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Mitutoyo America Corporation Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

RICHMOND, VA., AUGUST 27, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Mitutoyo America Corporation has joined the organization as its 9th industry member. Headquartered in Aurora, Ill., Mitutoyo America Corporation offers a full line of precision measuring tools, instruments and related software backed by extensive training and support services. Mitutoyo America Corporation is part of Mitutoyo Group, a global manufacturing technology leader with operations and expertise in 28 countries around the world. “As the leading…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Builds Core Team

RICHMOND, VA., JULY 24, 2012– The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced the hiring of three project leaders who will play critical roles in guiding and performing research projects undertaken in CCAM’s focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. CCAM is a collaborative research center that brings global manufacturing companies together with Virginia’s top research universities and CCAM’s own expert engineers and scientists. Working together under one roof on challenges common to advanced manufacturing, CCAM accelerates the transfer…

Danville, Martinsville colleges growing to meet demand

Tara Bozick | GoDanRiver Danville Community College and New College Institute in Martinsville are planning to ramp up capacity to train workers to meet demand for locally growing companies and to help attract advanced manufacturers to the region. more

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Assessment Request for Proposals

CCAM is seeking proposals for an advanced manufacturing workforce assessment, gap analysis, and implementation plan for southern and southwestern Virginia. Sealed proposals will be received until June 27, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. (local time). The full RFP can be found here.

CCAM Board of Directors Appoints New Officers

Armand Lauzon, CEO of Sequa Corporation, Elected Chairman of the Board Johan Israelsson, President, Market Area Americas, for Sandvik Coromant, Elected Vice Chairman RICHMOND, VA, MAY 29, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced the appointment of new officers to its board of directors. The appointments, made last week at CCAM’s annual meeting held in Richmond, ensure that global manufacturing expertise and insight continue to guide the organization’s growth as it increases membership, conducts initial research…

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Welcomes Intern

RICHMOND, VA., May 14, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to welcome our first intern, Matthew Riondet. Riondet joins the building operations team to assist in the acquisition and installation of capital equipment that will support CCAM’s research agenda. Riondet is an Ocean Engineering Major at Virginia Tech who will graduate in December 2012. One of the biggest challenges in advanced manufacturing right now is access to qualified employees. Bringing interns into a collaborative…

CCAM is Moving – Read for Updates on How to Contact Us

As a valued member of our stakeholder base, we would like to inform you of some upcoming changes for CCAM. We are headed to summer school! Virginia State University has graciously offered to host us on their beautiful campus while we work to towards the completion of our building in September. Our mailing address remains the same for items sent via the US Postal Service: P.O. Box 1848, Petersburg, VA 23805-0848. For items sent via overnight delivery, please contact us…

Virginia Tops Site Selection Magazine 2011 Competitiveness Ranking

“The Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Governor Bob McDonnell have demonstrated that a pro-business, get-the-word-out strategy coupled with a predictable, low-tax business climate result in a competitive edge that is quantifiable.” -Mark Arend, Editor in Chief, Site Selection Magazine   RICHMOND, May 3, 2012 – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Site Selection magazine has named Virginia the winner of its 2011 Competitiveness Award, which recognizes excellence on the part of a state-level economic development group. The Virginia Economic Development…

Want to Grow Your Company? Find Access to R&D

A new facility in Virginia offers a model for advanced manufacturing research. By Adrienne Selko, IndustryWeek. More than two-thirds of all private-sector research and development comes from manufacturers. Where do they get their inspiration? Partnerships between universities and manufacturers, such as the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Virginia, or CCAM,have played major roles in industrial R&D advancements. A number of major manufacturers, including founding members Rolls-Royce (IW 100/229) North America Inc.,Canon Inc. (IW 1000/86 ), Siemens (IW 1000/26), Newport…

CCAM Finalist for RichTech Community Catalyst Award

RICHMOND, VA., April 18, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has been selected as a finalist for RichTech’s 17th Annual Technology Stars Awards Gala in the Community Catalyst category. Every year RichTech, the Greater Richmond Technology Council, recognizes outstanding individuals, corporate and community leaders, entrepreneurs and pioneers in the Greater Richmond region. On April 28th CCAM was among 28 finalists in 6 categories recognized at a reception at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.…

Game changer: Research center in Prince George is a collaboration between academia and industry

Research center in Prince George is a collaboration between academia and industry Put an ice cube into a roaring furnace. Now, keep the ice cube cold. That’s not a riddle. It is the kind of challenge that researchers at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) in Prince George County — heralded as a paradigm for industry-academic collaboration in Virginia —  soon will be trying to address. more at VirginiaBusiness.com

Work It, Richmond Features David Lohr & CCAM

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Manufacturing in Virginia: A Tour Inspires Hope in the Future

March 14, 2012 - Before President Obama made the same trek last week, I toured Rolls Royce’s new Crosspointe manufacturing facility in northern Virginia, where the company makes rotating engine parts—fan discs and turbine discs—that help power Airbus A380s and Boeing 787s, among other aircraft. more at Manufacturing Executive by Chris Chiappinelli, editor for Manufacturing Executive and its sister publication, Managing Automation

President Obama Talks about Advanced Manufacturing

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VA, March 9, 2012 - Rolls-Royce hosted President Barack Obama today at its Crosspointe facility in Virginia. Along with his praise for Rolls-Royce's investments in America and job creation, the President also recognized the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing as a key driver for innovation, collaboration and workforce development. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON MANUFACTURING AND THE ECONOMY Rolls-Royce Crosspointe, Petersburg, Virginia 12:57 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Virginia! (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody.…

Advancing Advanced Manufacturing Region by Region

February 27, 2012 — At last a more serious discussion of manufacturing has begun. In just the last month, strong voices have by turns questioned whether manufacturing merits special attention, contended that it does, and then begun to say which sort of manufacturing matters most. Just last week the Metropolitan Policy Program joined with the CONNECT Innovation Institute to produce a major event that contended that regardless of its diminished employment manufacturing remains a powerful engine of innovation, a driver…