On August 30th, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The Expo brought manufacturers of Southwest Virginia together, along with their vendors/suppliers, in a networking and learning environment. Manufacturers set up booths/exhibits for their company and got to know other manufacturers and service providers. Vendors and resource providers offering a wide variety of services to manufacturing were also in attendance. This event provided an ...
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On August 30th, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The Expo brought manufacturers
From April to July 2022, SVAM offered numerous free trainings for its members, including an OSHA 30-Hour training and supervisor
Each year, SVAM awards scholarships in pursuit of its goal to promote manufacturing and its careers. The purpose of the
Reline America LLC
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Consolidated Steel, Inc.
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Tadano Mantis Corporation
Komatsu
On August 30th, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The Expo brought manufacturers of Southwest Virginia together, along with their vendors/suppliers, in a networking and learning environment. Manufacturers set up booths/exhibits for their company and got to know other manufacturers and service providers. Vendors and resource providers offering a wide variety of services to manufacturing were also in attendance. This event provided an ...
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From April to July 2022, SVAM offered numerous free trainings for its members, including an OSHA 30-Hour training and supervisor trainings. Johnnie Keene, Assistant Professor of Machine Technology at Virginia Highlands Community College, led SVAM's first member-exclusive OSHA 30-Hour Training at Wytheville Community College in June-July. This training was provided in partnership with Virginia Highlands Community College and Wytheville Community College. Each student who finished each day of the course, ...
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Each year, SVAM awards 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. The scholarships are awarded to deserving high school seniors who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in a manufacturing-related field. For 2022, the qualifying fields of study were engineering, welding, machining, ...
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This spring, SVAM had the opportunity to speak with high school students through its Opportunities in Manufacturing program, and college students through Manufacture Your Career panel discussions. These programs are used to educate students and educators about the opportunities in Southwest Virginia, the many benefits of a manufacturing career, and how to get started in manufacturing. These programs specifically align with SVAM’s goal to redefine the image of manufacturing with ...
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On March 11th, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing along with Northeast State Community College and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, hosted the Women in Manufacturing Symposium. The event took place at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA. Coinciding with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, this event celebrated the contributions of women to our region's manufacturing base. The Symposium welcomed Keynote Speaker Kellye Walker, EVP ...
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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 the ...
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SVAM resumed in-person Manufacture Your Career panel discussions for the fall 2021 semester, as well as holding another virtual event. 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, opportunities for advancement, and different job ...
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The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Awards Banquet in connection with National Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 14th. Business 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. Once dinner was fully served, attendees were welcomed by Alex Lupi, SVAM Board Member, who recapped SVAM’s accomplishments since its 2019 Banquet ...
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On September 2nd, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The Expo welcomed manufacturers, vendors, and resource providers from all across our region. Representatives from 16 manufacturing companies, showcasing a wide variety of products and company sizes, attended this year’s Expo. Vendors and resource providers offering a wide variety of services to manufacturing were also in attendance. This event provided a unique opportunity for ...
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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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On August 30th, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The Expo brought manufacturers
From April to July 2022, SVAM offered numerous free trainings for its members, including an OSHA 30-Hour training and supervisor
Each year, SVAM awards scholarships in pursuit of its goal to promote manufacturing and its careers. The purpose of the
Reline America LLC
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Consolidated Steel, Inc.
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Tadano Mantis Corporation
Komatsu
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On August 30th, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The Expo brought manufacturers of Southwest Virginia together, along with their vendors/suppliers, in a networking and learning environment. Manufacturers set up booths/exhibits for their company and got to know other manufacturers and service providers. Vendors and resource providers offering a wide variety of services to manufacturing were also in attendance. This event provided an ...
Read more
From April to July 2022, SVAM offered numerous free trainings for its members, including an OSHA 30-Hour training and supervisor trainings. Johnnie Keene, Assistant Professor of Machine Technology at Virginia Highlands Community College, led SVAM's first member-exclusive OSHA 30-Hour Training at Wytheville Community College in June-July. This training was provided in partnership with Virginia Highlands Community College and Wytheville Community College. Each student who finished each day of the course, ...
Read more
Each year, SVAM awards 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. The scholarships are awarded to deserving high school seniors who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in a manufacturing-related field. For 2022, the qualifying fields of study were engineering, welding, machining, ...
Read more
This spring, SVAM had the opportunity to speak with high school students through its Opportunities in Manufacturing program, and college students through Manufacture Your Career panel discussions. These programs are used to educate students and educators about the opportunities in Southwest Virginia, the many benefits of a manufacturing career, and how to get started in manufacturing. These programs specifically align with SVAM’s goal to redefine the image of manufacturing with ...
Read more
On March 11th, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing along with Northeast State Community College and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, hosted the Women in Manufacturing Symposium. The event took place at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA. Coinciding with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, this event celebrated the contributions of women to our region's manufacturing base. The Symposium welcomed Keynote Speaker Kellye Walker, EVP ...
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 the ...
Read more
SVAM resumed in-person Manufacture Your Career panel discussions for the fall 2021 semester, as well as holding another virtual event. 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, opportunities for advancement, and different job ...
Read more
The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Awards Banquet in connection with National Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 14th. Business 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. Once dinner was fully served, attendees were welcomed by Alex Lupi, SVAM Board Member, who recapped SVAM’s accomplishments since its 2019 Banquet ...
Read more
On September 2nd, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The Expo welcomed manufacturers, vendors, and resource providers from all across our region. Representatives from 16 manufacturing companies, showcasing a wide variety of products and company sizes, attended this year’s Expo. Vendors and resource providers offering a wide variety of services to manufacturing were also in attendance. This event provided a unique opportunity for ...
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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