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CCAM Director Assumes New Role at Virginia Tech

Donald J. Leo named vice president and executive director of National Capital Region Operations more

Virginia Tech Spearheads US-UK Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration

Virginia Tech kicked off what officials hope is a long-term partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom this week at its new state-of-the-art research center in Ballston. more

International meeting focuses on successful public-private partnerships in advanced manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing; the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.; and the British Consulate-General in Chicago, Ill; sponsor a four-day international meeting,"The Future of Advanced Manufacturing: The Role of UK and US Private Partnerships." more

Getting to know: David R. Lohr of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Biggest challenge in the next five years: "Building Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing into a world-class research institution in advanced manufacturing technologies that provides 'game-changing' impact to the bottom line of our industry-member companies and positions Virginia in a leadership role in advanced manufacturing." more

U.S. Commerce Department Invests $4 Million in Advanced Manufacturing in Prince George, Virginia

WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $3.975 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville to help build the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a 50,000-square-foot office and manufacturing space in Prince George County, Va. The CCAM is a joint project between the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech that will provide supply chain and workforce training to support advanced technology manufacturing and new jobs in the region. “Strengthening…

Alicia Durham Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing to Support Recruitment, Policy and Administrative Activities

RICHMOND, VA., September 6, 2011 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Technology (CCAM) is pleased to announce that Alicia Durham has joined the organization as the Manager of Administration. Durham will be responsible for coordinating and developing policies and procedures for the organization, managing member and vendor relationships, planning events, updating the website and bookkeeping. Before joining CCAM, Durham served as the Assistant Executive Director for RichTech, Central Virginia’s premier technology association. While at RichTech, she implemented a new strategic…

Advanced Manufacturing on a Roll in Virginia

If and hopefully when U.S. manufacturing enjoys a full-fledged renaissance, economic development officials in Virginia believe their state -- oops, commonwealth -- will be right in the thick of it. "Virginia's future in advanced manufacturing will lead the way in the rebirth of American manufacturing," predicts Liz Povar, director of business development for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Povar and other officials around the commonwealth have good reason to be confident. Rolls-Royce Group recently selected Prince George, Va.,…

Governor McDonnell Announces Additional Board Appointments

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced appointments to 18 boards and commissions. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell administration will continue to be made in the months ahead. Board Appointments Christian A. Chisholm of Charlottesville, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Residency Program Director for the University of Virginia Medical School-Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Wendy A. Graefe, CNM, MS of Norfolk, Certified Nurse Midwife with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Deb…

Members of CCAM Visit Sandvik Coromant to Discuss Research Operations

Members of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) recently visited Sandvik Coromant in Sandviken, Sweden.

CCAM Considers Initial Research, Elects Leaders

VSU workshop advances nine proposed projects as internal TAC and IOB elect leaders.

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Hosts Research Workshop at Virginia State University

Petersburg, Va., May 26, 2011 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today concludes a two-day workshop for members at Virginia State University (VSU) that will determine the scope and direction of the center’s first collaborative research projects. CCAM, which broke ground on a state-of-the-art, 50,000 square-foot facility in March, brings world-class manufacturers together with Virginia’s top research institutions to pool capital and intellectual resources, share ideas and accelerate the transfer of laboratory innovation to business application. At…

McDonnell, on trade trip, reaches Shanghai

Gov. Bob McDonnell arrived in Shanghai today for the next leg of his economic development trip, having spent several days in Japan encouraging companies with business interests in Virginia to consider more. In a conference call from Shanghai, where it's about 12 hours ahead, McDonnell said he had seven one-on-one meetings with CEOs at some of Japan's largest companies and had a general reception for about 20 other companies that don't currently do business in Virginia so that he could…

CCAM Breaks Ground for New Facility

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and the presidents of the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University today joined with executives from some of the world’s biggest names in manufacturing to officially break ground for the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a unique collaborative research facilitythat promises to accelerate the transfer of laboratory innovations to manufacturing production lines where they can improve efficiencies, products and profits.

CCAM Names Executive Director

New leaders have been named for two business centers in the Richmond area that are focused on developing next-generation industries in clean energy and high-tech manufacturing. David R. Lohr has been named president and executive director of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, a research center being developed on the site of Rolls-Royce Plc.'s new manufacturing campus in Prince George County. William H. Daughtrey has been named interim executive director of the Dominion Resources GreenTech Incubator in Ashland. Lohr previously…