Press Releases

GENEDGE AWARDED FUNDING FOR DOD RURAL SUPPLY CHAIN GROWTH PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Today GENEDGE announced the receipt of a $500,000 single-year award from the Office of Economic Adjustment to fund the initial pilot of the Virginia Department of Defense (DoD) Rural Supply Chain Growth Program. GENEDGE will operate the program to identify, select, and assist Virginia companies in rural regions, micropolitan, […]

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GENEDGE AWARDED STATE GRANT FOR PILOTING VIRGINIA’S DEFEND CUI PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARTINSVILLE, Va. — GENEDGE received a $500,000 single-year award from the Office of Economic Adjustment for funding the initial pilot of the Virginia’s Defend CUI Program (DEFENDCUI-VA). The program will provide high quality support for small and mid-sized DoD supply chain companies, which may be at risk to lose existing or future […]

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Warner & Kaine Announce $1.7 Million For Martinsville Organization To Support Manufacturing Throughout Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,722,571 in federal funding for a Martinsville-based organization that helps create partnerships and support manufacturing across Virginia. This funding will help Virginia GENEDGE support small and mid-sized businesses as they develop new products and customers, expand into global markets, adopt new technology, and […]

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GENEDGE HIRES STEVE HOLCOMB AS HAMPTON ROADS REGIONAL GROWTH MANAGER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hampton, Va. – Steve Holcomb has accepted the new position of Hampton Roads Regional Growth Manager.  In this role, Steve will be responsible for supporting industrial development in the region by building and maintaining relationships with local and regional economic developers, industrial associations, the Port of Virginia, and the local industrial and […]

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New Upjohn Report Release Shows MEP Provides 14.5 to 1 Return to Federal Treasury

A recent study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generates a substantial economic and financial return of 14.5:1 for the $128 million annually invested by the federal government, according to a press release announcement made by the American Small Manufacturers Coalition press […]

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GENEDGE PROMOTES DEAN YOUNG TO VICE PRESIDENT, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Richmond, Va. – Dean Young has accepted the new position of Vice President, Industrial Development at GENEDGE, based in the Richmond office. Dean has worked with GENEDGE for total of 11 years as a third party consultant as well as a GENEDGE Engagement Manager providing consulting, program management and service development. “I […]

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GENEDGE AND THE COMMONWEALTH CENTER FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Martinsville, Va. — Today GENEDGE and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) announced they have entered into a mutual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU indicates GENEDGE will join CCAM as a Government Member. GENEDGE is expected to officially be voted into the consortium during CCAM’s March 2018 board meeting.  GENEDGE […]

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Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments

> Link to Richmond Times-Dispatch posting GENEDGE (aka A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership) Board of Trustees: Gov. Terry McAuliffe, before he left office, announced the following appointment: A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Board of Trustees: John E. Mead of Penhook, CEO of Master Gage & Tool Co. in Danville.  

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ARCONIC AND EASTMAN HOST MANUFACTURING DAY

Martinsville, Va. — Local job seekers toured Arconic and Eastman’s manufacturing facilities to get a behind-the-scenes look at the companies, learn about employment opportunities, and to have any job-related questions answered. GENEDGE, Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Martinsville Workforce Career Center, and Patrick Henry Community College partnered with Arconic and Eastman to host a Manufacturing […]

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Virginia Governor McAuliffe Proclaims October 6th as Manufacturing Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHEREAS, Manufacturing Day highlights manufacturing careers and educates the public about the benefits of manufacturing careers to individuals and the Commonwealth; and WHEREAS, for generations, manufacturing has played a critical role in Virginia’s diverse economy; driving economic growth and creating jobs; and WHEREAS, manufacturing remains a vital part of Virginia’s private sector […]

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