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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 $1 Million in Federal Funding for Manufacturing Partnership

Aug 31, 2023

MARTINSVILLE, VA, USA, August 30, 2023/ — GENEDGE, Virginia’s best public resource to help existing manufacturing and industry innovate, compete, and grow, will receive $1,000,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Program. The announcement was made on Aug. 23,…

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GENEDGE Welcomes Cheryl Carrico and Jeff Shook as Engagement Managers

Jul 21, 2023

“With their holistic grasp of the manufacturing terrain, we are poised to significantly amplify our capacity in delivering impactful solutions to manufacturers within Virginia.” — Tony Cerilli, Vice President, Operations at GENEDGE MARTINSVILLE, VA, USA, July 20, 2023/ — GENEDGE, the preeminent state organization dedicated to fostering the growth of manufacturing…

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Martinsville-based GENEDGE Alliance to help boost U.S. supply chain with $400K grant

Jun 20, 2023

After the COVID-19 pandemic sparked product shortages, the manufacturing consulting group now is part of a national mission to strengthen domestic supply chains. This is a Cardinal News Story, by Matt BusseJune 19, 2023 The Martinsville-based GENEDGE Alliance, an organization that serves as a consultant to manufacturers across Virginia, will use a recently…

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Upcoming Events


Oct 03, 2023
  REGISTER HERE Join us live for a FREE webinar on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 10-11 a.m. This webinar, hosted by GENEDGE, with special guest: Gregory Redick is specifically designed for companies that are interested in or considering pursuing contract work with the federal government. The Federal Acquisition Development Program (FEDAP) is…
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Lean 102: Half-Day Lean overview with Simulation

Nov 08, 2023
 Dive Deeper into Lean 102 with GENEDGE: Master the Mechanics of Manufacturing! REGISTER HERE   Join us at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center for a transformative half-day lean overview paired with hands-on simulation, this interactive training accommodates 10-13 keen learners. What’s In Store? Participants will go through three quick…
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