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Central Virginia Manufacturing Expands Bedford County, Virginia, Operations

Central Virginia Manufacturing, a sheet metal fabricator, will invest $300,000 to expand its operation in Bedford County, Virginia.

“I can’t imagine doing business anywhere else than in Virginia,” said Central Virginia Manufacturing Owner Dave Hanowitz. “I do a lot of work for companies up north that are unionized. In Bedford, I can produce the same products they can get next door, but with better quality and a more cost-effective rate, and even include freight in it.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) will support Central Virginia Manufacturing’s new job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program. In addition, Bedford County Economic Development Authority will assist the company under a defined performance agreement tied to jobs and investment over three years. In addition, the Region 2000 Workforce Development Board will provide financial assistance for apprenticeship-related instruction.

“With more than 240,000 Virginians employed in the manufacturing sector, Central Virginia Manufacturing will continue to benefit from a robust labor pool as the company expands,” said Governor Northam. “Businesses of all sizes are thriving in Bedford County and the Lynchburg region due to competitive operating costs, robust infrastructure and transportation network, and a strong workforce. We are pleased to see CVM growing in the Commonwealth and benefitting from the training and services provided by the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.”

“Supporting the growth of small businesses and creating jobs of the 21st-century is essential to building a healthy and diverse economy,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “CVM is an important corporate steward in Bedford County, and we congratulate the company on this expansion.”

“We have observed CVM for several years and have enjoyed watching them grow their customer base and provide high-quality products in their industry,” said Bedford County EDA Chairman Mickey Johnson. “We look forward to seeing this company continue to employ skilled people and add to this community.”


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