about SVAM

The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on supporting and strengthening manufacturers in the region. We are made up of a group of manufacturers working with educational institutions, workforce development boards, chambers of commerce, and state organizations to promote manufacturing in our Southwest Virginia region. Our vision is to unite Southwest Virginia manufacturers to strengthen our position as a world-leading region of advanced manufacturing opportunities.

August 29, 2024 | The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA

The Southwest Virginia Manufacturers’ Expo brings manufacturers of Southwest Virginia together, along with their vendors/suppliers, in a networking and learning environment. Manufacturers are invited to set up booths/exhibits for their company and get to know other manufacturers and service providers. This event provides an opportunity for Southwest Virginia Manufacturing companies to connect with other manufacturers and vendors to build their supply chain, exhibit their capabilities, develop business opportunities and new customers, and learn about resources available to help strengthen their company.

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Did you know that manufacturing is alive and thriving in Southwest Virginia? The region's more than 350 manufacturing companies are currently offering exciting and rewarding careers to 17,000 people and they're looking for many more.

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SVAM is a membership-driven organization, offering a variety of benefits to its member companies, each designed to ensure manufacturers have every resource available to them to thrive.

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upcoming events

  • Employment Laws Training: Navigating the Landscape of Recent Employment Law Developments
    July 24, 2024  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • 2024 SWVA Manufacturers Expo
    August 29, 2024  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, 1 Partnership Cir, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA
  • SWVA Manufacturing Awards Banquet
    October 3, 2024  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, 1 Partnership Cir, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA

latest news

SVAM presented to over 750 students at career and technology schools throughout Southwest Virginia in March and April. The schools
SVAM recently hosted two Manufacture Your Career panel discussions. The first was at The University of Virginia's College at Wise
The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing (SVAM) successfully hosted its annual Women in Manufacturing Symposium last Friday, March 8, 2024,

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