Advanced Manufacturing

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING IN THE NRV

The talented and loyal workforce of Virginia’s New River Valley is proud to manufacture using the highest levels of technology and robotics. From Volvo Trucks North America to Kollmorgen, advanced manufacturing has many faces in the region. The NRV is “A Natural Fit” for new manufacturers looking to put down roots in our comparatively low-cost region.

INDUSTRY STATS

164 COMPANIES

12,633 JOBS

12% JOB GROWTH

PAST 5 YEARS (2019)

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY VIDEOS

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Virginia’s New River Valley

PRIMARY SUB-SECTORS

CHEMICALS

PLASTICS & MATERIALS

AUTOMOTIVE

MOTION CONTROL SYSTEMS

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MAJOR EMPLOYERS

BAE Systems Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Celanese Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Corning Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Federal Mogul Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Gala Group North America Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Phoenix Packaging Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Hollingsworth & Vose Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Hubbell Lighting Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Kollmorgen Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Moog Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Spectrum Brands Logo Advanced Manufacturing
TechLab Logo Advanced Manufacturing
Volvo Logo Advanced Manufacturing

BUSINESS ADVANTAGES

NRV Distances East Coast Map

Strategic Location

I-81 runs through the heart of the NRV, and the region has easy access to I-77 and I-64. This makes transportation to large distribution centers in the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest markets easy for many of the advanced manufacturing businesses in the area.

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

Workforce

The workforce is both entrepreneurial in spirit and loyal; employees tend to stay here for a long time. Plus, institutions like Virginia Tech, Radford University, and New River Community College provide ample researchers, upper-level talent, and technically skilled employees.

Business Advantages Networking

Business Community

The region’s diverse and innovative business community is very collaborative. Home to many foreign-based corporations and technology companies, organizations in the NRV benefit from an approachable network of professionals.

“Though H&V has 7 plants in the U.S., the NRV location has repeatedly been selected for strategic expansions due to the state and local government support and the skilled and cooperative workforce in the area.”

Vince Hatcher, Plant Manager at Hollingsworth & Vose

“Volvo Trucks appreciates the craftsmanship and pride in manufacturing seen here in the New River Valley. Our workers are highly capable, fully engaged, and have a sense of innovation in building all of the premier quality Volvo Trucks sold in the North American market. The warm spirit and welcoming environment of the NRV makes it easy to be an international business in this area.”

Franky Marchand, Vice President & GM of Volvo Trucks NRV Plant

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