Target Sectors

High-Performance Manufacturing

Workforce where 18% are employed in manufacturing;
accustomed to shift work, team work and critical thinking; all in a right-to-work state.

 
Southern Virginia has a history of high quality metal workers who built innovation and productivity into manufacturing. Significant investments in the K-12 to higher education pipeline builds on this legacy, ensuring a future workforce that supports aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy and precision automation companies who call Southern Virginia home.

Gene Haas Center for Integrated MachiningGene Haas Center for Integrated MachiningACCESSIBLE - within a day’s drive to more than 60% of the U.S. population and over 2/3 of the U.S. Industrial Base

AFFORDABLE - low cost of living with stable taxes and manufacturing costs 18% below the national average

SKILLED - robust workforce solutions with K-12 to higher education pipeline and customized training centers

Region Ready for Manufacturing Facilities

  • Availability of rail-served sites and buildings (Norfolk Southern Railway)
  • Abundance of water and sewer - excess capacities throughout the region
  • Access to Mid-Atlantic Gateway at Port of Virginia and International Airports
  • Natural gas extended to majority of available sites and buildings
  • Robust fiber to industrial parks with speeds to 100 Gigabits per second
  • Available sites and infrastructure from incubation to mega-sites with available pads and buildings

Existing Precision Manufacturing Industries

  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Piedmont Precision Machine
  • Capewell Aerial Systems
  • Entwhistle Company
  • North American Mold Tech
  • GSO Aviation
  • TMI Auto Tech
  • Amthor International
  • Bohler Uddeholm Corp.
  • Times Fiber Amphenol
  • ABB, Inc.
  • EIT
  • SGS Kyocera
  • Overfinch
  • Roto-Die

Capewell Aerial SystemsCapewell Aerial SystemsIndustry Recognized Workforce Partners & Credentials

  • Mitutoyo CMM Training Partner
  • Haas National Training Provider
  • ASQ Certification
  • FANUC Factory Automation & Robotics
  • Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems
  • DOL OSHA 10 - General & Construction
  • NIMS Precision Machining Certification
  • Sandvik Coromant Tooling Certificate
  • NCCER and AWS Welding Certifications
  • Council for Six Sigma Certification
  • AMTEK Fluid Power Certificate

EITEIT

Legacy Workforce with Robust Training Solutions

  • Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining
  • National Center for Coatings Applied Research and Education (C-CARE)
  • National Tire Research Center
  • Southern VA Vehicle Motion Labs
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnerships
  • Aerospace Management Degree

 

 

Advanced Materials

Workforce where 18% are employed in manufacturing;
accustomed to shift work, team work and critical thinking; all in a right-to-work state.


Southern Virginia has a history of innovative materials research and production to support manufacturing. This legacy continues in development of advanced materials in chemical, polymer, plastics, rubber, fiber and other specialty high tech material industries who call Southern Virginia home.

IR FlexIR FlexACCESSIBLE - within a day’s drive to more than 60% of the U.S. population and over 2/3 of the U.S. Industrial Base

AFFORDABLE - low cost of living with stable taxes and manufacturing costs 18% below the national average

SKILLED - robust workforce solutions with K-12 to higher education pipeline and customized training centers

Region Ready for Advanced Materials Facilities

  • Availability of rail-served sites and buildings (Norfolk Southern Railway)
  • Abundance of water and sewer - excess capacities throughout the region
  • Access to Mid-Atlantic Gateway at Port of Virginia and International Airports
  • Natural gas extended to majority of available sites and buildings
  • Robust fiber to industrial parks with speeds to 100 Gigabits per second
  • Available sites and infrastructure from incubation to mega-sites with available pads and buildings

Goodyear Tire and RubberGoodyear Tire and RubberExisting Industry

  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Presto Products
  • Essel Propack
  • Intertape Polymer
  • Tyton BioEnergy Systems
  • Engineered BioPharmaceuticals
  • Arista Tubes
  • IR Flex
  • Ax Nano
  • Luna
  • United Elastic
  • Aquatics Industries
  • Sartomer-Arkemia Inc.
  • Clover Yarns
  • Dan Chem Technologies
  • Owens Brockway

IR FlexIR FlexWorkforce Training Programs & Industry Partners

  • Paulson Polymer Processing
  • Mitutoyo CMM Training Parternship
  • Sandvik Coromant Tooling Certification
  • HAAS National Training Partnership
  • NIMS Precision Machining Certification
  • FANUC Factory Automation & Robotics
  • Siemens Certified Mechatronics Systems
  • MSSC Manufacturing Production
  • Advanced Film Certification
  • NCCER and AWS Welding Certifications
  • Council for Six Sigma Certification
  • ASQ Certification
  • AMTEK Fluid Power Certification
  • DOL OSHA 10 - General & Construction

Reasons to Be Here

  • National Tire Research Center
  • Available Clean Room Facilities
  • Center for Coatings Applied Research and Education (C-CARE)
  • Laboratories for Analytical Characterization
  • Center for Advanced Film Manufacturing

 

Environmental & Life Sciences

Workforce where 18% are employed in manufacturing;
accustomed to shift work, team work and critical thinking; all in a right-to-work state.


