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Merck Expansion Spurs New Degrees, Training Programs

Posted on July 29, 2019

For full Virginia Business article, click here. Date: July 29, 2019 Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University are collaborating with global pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co. to create curriculum and training programs centered on biotechnology, process engineering and workforce development. Merck is investing up to $1 billion over the next three years to […]

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InDemand Series: Sheet Metal Fabrication Technician

Posted on July 23, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: July 23, 2019 WHSV – This week, we’re delving into a job that can launch you ahead without you ever having to leave the ground. “The work is really interesting,” said Jonathan Thompson, team lead of Hangars D and E at Dynamic Aviation. “It peaks my interests. Gets […]

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Group Presents Annual Economic Report

Posted on July 18, 2019

For full Daily News-Record article, click here. Date: July 18, 2019 HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development program sponsored by James Madison University, presented its annual report on Wednesday at Blue Ridge Community College’s Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center in Weyers Cave. In the report, the group celebrated the creation of […]

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InDemand Series: Network Engineer

Posted on June 26, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: June 25, 2019 WHSV – It’s a technological job that you can thrive in if you describe yourself as a “people person.” “Some people see computer jobs as ‘sit at your desk all day,’ working on computers,” said Josh King, a network engineer with IT Decisions. “That’s not what this […]

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Local Warehouse Company Receives Grant to Expand Rail Transportation

Posted on June 24, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: June 24, 2019 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — A grant for a warehouse company in Rockingham County could help alleviate congestion on interstates across the state. New cold storage facility in Rockingham County | Credit: WHSV Interchange is in the process of building a new cold storage facility in Rockingham […]

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BRCC, JMU enter partnership to train workers for new Merck jobs

Posted on May 8, 2019

For Full WHSV article and video, click here. Date: May 8, 2019 WHSV — As part of Merck’s plan to hire an additional 100 workers at its Elkton plant, the pharmaceutical company also announced a collaboration with James Madison University and Blue Ridge Community College to train workers for positions. In Weyers Cave, construction is underway […]

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Governor Northam Announces Significant Investment in Rockingham County: Merck & Co., Inc. to expand Elkton manufacturing facility, creating about 100 new jobs

Posted on May 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2019 Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne ClarkEmail: sclark@vedp.org Merck & Co., Inc.Contact: Pamela EiseleEmail: pamela_eisele@merck.comContact: Charles McCurdyEmail: charles.mccurdy@merck.com ELKTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Merck & Co., Inc., a publicly held global healthcare company known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, […]

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Cadence, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Arcor Laser

Posted on May 1, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: May 1, 2019 Beth Alltop, Marketing & Communications Specialist 540-248-2200 / beth.alltop@cadenceinc.com STAUNTON – Cadence, Inc. announced today the acquisition of the assets of Arcor Laser Services, LLC. Arcor is a leader in laser processing, providing customers with advanced laser welding, laser cutting, machining, marking, and micro-drilling services. “The addition of Arcor’s […]

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Governor Northam Announces 45 New Jobs in Bath County

Posted on April 18, 2019

Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill in Virginia, Inc. to expand manufacturing operation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: April 18, 2019 Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill in Virginia, Inc. Contact: Maggie AndersonEmail: manderson@speysidebci.comPhone: (443) 340-3788 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill […]

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Gaining Altitude: Regional Airport’s New Nonstop Service Attracts Passengers

Posted on October 30, 2018

By: James Heffernan,Virginia Business October 30, 2018 With a major airline partner and daily connections to two of the nation’s busiest hubs, Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is spreading its wings. The regional airport in Weyers Cave now offers nonstop service to and from Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles International airports aboard United Express, putting local […]

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