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Virginia Manufacturers “Get Answers, Get Support and Get Rolling” By Creating a Free GENEDGE Alliance Membership

GENEDGE Alliance members have access to an array of powerful resources and tools,  like 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. We provide custom solutions for manufacturing, technological, and industrial engineering companies.

How We Get Work Done

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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. We are here to provide you with custom solutions for your company.

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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.

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 Receives $400k in Cooperative Agreement with NIST to Strengthen Supply Chain for VA Manufacturers

May 22, 2023

MARTINSVILLE, VA, UNITED STATES, May 16, 2023/ — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has entered into a $400,000 cooperative agreement with GENEDGE, a state organization that delivers solutions to accelerate the growth of manufacturing companies throughout Virginia. The pilot program for…

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Bert Eades Joins GENEDGE as Business Services Director for Operations Support.

Mar 21, 2023

Bert Eades, Longtime Manufacturing Management Pro, Joins GENEDGE Alliance We’re excited to welcome such an experienced professional to GENEDGE Alliance. Bert brings a deep understanding of manufacturing operations to our expert team of business services directors” — Tony Cerilli, Vice President of Operations for GENEDGE Alliance. MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES,…

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GENEDGE Alliance Appoints Jeanette Stevens-Cunningham as Director of Marketing & Content Service Delivery

Feb 02, 2023

Richmond, Va. – Jeanette Stevens – Cunningham, MBA has been appointed Director – Marketing & Content Service Delivery at GENEDGE. Jeanette will be critical to advancing the mission of the GENEDGE Alliance as she brings with her a wealth of experience in driving growth and delivering results for businesses in Virginia. This…

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Certified Energy Manager® (CEM) Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Energy Professionals

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Certified Energy Manager® (CEM) Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Energy Professionals REGISTER HERE ***After submitting your registration for the in-person training in Danville, a separate CEM application must be completed for the June 9th exam.*** Enhance your operations, control your costs, and expand your career development.  A comprehensive, detailed instructional program…
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