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Governor Northam Announces Thermal Systems Manufacturer to Establish Operation in Rockbridge County, Creating 60 New Jobs

Posted on April 29, 2021

Modine Manufacturing Company to invest $7 million to expand manufacturing of data center cooling solutions Date: April 29, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions, will invest $7 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Rockbridge County. The company will […]

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Support for Local Air Service Grows with Creation of Community Air Service Task Force

Posted on April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nick Swartz, Ph.D., SHD Air Service Task Force Chair (540) 568-5272 swartznj@jmu.edu It has been an incredible three years for Shenandoah Valley Airport (SHD). After announcing their non-stop United Express jet service powered by SkyWest in April 2018, SHD experienced record passenger numbers, added additional flights in the […]

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Governor Northam Announces Textile-Based Engineering Firm to Expand in Staunton, Adding 31 New Jobs

Posted on April 16, 2021

Ryzing Technologies to invest $149,000 to increase capabilities Date: April 16, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Ryzing Technologies, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of textile-based engineering solutions, will invest $149,000 to expand capabilities at its facility in the City of Staunton. The company serves the U.S. military and allied forces, as well as […]

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Governor Northam Announces Major Farm Market Expansion in Rockingham County

Posted on April 14, 2021

Overlook Produce leverages success of roadside farm stand to build new packing operation and large retail market featuring Virginia-sourced produce, seafood Date: April 14, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Overlook Produce and Farm Adventures will invest over $850,000 to build a new produce packing facility and retail market pavilion in Rockingham County. Having […]

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Governor Northam Announces Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturer to Locate in Harrisonburg

Posted on February 10, 2021

Valley Guard Supply to Invest $1 million in New Facility, Create 45 jobs Date: February 10, 2021 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org Valley Guard Supply LLC Contact: Andy Perrine Email: aperrine@valleyguardsupply.com Phone: (540) 560-1458 Contact: Chris Ashley Email: cashley@valleyguardsupply.com Phone: (804) 955-0252 […]

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Governor Northam Announces Ice Cream Manufacturer to Expand in Rockingham County

Posted on January 29, 2021

Smiley’s Ice Cream to Invest More than $1.15 million in New Facility, Source all Dairy from Virginia Date: January 29, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Smiley’s Ice Cream, a producer of premium, homemade-style ice cream, will build a new ice cream manufacturing facility and retail store in Rockingham County, investing more than $1.15 […]

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Study: Area One Of Best In Country To Work In Manufacturing

Posted on January 4, 2021

December 22, 2020 Daily News-Record – For original article, click here. The Harrisonburg metro area is the 21st best place to work in manufacturing out the nation’s 378 metro areas, according to a study by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company. The study analyzed localities’ percentage of workforce in manufacturing, job growth over one- and […]

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Governor Northam Announces Industrial Hemp Company to Locate in Rockingham County

Posted on December 28, 2020

Pure Shenandoah to create 24 new jobs, source all hemp from Virginia Date: December 28, 2020 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Shenandoah Valley Hemp, LLC dba Pure Shenandoah will invest nearly $3.3 million to establish an industrial hemp fiber processing and cannabidiol (CBD) oil extraction facility in the historic Casey Jones building in the […]

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SVP Virtual Winter Economic Development Forum

Posted on December 17, 2020

On December 15, 2020, investors and partners joined Team SVP for a virtual event streamed live from White’s Travel Center in Rockbridge County to: Learn about new infrastructure at White’s Travel Center and how this operation is essential to the transportation and logistics industry in the Shenandoah Valley; Hear from strategic partners on initiatives to […]

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Amazon Confirms Lease in Waynesboro

Posted on December 9, 2020

Delivery Station Planned Date: December 9, 2020 Amazon confirmed earlier today that it has leased the former Kmart at 2712 West Main Street to operate as a Delivery Station opening sometime in 2021. “The addition of the Amazon Delivery Station to the Waynesboro economy is encouraging for our city and citizens. 2020 has been challenging […]

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