The Richmond Region has a long list of successful advanced manufacturing companies including DuPont’s Kevlar-producing plant and AdvanSix’s advanced fiber facility.
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 clusters include fine chemicals, packaging equipment and materials, and defense.
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).
Subcategories of this cluster include:
- Fabricated Metal Products
- Fine Chemicals