The GENEDGE Alliance, made for manufacturers by manufacturing industry experts, is the place to: “Get Answers, Get Support and Get Rolling”

GENEDGE Alliance members have access to an array of powerful resources and tools, for free or at discount, like information sharing, information sharing, direct consulting services from a GENEDGE manufacturing expert, third party subject matter experts, or access to university-based student intern teams. Our expert resources will help your company innovate, compete, and grow!

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GENEDGE specializes in enhancing productivity, growth, innovation and competitive performance of manufacturing businesses in Virginia.

We have the unique opportunity as the only MEP center in the Commonwealth to reach all potential prospects in need of programs and services to help deliver the desired scale, growth and competitive advantage needed to succeed.

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Do you find that you need to approach the toughest challenges with a new perspective to succeed? Our team of experts will help you do just that.

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Investing in employees while delivering better quality, faster, and at a lower cost is every company’s dream. We Can Help With That.

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Cyber Security & IT Support

It is important to remember that company size does not stop a cyber attack. Smaller manufacturers are often more vulnerable to cyber attacks since they are typically less prepared than larger corporations.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Technology is advancing and the number of workers is shrinking, leaving supply chain companies with little choice in how they conduct business. Only the fittest will survive in what has become a truly global market in the next few years. As an industrial company in Virginia, you need to remember that robotics and automation are not about replacing your current workforce, but about retaining it.

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Supply Chain Management

GENEDGE products and services take industrial Value Chain Management to a new, strategic level by focusing on achieving operational excellence across the entire value chain to enable optimal, long term, profitable growth.

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Proven Results

Our Value Comes From Improving Yours!

GENEDGE is committed to the long-term success of Virginia enterprises. Through highly personalized services tailored to the specific needs of client companies, GENEDGE helps organizations innovate, compete, and grow.


GENEDGE produces high quality thought leadership and educational resources for manufacturers… many of our resources are available to the public, but we encourage you to create a GENEDGE Alliance Account to access all of our materials.

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Supply Chain Management

Manufacturers can take immediate actions to better navigate this uncertainty without a lot of expense or complicated systems.

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Why Should You Care About Industry 4.0?

When was the last time you and your colleagues were talking about how difficult it is to find the “right” worker these days; someone who has great social skills, shows up for work on time, and really appreciates having a job, no matter how menial it may be? I bet it was in the last two weeks.

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I Want My Business to Grow, but Where Do I Start?

Chances are if you own or lead a small manufacturing or industrial enterprise, you are focused on growing your business. With nearly endless opportunities to pursue that promised growth combined with uncertainty driven by new technologies and increasing customer needs, how should a business owner make decisions on where to focus?

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CMMC 2.0 is Coming – Cybersecurity Guidelines for DoD Manufacturers Nationwide

The Who, What, When, and How This guest blog post is courtesy of New Jersey MEP’s Mike Womack, Marketing & Communications Manager. In early November 2021, the Department of Defense announced a massive update to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Manufacturers or suppliers that handle any Controlled Unclassified…

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Case Studies

GENEDGE helped Laser Thermal achieve $4.5M in sales, $375K in cost savings, $325K in investments, and 12 jobs created or retained.
Michael Vahey LLC, which also operates under the name Breathe Healthy, is a service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) in Williamsburg, Virginia. Their Breathe Healthy® Masks are a registered trademark of Breathe Healthy. These featured masks are a unique line of antimicrobial breathing masks for general respiratory protection from germs, dust, allergens, and more. The masks may be washed, making them a more sustainable option, and are assembled in America.
Verdex Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2010 by Dr. Larry Marshall, who spent his career at DuPont developing and commercializing Tyvek®. Since then, Verdex has been a Richmond, Virginia-based technology multi-disciplined inventor and producer of state of the art revolutionary and game changing nanofiber technology. With proprietary nanofiber technology at its foundation, providing precision engineering solutions and systems, Verdex creates disruptive innovative products and technology for the industrial filtration, automotive, textile, pharmaceutical, food and domestic markets. In addition, Verdex uses a proprietary solvent-free process to produce its nanofiber media.
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Virginia manufacturers can join the alliance for free. As part of participation to the GENEDGE Alliance you will receive: A subscription to the Manufacturing NOW in Virginia Newsletter with updates on upcoming programs and industry news, access to relevant resources and content pieces related to manufacturing, access to the Manufacturing NOW in Virginia podcast, access to the CONNEX Virginia database, access to online / on-demand self-paced training and more!


GENEDGE Alliance Announces Joseph J. Stark III as Business Services Director–Operations

Oct 12, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newport News, Va. – Joseph (Joe) J. Stark III recently accepted the position of Business Services Director–Operations at GENEDGE. In this role, his primary responsibilities are to craft and execute a solutions path to address manufacturers specific problems and needs. While Joe is based out of GENEDGE’s…

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Pharmaceutical Cluster Development in Central Virginia Benefits from GENEDGE’s Knowledge and Expertise

Sep 09, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Martinsville/Richmond/Newport News, Va.—GENEDGE is honored to be part of the Alliance to Build Better Medicines, dedicated to strengthening the Richmond-Petersburg region’s pharmaceutical manufacturing cluster. As winners of the national Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the Alliance will receive a $52.9 million Build Back Better grant—1 of only…

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Governor Glenn Youngkin National Essential Medicine Shortage Awareness Day

Governor Youngkin proclaimed September 8, 2022, as ESSENTIAL MEDICINE SHORTAGE AWARENESS DAY in the Commonwealth of Virginia officially by signing the proclamation as part of a same day celebratory event at Brightpoint Community College. The governor’s visit was to celebrate and honor National Essential Medicine Shortage Awareness Day by announcing…

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Upcoming Events

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Accelerated Training

Feb 27, 2023
Develop Your Competitive Edge Through Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Certification CLICK HERE TO: REGISTER    GENEDGE will boost your organization’s performance by assisting you in combining Lean speed with Six Sigma quality. Using Master Black Belt instructors with many years of practical LSS experience, GENEDGE delivers the Lean Six…
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