength...

New 90,000sf shell building in Martinsville

A new shell building at Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek officially is on the market. A ribbon-cutting was held Wednesday at the lot 8 shell building, located at 1320 Beaver Creek Drive in the industrial park. Speakers included Henry County Administrator Tim Hall, Henry County Board of Supervisors Chairman H.G. Vaughn and Martinsville Mayor Kim...

Ready for a comeback?

Ready for a comeback?

In 2006, a joint subcommittee of the Virginia legislature studying the needs of the manufacturing sector and the future of manufacturing in the commonwealth found disturbing statistics. Since peaking at 432,500 in 1989, Virginia's manufacturing employment had fallen to 296,600 by June 2004. The numbers haven't improved since then. In June, the...

Natural and organic food producer moving to Danville

Natural and organic food producer moving to Danville

Sky Valley Foods, a North Carolina-based maker of natural and organic sauces and salad dressings, announced today that it is relocating to Airside Industrial Park in Danville, where the company expects to expand its business and add new product lines. The new location at 145 Cane Creek Blvd., formerly occupied by Amcor Tobacco Packaging and...

Patrick Henry Community College, Eastman, Commonwealth Laminating, and New College Institute partner to launch the Center for Advanced Film Manufacturing

The Center for Advanced Film Manufacturing offers a renaissance for Martinsville and Henry County, according to local educational leaders. The center represents a partnership and collaboration between Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC), New College Institute (NCI), Eastman Chemical and Commonwealth Laminating and Coating. Students who enroll...

Governor McAuliffe Announces 155 New Jobs for Henry County

Kilgour Industries Ltd to invest $27.3 million in first U.S. operation RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Kilgour Industries Ltd, a United Kingdom-based supplier of aircraft airframe and engine machined products will invest $27.3 million in its first U.S. operation in Henry County and create 155 new jobs. Kilgour specializes...

Dan River Region Launches Workforce Readiness Pilot Program for Virginia

Companies, employees and economic development professionals in the Dan River Region have been participating in a workforce readiness pilot program in Virginia since June. This program would allow the region to be recognized by ACT as a Certified Work Ready Community by helping individuals obtain a National Career Readiness Certificate. ACT is a...

Governor McDonnell Announces $40 million investment in Henry County

Eastman Chemical Company to expand and add 25 new jobs Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Eastman Chemical Company will invest $40 million over the next three years to expand its manufacturing operation in Henry County. Eastman acquired the site in 2012 and became the leading global manufacturer of window films for the automotive and...