May 02, 2008 8:47 AM
Canon Virginia will spend more than $600 million to expand operations in Newport News and Gloucester, eventually creating more than 1,000 new jobs.
The company announced yesterday that it will build a new manufacturing facility and renovate current facilities in Newport News, creating about 1,000 jobs there. It also will expand its IRT subsidiary facility in Gloucester, which recycles toner cartridges, a move expected to create additional jobs.
“We are excited about this tremendous opportunity to grow and expand our operations in Virginia,” Takayoshi Hanagata, president and CEO of Canon Virginia Inc. and Industrial Resource Technologies Inc., said in a statement.
Canon Virginia is part of Canon U.S.A. Inc., whose parent company is Japan-based Canon Inc. It provides business-to-business imaging solutions.
Canon approved $1.5 million from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to help Newport News support the project and also a $20 million Major Eligible Employer grant. These grants are given to existing Virginia companies that make at least a $100 million investment in the commonwealth that creates at least 1,000 jobs.
The Virginia Community College Systems and Thomas Nelson Community College will lead a training alliance to create 880 technicians and supervisors during the next three years for Canon’s expansion.
“A key driver of the expansion decision was the development of a work-force pipeline to recruit and train the many new employees, and the Virginia Community College System stepped up to the plate to provide a solution for Canon in the Hampton Roads region,” Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said in a statement.
Great chance to bring jobs to this area, and it is wonderful that Thomas Nelson Community College will be a part of this.
Ann Marie Lovett of Hampton, Virginia
May. 9, 2008 at 12:50 PM
239 Benns Rd
Newport News, VA 23601
Objective- To secure a long-term career that will allow me to develop my skills to their fullest potential, while simultaneously contributing to my employer’s growth.
2003-2009 DLBA Robotics Chesapeake, VA
Welding, Licensed Fork-Lift Operator, Finishing, Cutting Steel and Wood, Building Frames, Fiberglassing, Foaming, and Painting
2001-2003 Basic Construction Newport News, VA
Operating Dozer, Loader, and Backhoe; Unloading Train Cars, Maintaining Asphalt Plant, and Shoveling
2000-2000 Newport News, Inc Newport News, VA
Operating a Stock Picker, Sorting and Handling Materials, and Auditing in a Warehouse environment
1993-1997 Warwick High School Newport News, VA
Doug Blount (owner of DLBA) 757-237-3259
Monte Harbert (coworker at DLBA) 757-272-4538
Keith Overman (personal) 757-876-7230
Michael Jordan of Newport News VA
May. 2, 2009 at 12:13 PM
My name is Perry Walton. I have several years of experience in carpentry, bricklaying, any kind of hard labor. I also have experience in housekeeping and heavy equipment operating. I am available to work full time and immediately.
Perry Olandus Walton of 711 Shadwell Court Apt 6-D Newport News VA 23601
May. 18, 2009 at 03:20 PM
started in retail/groc. at 16.Working up to
ordering and warehouse skills.
Forklift licences : trainer-operator 1-5
Grate with coworkers and customer service.
james dillaman of hampton
Dec. 9, 2009 at 09:03 PM
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