Southern Virginia is blessed with vast natural resources and an educational infrastructure supporting jobs in forestry and agriculture. With enhanced research and automation, companies flourish in high quality production of wood products, food processing, energy, and bio-based product companies who call Southern Virginia home.

food processingACCESSIBLE - within a day’s drive to more than 60% of the U.S. population and over 2/3 of the U.S. Industrial Base

AFFORDABLE - low cost of living with stable taxes and manufacturing costs 18% below the national average

SKILLED - robust workforce solutions with K-12 to higher education pipeline and customized training centers

Region Ready for Environmental & Life Science Companies

  • Availability of rail-served sites and buildings (Norfolk Southern Railway)
  • Abundance of water and sewer - excess capacities throughout the region
  • Access to Mid-Atlantic Gateway at Port of Virginia and International Airports
  • Natural gas extended to majority of available sites and buildings
  • Robust fiber to industrial parks with speeds to 100 Gigabits per second
  • Available sites and infrastructure from incubation to mega-sites with available pads and buildings

Existing Industry

  • Nestle Refrigerated Foods
  • Sky Valley Foods
  • Sunshine Mills
  • Grand Springs
  • Dan Valley Foods
  • Nancy’s Candy Co.
  • Huber Engineered Wood
  • BHK of America
  • Owens Brockway
  • Tyton BioEnergy Systems
  • Engineered BioPharmaceuticals
  • El Kay
  • IKEA
  • AC Furniture
  • Hopkins Lumber
  • EBI
  • Blue Ridge Fiberboard
  • Multi Wall Packaging
  • AXXOR, NA
  • Columbia Forest
  • Shaw Industries

biotechnologyWorkforce Training Programs

  • American Production and Inventory Control Certification
  • Production and Inventory Management Certificate
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional
  • Logistics Management Certification
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • MSSC Manufacturing Production Technician
  • Food Handling Safety Courses
  • ServSafe
  • Food Processing
  • Agribusiness
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • ASQ Certification

Reasons to Be Here

  • R&D and testing support with labs and clean rooms
  • Robust environment from agribusiness and forestry to finished products
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Services
  • Precision Agricultural Development
  • Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex
 

IT & Professional Services

MBC owns and operates a 1500+ mile advanced fiber network that
provides high-capacity optical transport services to mission critical facilities
within its regional and long-haul network


Southern Virginia has a history of delivering solutions to support, enable and protect our industries as they operate globally. This legacy continues with a capacity to support information technology, logistics, distribution, data centers, and back office support from companies who call Southern Virginia home.

data centerACCESSIBLE
within a day’s drive to more than 60% of the U.S. population and over 2/3 of the U.S. Industrial Base

AFFORDABLE
low cost of living with stable taxes

SKILLED
robust workforce solutions with K-12 to higher education pipeline and customized training centers

Region Ready for Data Center Facilities

  • All Industrial Parks are "Giga Parks" named for the high density fiber to 100 Gigabits per second capabilities offered through Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation
  • Abundance of water and sewer - excess capacities throughout the region
  • Natural gas extended to majority of available sites and buildings
  • Affordable energy and redundant fiber and power capabilities
  • Available sites and infrastructure from incubation to mega-sites with available pads and buildings

euros

Existing Industry

  • Noblis
  • Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC)
  • Canadian Bank Note (CBN)
  • Supply Resources Inc (SRI)
  • THE CIT Group
  • Horizontech
  • Infinity Global
  • Telvista, Inc.
  • EIT
  • Faneuil
  • VA DMV Customer Service Center
  • VA Employment Commission Call Center
  • RACO
  • Times Fiber
  • The Results Company

world data transfer

Workforce Training Programs

  • Networking and Computer Programming
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Client Operating Systems (LAN)
  • Desktop Database Software
  • Windows Mobile Development
  • PC Hardware and Architecture
  • CISCO Routing
  • Maintaining Servers in Networked Infrastructure
  • Microsoft and CompTIA Certification
  • Engineering Technology
  • Cyber Security Certification

Reasons to Be Here

  • NSA/OHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security
  • Cray Super Computer
  • MBC high speed fiber network
  • Southern Piedmont Technology Council
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnerships
 

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