Alliance honors manufacturers’ investments and expansions in the region

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October 17, 2018
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance was pleased to host the 2nd Annual Salute to Manufacturing breakfast presented by First Piedmont Waste Solutions and to kick off manufacturing month.  The keynote speaker was Leila Aridi Afas of Toyota Motor North America. Delegate Scott Garrett was also in attendance.

The Lynchburg region has some incredible advantages—unparalleled resources and an unbeatable, hard-working and dedicated workforce. According to Virginia Labor Market Information, the Lynchburg Region is home to more than 288 manufacturers employing more than 14,834 employees. “A strong manufacturing sector means more of the lifesaving, life-changing innovation and products that define our world and the companies they lead and the customers they serve. Manufacturing is diversifying, growing output and generating impactful technologies. Manufacturing is charting new frontiers and supporting new jobs.” said Alliance CEO Megan Lucas.

The Alliance recognized businesses in the region for their recent investments and dedication to expansion in our region. Pictured above representatives from:
Custom Truck One Source, Blue Ridge Optics, Framatome, Hermle North American, Innovairre Communications, and KMR Aviation
Not pictured: Graham Packaging, Central Virginia Manufacturing, Tessy
Platics, Bison Printing, & Smyth Co.

The Alliance thanks our corporate partners ABC13 WSET and Property One Photography.