Advanced Manufacturing


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.



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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


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.

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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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Homegrown NRV Companies Highlighted in Virginia Economic Review

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Giles County Awarded Nearly $400,000 for Site Development

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