SVP NEWS


InDemand Series: Diesel Technician

Posted on May 15, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: May 14, 2019 WHSV – Ben Siron became interested in the diesel tech field when he was in middle school. He is now solving problems with all kinds of vehicles at Excel Truck Group in Weyers Cave. “The thing I like most about my job is just figuring […]

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Hershey announces $104 million expansion of Augusta County plant

Posted on May 9, 2019

For full WHSV article and video, click here. Date: May 9, 2019 WHSV – Governor Ralph Northam stopped by the Shenandoah Valley for the second time this week to announce an expansion of the Hershey manufacturing facility in Stuarts Draft. “For more than thirty years, The Hershey Company has continued to grow in Augusta County, […]

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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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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 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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Local Airport + Major Airline Partner = A Seamless Travel Experience

Posted on April 29, 2019

The Shenandoah Valley’s infrastructure already enjoys access to miles of interstate and rail lines, a wealth of third-party logistics providers, and an inland port facility. All of these elements are complimented and enhanced by regional air service with seamless access to major markets through the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. With non-stop jet service to both […]

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$41.6 Million Dollar Investment – InterChange Cold Storage

Posted on April 29, 2019

What inspired the InterChange Group, Inc. to begin developing a 600,000 sq. ft. cold storage facility in the Shenandoah Valley?  Market access and a growing need for additional cold storage across the region. Devon Anders, President of InterChange Group, describes it this way: “With direct access to I-81 and the ocean and inland terminals of […]

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Bringing the Shore to You

Posted on April 29, 2019

Reach International Markets through the Virginia Inland Port The Virginia Inland Port (VIP) is the northern Shenandoah Valley’s link to world markets. VIP is an intermodal container transfer facility in Front Royal that is owned and operated by the Virginia Port Authority. The inland port’s strategic location between interstates 81 and 66 provides an efficient […]

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