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Governor Northam Cuts Ribbon on Major New Cold Storage Facility in Rockingham County

Posted on September 20, 2019

InterChange Cold Storage adds vital infrastructure to support thriving food and beverage industry in Shenandoah Valley Date: September 19, 2019 MOUNT CRAWFORD -Governor Ralph Northam today celebrated the grand opening of a major new cold storage facility by third-party logistics provider and developer, InterChange Cold Storage, LLC, during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Rockingham County-based […]

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Governor Northam Announces 102 New Jobs in Shenandoah County

Posted on August 27, 2019

Howell Metal will invest $8 million to expand production at manufacturing facility Date: August 27, 2019 New Market – Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Howell Metal, an established manufacturer of copper tubing and line sets for residential and commercial construction markets, will invest $8 million to expand production at its operation in Shenandoah County. […]

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Governor Northam Announces New Workforce Development Partnership for Commercial Driver Testing

Posted on August 27, 2019

Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia Community College System join forces to improve access to credentialing services in Virginia Date: August 27, 2019 Richmond – Governor Ralph Northam today announced the FastForward CDL Passway Program, a partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to increase opportunities […]

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Governor Northam Announces The Hershey Company to Invest $104 Million in Augusta County: Major expansion by The Hershey Company to create 65 new jobs

Posted on May 9, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019 Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne ClarkEmail: sclark@vedp.org The Hershey CompanyContact: Jeff BeckmanEmail: jbeckman@hersheys.com Phone: (717) 534-8090 STUARTS DRAFT—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The Hershey Company, the leading North American chocolate producer and a global snacks company, will invest $104 million to […]

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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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Governor Northam Announces 51 New Jobs in Augusta County – Flow Alkaline Spring Water to Invest $15.5 million to Establish First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Posted on April 30, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 30, 2019 Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org Flow Alkaline Spring Water Contact: Autumn FurrEmail: autumn.furr@flowhydration.com RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Flow Alkaline Spring Water, an Ontario-based provider of naturally alkaline spring water, will invest $15.5 million to establish its […]

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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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Governor Northam Announces 44 New Jobs in Rockbridge County

Posted on March 7, 2019

Dynovis, Inc. to grow its engineering and manufacturing operations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 7, 2019 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org Dynovis, Inc. Contact: Christine Repp Email: chris.repp@dynovis.com Phone: (540) 842-5039 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dynovis, Inc., a Virginia-based manufacturer […]

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Governor Northam Announces Grant to Assist Virginia Farmers and Food Producers Selling Directly to Buyers

Posted on February 14, 2019

Three Shenandoah Valley counties receive funding to support vendor training, creation of toolkit for hosting of local food trade shows FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 4, 2018 Office of the Governor Contact: Ofirah Yheskel Email: Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Contact: Elaine Lidholm Email: Elaine.Lidholm@vdacs.virginia.gov Phone: (804) 786-7686 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today […]

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Governor Northam Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund Planning Grant Awarded to Shenandoah County: Funding will help local government incorporate agriculture into overall economic development

Posted on December 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 4, 2018 Office of the Governor Contact: Ofirah Yheskel Email: Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Contact: Elaine Lidholm Email: Elaine.Lidholm@vdacs.virginia.gov Phone: (804) 786-7686 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a grant for Shenandoah County from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund to help develop a […]

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