News

Port of Virginia delivers $500K grant to Ringgold’s Morgan Olson for worker retention

Port of Virginia delivers $500K grant to Ringgold’s Morgan Olson for worker retention

From the Danville Register and Bee RINGGOLD — Delivery-van maker Morgan Olson has received a $500,000 grant from the Port of Virginia. State officials announced the grant Friday morning at the company’s plant at Cane Creek Centre Industrial Park. The money is from a Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Grant for the more than...

Center for Manufacturing Advancement Opens, Welcoming U.S. Navy as First Project Partner

Center for Manufacturing Advancement Opens, Welcoming U.S. Navy as First Project Partner

$28 million center invests in manufacturing technology, industry partnerships to support Virginia’s competitive assets Danville, VA (October 5, 2022) – The Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA), a statefunded project located on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), is open and ready to attract new businesses...

The U.S. Navy Opens Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Danville

The U.S. Navy Opens Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. (October 5, 2022) – The U.S. Navy is launching its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) within the State of Virginia’s Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA) on the Danville Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) campus. The creation of the AM CoE marks the first project partnership for the CMA. It...

IperionX Selects Virginia for first U.S. 100% Recycled Titanium Metal Powder Facility

IperionX Selects Virginia for first U.S. 100% Recycled Titanium Metal Powder Facility

RICHMOND, VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that IperionX Limited (“IperionX”) (NASDAQ: IPX), a U.S. critical minerals company, plans to make a capital investment totaling $82.1 million to establish Virginia’s first titanium demonstration facility in Halifax County. The company’s project will develop over two phases, with phase one...

Can Danville be a model for the country? Maybe it already is.

Can Danville be a model for the country? Maybe it already is.

From Cardinal News | Written by Dwayne Yancey In December 1999, Danville and Pittsylvania County were in what felt like a death spiral. The community’s longtime economic mainstays – textiles and tobacco – were shrinking. The worst still lay ahead and, while no one knew that at the time, some sure sensed it. Meanwhile, in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech...

World’s largest indoor vertical farming company has opened in Pittsylvania

World’s largest indoor vertical farming company has opened in Pittsylvania

From Cardinal News | Written by Grace Mamon The ribbon cutting for Pittsylvania’s AeroFarms facility will be this afternoon, signifying the end of the construction phase for the New Jersey-based indoor vertical farming company. AeroFarms says this operation will be the largest of its kind in the world. The 140,000-square-foot facility is a $42...

What will it take to grow manufacturing in Virginia?

What will it take to grow manufacturing in Virginia?

From Cardinal News | Written by Grace Mamon Cardinal News brought Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, to Danville to speak about the future of advanced manufacturing. Workforce investment is key in bolstering the advanced manufacturing industry, the president and CEO of the National Association of...

Susan E. Crocker, President of Susan E. Crocker, Inc. | Human Resources Consulting, to give keynote address at upcoming Workforce Solutions Summit

Susan E. Crocker | President Susan Edwards Crocker served as Vice President of Human Resources and Associate Services for BMW Manufacturing Corp. (1993-1998). She established, and was responsible for, the functions of recruitment, training, associate services, safety, health, security, compensation, benefits, environmental engineering, and...