The 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 vendors. This event provides an opportunity for Southwest Virginia Manufacturing companies to connect to other manufacturers and vendors to build your supply chain, exhibit your capabilities, develop business opportunities and new customers, and ...
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  The Manufacturers' Expo brings manufacturers of Southwest Virginia together, along with their vendors/suppliers, in a networking and learning environment.
SVAM members have stated a strong need for supervisor training offerings for their employees. In response to this need, SVAM
Each year SVAM awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in a manufacturing
SVAM continued our virtual Manufacture Your Career panel discussions for the spring 2021 semester. Students and educators tuned in via
Tadano Mantis Corporation
Oak Hall Cap & Gown
Schaffner MTC LLC
Samuel Pressure Vessel Group
Hollingsworth and Vose Company
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
  The 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 vendors. This event provides an opportunity for Southwest Virginia Manufacturing companies to connect to other manufacturers and vendors to build your supply chain, exhibit your capabilities, develop business opportunities and new customers, and ...
Read more
SVAM members have stated a strong need for supervisor training offerings for their employees. In response to this need, SVAM partnered with Virginia Tech, Southwest Center to offer the 5 Supervisor Trainings exclusively for SVAM Member companies at no cost. Each training was provided virtually, via Zoom, and recorded so SVAM Member companies can watch at their convenience. These trainings were a great success with a combined attendance total of ...
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Each year SVAM awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in a manufacturing related field. SVAM awards these scholarships in pursuit of its goal to promote manufacturing and its careers. The purpose of the scholarship is to raise awareness about manufacturing careers and retain the talented worker pool we have in Southwest Virginia. Of those who applied, 8 students exemplified a desire to ...
Read more
SVAM continued our virtual Manufacture Your Career panel discussions for the spring 2021 semester. Students and educators tuned in via Zoom as both individuals and classes. These events focused on a discussion from a panel of manufacturing professionals highlighting the manufacturing industry and the career paths it offers. Panelists discussed multiple topics including changes in manufacturing over the years, employee engagement, pay and benefits, facility safety, employer desired soft skills, ...
Read more
Each year SVAM accepts nominations for its Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Award. The nominees are scored by a panel of judges based on company impact, community impact, personal drive, and leadership.    Through the Outstanding Women in Manufacturing program, many amazing women have been recognized for their contributions to the world of manufacturing in Southwest Virginia. The purpose of this program is to change the image of manufacturing and highlight ...
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Each year, in celebration of National Manufacturing Month (October) SVAM seeks to highlight the significant accomplishments of our region's manufacturing companies. The main way we do this is by presenting manufacturers with awards to showcase their achievements. SVAM's annual Manufacturers' Awards Banquet looked a little different in 2020. Rather than gathering to celebrate the amazing manufacturers in our area, we took everything online. SVAM presented winners with their awards and ...
Read more
In 2020, SVAM launched its Made In SWVA podcast! This podcast is a way for us to share all things manufacturing. We will be speaking with guests about manufacturing careers and opportunities, the benefits of working in manufacturing, how to get started, and more! We hope this podcast encourages students and other job seekers to pursue a career in manufacturing.   The first series on our podcast features Women in ...
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For the fall of 2020 SVAM moved our Manufacture Your Career panel discussions to virtual events. Students and educators tuned in via Zoom as both individuals and classes. These events focused on a panel discussion highlighting the manufacturing sector and the career paths it offers. Panelists discussed multiple topics including pay and benefits, facility safety, common misconceptions, employer desired soft skills, and different job opportunities. Students took the opportunity to ask ...
Read more
This spring, SVAM and Finley Green, Director Career Services, organized a Manufacture Your Career panel discussion at King University. The event focused on highlighting the manufacturing sector and the career paths it offers. Panelists discussed multiple topics including pay and benefits, employer desired skills, and different job opportunities for varying levels of education. Students took the opportunity to ask the panel members interesting and insightful questions about manufacturing. Students networked ...
Read more
The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its seventh annual Manufacturers’ Awards Banquet in connection with National Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 3rd. Business, government, and community leaders from across Southwest Virginia gathered at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center to celebrate manufacturing and its achievements over the past year. This year SVAM invited Kathy D’Antoni with the West Virginia Department of Education to give the keynote address. She discussed ...
