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CCAM Wins Prestigious Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

RICHMOND, VA., February 23, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is among a distinguished list of winning recipients of the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Awards. CCAM was selected by Manufacturing Executive, a global community for manufacturing leadership and producer of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit and ML100 Awards program.

CCAM is a winner in the “New Workforce” category, which honors companies and organizations who have created innovative ways to bring workers with new, in-demand skills into the workplace, and to allow them to productively collaborate with and learn from industry experts.
“CCAM is a game changer for U.S. manufacturing because it brings highly-skilled business minds together with brilliant university researchers to develop the advanced technologies that will move the industry forward,” said David R. Lohr, president and executive director of CCAM. “CCAM’s collaborative model naturally fosters the transfer of skills between academics and business professionals, and between seasoned industry veterans and students. We’re honored to be among an elite group of award winners, and grateful for supporters like the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, which make our workforce-related initiatives possible.”
CCAM is a research-based collaboration between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and manufacturing companies worldwide. Manufacturers join CCAM as members and guide research leveraging both university faculty and CCAM scientists in two focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. CCAM members include:  Canon Virginia Inc; Chromalloy; Newport News Shipbuilding; Rolls Royce; Sandvik Coromant; Siemens; Sulzer Metco; and Aerojet.
CCAM is building a 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Va. The facility is expected to be complete in September 2012. Research, however, is already underway at member universities.
The ML100 Awards will be presented at a black tie gala on May 2 in Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about the ML100 Awards program visit www.ml100awards.com.

About the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
CCAM is a research-based collaboration between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and manufacturing companies worldwide. Manufacturers join CCAM as members and guide research leveraging both university faculty and CCAM scientists in two focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. CCAM is building a 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Va., adjacent to Rolls-Royce’s jet engine components plant. For more information, visit www.ccam-va.com.

Contact:
Christian Munson
CRT/tanaka for CCAM
(804) 675-8151
cmunson@crt-tanaka.com

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