The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to strengthen and grow manufacturers operating in Southwest Virginia. Led by manufacturers, SVAM utilizes its resources to provide support services to manufacturers to meet a wide variety of needs.


Members are provided opportunities to connect with other manufacturers as well as vendors – providing opportunities for business improvement and business growth.


SVAM has saved its member companies thousands of dollars by providing them with access to resources that offset training and development costs.


Member companies have access to a menu of benefits offered that support business growth including training, marketing, and efforts to help member companies fill job openings.



  • Benchmarking
  • Professional Peer Groups
  • Discussion Forum
  • Quarterly Meetings


  • Grow your exposure through advertising
  • Increase company visability to business prospects and potential employees
  • Promote openings on members-only careers webpage and social media


  • Peer-to-Peer Best Practices Trainings
  • Members-Only Discounts and Trainings
  • Lunch & Learns and Seminars
  • Online Training Videos


  • Change the perception of manufacturing
  • Provide Tours
  • Participate in Videos and Programs
  • Serve on SVAM Program Committees
  • Serve on the SVAM Board of Directors

fee structure

Membership Fees are based on the number of employees a company has.

1 - 25 employees$500
26 - 150 employees$1,000
151 - 400 employees$3,000
401 - 600 employees$4,000
601 - 800 employees$5,000
801 - 1,000 employees$6,000
Over 1,000 employees$8,000

our mission

Supporting the sustainment and advancement of manufacturing in Southwest Virginia through regional collaborations, improving the image of manufacturing, and closing the skills gap.

  • Supporting manufacturing and its careers as part of an educational and economic development initiative.
  • Increasing the number of individuals who pursue manufacturing-based careers.
  • Aligning educational and workforce training resources with the most pressing demands of area industry.

become a member today

Manufacturers all across Southwest Virginia are taking advantage of the above benefits and accessing opportunities to strengthen their business. Don't let your company miss out!

Questions About Becoming a Member?

Contact us to learn more about the support and benefits available to you as a SVAM Member.

current member list

The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing is made of up manufacturers all across the region.


    Contact us to learn more about the support and benefits available to you as a SVAM Member.