Virginia Tech has selected Detroit-based architecture and planning firm SmithGroup to design the first academic building for its Innovation Campus in Alexandria, the university announced Friday. SmithGroup responded to a public request for proposals (RFP) issued last summer by Tech after its June announcement that it would build its Innovation Campus in Alexandria. The RFP
Salem-based Carter Machinery employs 1,350 people.
Salem-based Carter Machinery Co. Inc., an independent dealer of Caterpillar Inc. equipment, entered into an agreement to acquire Baltimore-based Alban Tractor Co. Inc. effective Feb. 4, the company announced Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Carter Machinery will become the Caterpillar dealer in a territory that will now include Northern Virginia, Washington,
Company announces $2.6M expansion in Forest area.
Custom Truck One Source will expand its manufacturing business in Bedford County, investing $2.6 million and creating 61 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company plans to double production at its specialized truck and heavy equipment plant in Bedford’s Forest area to meet growing demand. “Custom Truck One Source has been
$13 million facility in Salem will be fully operational within a few months
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Mack Trucks will create 250 jobs at a Roanoke County facility building a new line of medium-duty trucks. The company, part of the Volvo Group, plans to invest $13 million in the project, according to state and county officials. The plant, to be known as Mack’s Roanoke Valley Operations
The health care system employed more than 13,000 in the same year.
Roanoke-based Carilion Clinic generated more than $3.2 billion in economic impact and approximately 24,000 jobs in Virginia in 2018, according to a Carilion-commissioned study released Wednesday from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service’s Center for Economic and Policy Studies. Using data from Oct. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2018, the economic
300 more passengers flew daily in December
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) saw a traffic increase of 17.7% increase from December 2018 to December 2019, the airport announced Tuesday. For the year, ROA saw an 8.9% overall increase in passenger traffic — more than 719,000 passengers flew in 2019, compared to 660,000 in 2018. In December 2019, 61,827 passengers flew via ROA,
The Roanoke law firm appointed one managing partner and five partners to committee.
Roanoke-based law firm Gentry Locke appointed one managing partner and five partners from its Roanoke and Richmond offices to its 2020 management committee, Gentry Locke announced Tuesday. Managing Partner Monica T. Monday will lead the management committee. Monday has been the firm’s managing partner since 2013 and in her new role will oversee firm operations
Matt Huff was previously the executive VP and COO.
Roanoke-based commercial real estate agency Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group has promoted Matt Huff as its new president, Poe & Cronk announced Tuesday. Huff joined Poe & Cronk in 2008 and in 2015 became the firm’s first executive vice president and chief operating officer. He succeeds Dennis Cronk, who will serve as the company’s
Globally sourced and distributed tea company will expand East Coast operations.
Rohnert Park, California-based wellness tea company Traditional Medicinals Inc. will invest $29.7 million to establish its East Coast operation, an herbal tea manufacturing and processing plant, in Franklin County’s Summit View Business Park, creating 56 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. The company will build a 125,000-square-foot facility for production of its organic and herbal
The Patton Logistics Group serves clients in the U.S. and Canada.
Milton, Pennsylvania-based warehousing company The Patton Logistics Group will invest $12 million to establish a logistics and warehousing operation in the New River Valley Commerce Park in Pulaski County, creating 33 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. Virginia competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create a hub for motor carrier freight services