2/16/17 Center of Manufacturing Excellence Welcomes Second Cohort of Students

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SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence Welcomes Second Cohort of Students

Recent Graduates Have Found Career Success As a Result of the Program

Richmond, VA – The SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence recently welcomed its second group of 8 students into the Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics program. The hands on training at Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) prepares students for a career in many industries including mechanical,

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2/9/17 Signaltape Nears Commercialization

 

 

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Signaltape® Nears Commercialization

Excavation Alert Systems, LLC Hopes to Bring Product to Market in April

Richmond, VA – Excavation Alert Systems, LLC is hoping to bring their innovative buried utility protection system product, Signaltape, to market as early as April of this year. Signaltape is a buried utility protection system designed to alert equipment operators and construction site workers to the presence of buried utilities such as natural gas lines or fiber.

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2/1/17 Commission Meeting

 

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TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

Commission Approves Liberty University Purchase of The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research in Bedford

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met to discuss a proposal from Liberty University and The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) in Bedford County for Liberty to purchase the building for $4.3 million.

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1/20/17 SoVA Vineyard Development and Expansion Project

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SoVA Vineyard Development and Expansion Project Will Support Virginia’s Wine Industry

Applications Currently Being Accepted

Richmond, VA – Virginia’s wine industry is booming, but rapid growth has brought on its share of problems. The number of wineries in Virginia has increased dramatically over the past decade yet vineyard expansion has not kept up with the pace.

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1/12/17 Agricultural Efficiency Initiative Helps Family Farms Stay in Business

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Agricultural Energy Efficiency Initiative Helps Family Farms Stay In Business

31 Farms Implement Cost Saving Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Richmond, VA – Family owned farms are always looking for ways to increase profitability and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) is happy to help. In 2010 VCE launched a pilot known as the On-Farm Energy Efficiency Project,

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1/10/17 Commission Meeting

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TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

Commission Approves 27 Funding Requests for Projects in Southwest and Southside Virginia

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met over two days (January 9-10) to give final approval for 27 funding requests as well as a number of extensions for previously awarded projects. The 27 funding requests total more than $11.9 million dollars and will support projects in areas such as workforce training,

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