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These Virginia Businesses Have Gained High Value from GENEDGE and They’re Willing to Share.

Across Virginia, GENEDGE delivers value to manufacturing companies. From work that led a metal fabricator in coal country to new markets or a project that helped drive a 300 percent boost in new product line sales at a chemical detection products company, read about GENEDGE’s success in the words of our clients.

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Blue Wolf Sales and Service Utilizes A Strategic Approach for Entering New Markets

“Our mission statement here at Blue Wolf is to develop and deliver products to the consumer and industry which provide value and greatly exceed expectations. We feel these projects with GENEDGE will strategically position us to effectively grow into new markets like DoD Supply Chain and diversify more to remain sustainable.” —Danny “Sean” Lester, President of Blue Wolf Sales & Service, Inc.

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CHT USA, Inc. relies on GENEDGE to stay compliant with Environmental and Safety regulations

“GENEDGE has influenced multiple projects over recent years. From ISO 14001 certification, to starting our Lean/5S journey, to OSHA 10 training – we’ve had nothing but positive experiences that propelled our company to new levels in each of those areas. We were also fortunate enough to be paired up with an expert in the environmental and safety fields that not only helped our company improve immensely, but also became a professional mentor to me.” —Anna Clark, Director of Quality, Regulatory, EHS&S and IMS, Occupational Health, Safety & Environment; CHT USA, Inc.

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Gap Analysis Drives QMS Improvements for Draper Aden Associates

“Our experience with GENEDGE has been very positive. Prior to learning of their services, we struggled to find effective ways to improve our project management skills and create an improved culture of quality. GENEDGE’s expertise steered us in the right direction. We are now confident that we understand how to accomplish our goals." —Ken Piazza, VP/COO/Managing Principal, Draper Aden Associates

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EMC Achieves DFARS Compliance with Guidance from GENEDGE

“Like most small businesses, the cost of cybersecurity is a significant investment. We learned of GENEDGE’s DEFENDCUI-VA program and how it could support our compliance efforts. We were happy to participate in the program to get onboard toward compliance to better arm ourselves for DoD’s cybersecurity compliance.” —Nick Guthrie, Systems Administrator/EMC

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Southwest Virginia Metal Fabricator Explores New Markets Beyond Coal Industry

“Our collaboration with GENEDGE has been integral to the continued growth and process improvement of Lawrence Brothers. Through the various programs offered by GENEDGE, and through the Heart funded projects, we have been able to set our company apart not only as the premiere employer in the area, but also further establish our reputation as a leading-edge manufacturer with the highest quality standards to our customers. Throughout the course of working with Sam Wolford and his team of professionals, we have been able to: finalize our ISO 9001 certification, develop and implement a 5-year strategic growth plan, revitalize our employee handbook, hiring/promotion strategies, and boost employee morale through a more collaborative approach with each key player, become DOD compliant through various obligatory certifications, hire and promote inside our management team to further strengthen our team environment, develop and implement more stringent processes in order to become a Lean manufacturer, among many others. In my honest opinion, the work that GENEDGE is doing in Southwest Virginia is vital to not only the survival, but to the growth of our region. As a small business owner, the impact these programs and grants have had on our business have meant a more sustainable business model that has boosted growth by nearly $1.0M in the first year of implementation of our strategic growth initiatives. Moving forward, we anticipate that impact to compound as we continue to work with GENEDGE and other regional bodies to revitalize Southwest Virginia as a manufacturing hub and help other small to mid-size businesses grow as well." —Melanie Protti-Lawrence, President, Lawrence Brothers, Inc.

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Marvin’s QMS Revived in Preparation for ISO 9001:2015 Certification

"GENEDGE’s Project Manager James Smith clearly identified our requirements up front, supplied competent personnel to conduct the ISO 9001:2015 GAP analysis, and wrapped up the project assuring all expectations were met. GENEDGE’s skill and experience has helped to accelerate our quality system performance and reduce deficiencies. The end result is ‘Customer Evident’ quality improvements driving increased sales force confidence and overall growth – resulting in more investment and jobs in the Roanoke Valley." —Wesley Reid, Director of Operations, MARVIN

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GENEDGE Alliance prepares Mehler Engineered Products, Inc. for IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Quality Management Systems Certification

“GENEDGE’s unique ability to integrate resources allowed Mehler Engineered Products to successfully complete our certification for IATF 16949 on time, at budget, and was done so in such a manner that Mehler’s employees felt comfortable owning the system at the end. Thanks to GENEDGE’s support our market position is now stronger, we have streamlined our processes to facilitate improved client relations, and we are confident that these efforts will open the door for future growth objectives in Southern Virginia.” –Joshua McArthur, Plant Manager at Mehler Engineered Products, Inc.

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Breathe Healthy Transforms Toward a Sustainable Future

"Participation in this GO Virginia Retooling program has been a welcome and necessary transitional step for Breathe Healthy. It is helping to form a sustainable foundation to ensure continuity and control in our marketing process should a future crisis occur." —Michael Vahey, Owner, Breathe Healthy® Masks

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