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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…

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…

Sandvik Coromant Appoints New Executives

February 22, 2012 - Sandvik Coromant has announced the appointment of John Israelsson to the position of President of the new business area, Market Area Americas. Jamie Price, currently the Vice President of Sales, will succeed Mr. Israelsson as President of Sandvik Coromant USA. Mr. Israelsson’s new role supports the company’s new strategic business direction, to become a more global organization. As president of Market Area Americas, Mr. Israelsson will be tasked with leveraging performance, growing sales, and increasing the…

Toru Nishizawa is named president and CEO of Canon Virginia

February 15, 2012 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., has named Toru Nishizawa president and CEO of Canon Virginia (CVI) and president of Industrial Resource Technologies Inc. (IRT) effective April 1. Nishizawa will replace Yusaku Azuma who is retiring in March. Nishizawa has served as executive vice president for the Business & Technology Development Group at CVI and president and CEO of Canon U.S. Life Sciences, a title he will retain, when he assumes his new role. CVI, located in Newport News,…

CCAM Enhances Global Reach with Addition of Sulzer Metco

RICHMOND, VA., February 7, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Sulzer Metco, a leading surface solutions provider, has joined its organization, which brings together best-in-class manufacturers and Virginia’s top higher education institutions to collaborate and deliver new “production-ready” manufacturing solutions to industry. Sulzer Metco is CCAM’s seventh organizing industry member and is now part of a group that includes:  Canon Virginia Inc; Chromalloy; Newport News Shipbuilding; Rolls-Royce; Sandvik Coromant; Siemens; Tier…

CCAM Selects PlanIT Technology Group to Provide IT Services

RICHMOND, VA., January 31, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has engaged PlanIT Technology Group to architect, procure, configure, install and manage the IT environment for its 60,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing facility. The facility, which is currently under construction and expected to be complete in the summer of 2012, is located in Prince George, Va. PlanIT Technology Group will handle all of CCAM’s IT needs, including equipment, data storage, help desk services, video/voice/wireless and…

Chromalloy’s Jim Whitton to take on Director of Operations role for CCAM

RICHMOND, VA, January 27, 2012 - Effective immediately, Jim Whitton, Chromalloy Program Manager for CCAM Initiatives will assume the additional responsibility of Director of Operations for the Commonwealth Center for Advance Manufacturing’s (CCAM) new research center under construction in Prince George, Virginia.   Mr. Whitton’s responsibilities will include CCAM technical liaison for construction, research equipment acquisition and installation, operating procedures development and construction documentation.

Manufacturing Systems and Surface Engineering Research Begins at CCAM Partner Universities

RICHMOND, VA., January 20, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has approved and initiated approximately $750,000 in research at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The four approved projects encompass research in adaptive machining, human factors and knowledge capture, multi-modal part inspection and surface characterization. Projects reflect the targeted research themes of Manufacturing Systems and Surface Engineering. These projects were developed in industry-driven workshops held at Virginia State University in which all members collaborate to develop…

Richmond’s Future is focused on identifying the key drivers of regional success that will enable our area to become a world-class community

In 2012, Richmond's Future will focus on a set of specific issues and challenges that are vital to the region's future. more

Fitch Upgrades Prince George County, VA’s GOs to ‘AA’; Outlook Stable

The county's strong financial profile along with development spurred by Fort Lee, Rolls-Royce, CCAM cited. more

CCAM on the Radio – Listen to David Lohr Interview

WCVE Public Radio's John Ogle Interviews David Lohr about the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Listen

University of Virginia Foundation Awards Construction Bid to W.M. Jordan Company for Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Facility

Virginia-based contractor to build 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Va. RICHMOND, VA., NOVEMBER 16, 2011 – The University of Virginia Foundation is pleased to announce that W.M. Jordan Company has been awarded the bid for building construction, interior fit out and site development of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing’s (CCAM) new, 60,000 square foot facility in Prince George County, Va. The University of Virginia Foundation has overseen the design of the…