Read more
  The Manufacturers' Expo brings manufacturers of Southwest Virginia together, along with their vendors/suppliers, in a networking and learning environment.
SVAM members have stated a strong need for supervisor training offerings for their employees. In response to this need, SVAM
Each year SVAM awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in a manufacturing
SVAM continued our virtual Manufacture Your Career panel discussions for the spring 2021 semester. Students and educators tuned in via
Tadano Mantis Corporation
Oak Hall Cap & Gown
Schaffner MTC LLC
Samuel Pressure Vessel Group
Hollingsworth and Vose Company
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
  The 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 vendors. This event provides an opportunity for Southwest Virginia Manufacturing companies to connect to other manufacturers and vendors to build your supply chain, exhibit your capabilities, develop business opportunities and new customers, and ...
Read more
  The 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 vendors. This event provides an opportunity for Southwest Virginia Manufacturing companies to connect to other manufacturers and vendors to build your supply chain, exhibit your capabilities, develop business opportunities and new customers, and ...
Read more
SVAM members have stated a strong need for supervisor training offerings for their employees. In response to this need, SVAM partnered with Virginia Tech, Southwest Center to offer the 5 Supervisor Trainings exclusively for SVAM Member companies at no cost. Each training was provided virtually, via Zoom, and recorded so SVAM Member companies can watch at their convenience. These trainings were a great success with a combined attendance total of ...
Read more
Each year SVAM awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in a manufacturing related field. SVAM awards these scholarships in pursuit of its goal to promote manufacturing and its careers. The purpose of the scholarship is to raise awareness about manufacturing careers and retain the talented worker pool we have in Southwest Virginia. Of those who applied, 8 students exemplified a desire to ...
Read more
SVAM continued our virtual Manufacture Your Career panel discussions for the spring 2021 semester. Students and educators tuned in via Zoom as both individuals and classes. These events focused on a discussion from a panel of manufacturing professionals highlighting the manufacturing industry and the career paths it offers. Panelists discussed multiple topics including changes in manufacturing over the years, employee engagement, pay and benefits, facility safety, employer desired soft skills, ...
Read more
Each year SVAM accepts nominations for its Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Award. The nominees are scored by a panel of judges based on company impact, community impact, personal drive, and leadership.    Through the Outstanding Women in Manufacturing program, many amazing women have been recognized for their contributions to the world of manufacturing in Southwest Virginia. The purpose of this program is to change the image of manufacturing and highlight ...
Read more
Each year, in celebration of National Manufacturing Month (October) SVAM seeks to highlight the significant accomplishments of our region's manufacturing companies. The main way we do this is by presenting manufacturers with awards to showcase their achievements. SVAM's annual Manufacturers' Awards Banquet looked a little different in 2020. Rather than gathering to celebrate the amazing manufacturers in our area, we took everything online. SVAM presented winners with their awards and ...
Read more
In 2020, SVAM launched its Made In SWVA podcast! This podcast is a way for us to share all things manufacturing. We will be speaking with guests about manufacturing careers and opportunities, the benefits of working in manufacturing, how to get started, and more! We hope this podcast encourages students and other job seekers to pursue a career in manufacturing.   The first series on our podcast features Women in ...
Read more
For the fall of 2020 SVAM moved our Manufacture Your Career panel discussions to virtual events. Students and educators tuned in via Zoom as both individuals and classes. These events focused on a panel discussion highlighting the manufacturing sector and the career paths it offers. Panelists discussed multiple topics including pay and benefits, facility safety, common misconceptions, employer desired soft skills, and different job opportunities. Students took the opportunity to ask ...
Read more
This spring, SVAM and Finley Green, Director Career Services, organized a Manufacture Your Career panel discussion at King University. The event focused on highlighting the manufacturing sector and the career paths it offers. Panelists discussed multiple topics including pay and benefits, employer desired skills, and different job opportunities for varying levels of education. Students took the opportunity to ask the panel members interesting and insightful questions about manufacturing. Students networked ...
Read more
The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its seventh annual Manufacturers’ Awards Banquet in connection with National Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 3rd. Business, government, and community leaders from across Southwest Virginia gathered at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center to celebrate manufacturing and its achievements over the past year. This year SVAM invited Kathy D’Antoni with the West Virginia Department of Education to give the keynote address. She discussed ...
Read more

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