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Advanced Manufacturing

BGB explains transition from UK

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Ian Hemstock of BGB Technology details the process of expanding the business across the pond.

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Proseal unwraps success in USA

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Steve Malone, of Proseal Ltd., describes the value of using the specialized services of the GRP and UKTI.

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Success Story: Filterra

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Filterra Bioretention Systems, an innovative stormwater management company, continues its business growth.

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Aspen expands to east coast

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Shannon Walls, of Aspen Products, talks about locating their new facility and what it is like to live in the region.

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Advanced manufacturing technologies, including computer-aided engineering, computer-integrated manufacturing, robotics and automated materials handling, are applied across the manufacturing sector to improve efficiency and productivity. Specific target industries within the Advanced Manufacturing cluster include chemicals, packaging equipment and materials, defense and aerospace.

Companies in this cluster with a history of success in Greater Richmond include DuPont and Honeywell (advanced fibers), Alloy Polymers (plastics), Flexicell (robotic packaging equipment) and Spec Ops Inc. (mobile emergency command centers).

Aerospace equipment and parts presents a unique growth opportunity based on Rolls-Royce’s decision to locate an aerospace engine manufacturing facility in the area. This new facility provides an expansion opportunity for current and potential Rolls-Royce suppliers and vendors, as well as for companies in related fields.

Subcategories of this cluster include:

  • Machinery
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Advanced Materials

Advanced Manufacturing Brochure

This publication explores Greater Richmond's advanced manufacturing industry.

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Industry Headlines

Representative Companies
Alfa Laval Inc. Logo Alstom Power, Inc. Logo Altadis USA - Allied Products Logo Altria Group, Inc. Logo Anton Paar GmbH Logo BGB Technology, Inc. Logo C.F. Sauer Co. Inc. Logo ept, inc. Logo Evonik Industries Logo Hauni Richmond, Inc. Logo Hill PHOENIX Logo Honeywell Logo Jewett Automation, Inc. Logo Jewett Machine Manufacturing Company, Inc. Logo Korman Signs Inc. Logo Luck Companies Logo Maruchan Virginia, Inc. Logo MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc. Logo NewMarket Corporation Logo Proseal America, Inc Logo Rolls-Royce Logo Sabra Dipping Company Logo San-J International, Inc. Logo Tranlin Inc. Logo Tyson Foods Inc. Logo Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. Logo Weidmuller Interconnections Inc. Logo WestRock Logo

Richmond Firsts

  1. First Iron

    In 1619, the nation’s first ironworks were established at Falling Creek in Chesterfield County.

  2. First Coal

    First Coal Image The nation’s first coal mining began in the mid-1700s in the Richmond area.

  3. First Military Aircraft

    Tethered balloons, the first military “aircraft,” were used for aerial reconnaissance in Civil War campaigns around Richmond.

  4. First Electric Streetcar

    First Electric Streetcar Image In 1888, Julian Frank Sprague put into operation the first commercial streetcar system powered by overhead electric lines from a central station.

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