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NEW APPALACHIAN POWER PROGRAM IDENTIFIES SITES READY TO POWER UP DATA CENTERS

ROANOKE, VA., April 25, 2013 – Appalachian Power today announced a new effort to help lure large capital investment and high-tech, high-paying jobs to the area. The program targets a growing industry by identifying sites in western Virginia that are independently qualified to meet requirements to support a data center. The Appalachian Power program is… Read more »

Joint IDA of Wythe County Presents Industry Tenure Awards

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority recently presented tenure awards (recognizing five-year increments) for 2013 to several Wythe County industries. These awards were presented at a special luncheon held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on February 28, 2013. Michael Lehmkuhler, Vice President and head of the newly formed Business Attraction group at the Virginia Economic Development… Read more »

Joint IDA Selects New Associate Director

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County, Wytheville, and Rural Retreat is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has selected Kimberly Simmons as the authority’s new associate director. Ms. Simmons received her Bachelor of Science degree Summa Cum Laude in mathematics with a concentration in statistics from Radford University. A native of… Read more »

Joint IDA of Wythe County Presents Industry Tenure Awards

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority recently presented tenure awards (recognizing five-year increments) for 2012 to several Wythe County industries. These awards were presented at a special luncheon held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on February 23, 2012. Dr. Jay Langston, Sr. Project Support Manager for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, was the keynote speaker. Dr…. Read more »

Global Leader Schaffner Group Acquires American Transformer Manufacturer MTC Transformers

International Leader in Power Electronics Systems Expands U.S. Operations and Market Presence Wytheville VA. MTC Transformers announced today that its Wytheville division has been acquired by Schaffner Group, based in Luterbach, Switzerland. The acquisition, which includes the Wytheville Dry-Type transformer division and the Roanoke Sales office, had an estimated 2011 fiscal year sales of $16… Read more »

Joint IDA of Wythe County Presents Industry Tenure Awards

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority recently presented tenure awards (recognizing five-year increments) for 2011 to several Wythe County industries. These awards were presented at a special luncheon held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on January 27, 2011. Travis Jackson, Area Director, USDA Rural Development, was the keynote speaker. Wytheville Office Supply sponsored the luncheon. The… Read more »

Mount Rogers IDC Receives Joint IDA Special Recognition Award

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority presented its Industry Special Recognition Award to the Mount Rogers Industrial and Developmental Center (IDC) at the Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce annual membership dinner held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on November 15, 2010. The IDC’s Wythe Bland Center, located in the Fairview Industrial Park, provides employment for 72 disabled… Read more »

MTC Transformers Repeats as Top Manufacturer on Fantastic Fifty List

WYTHEVILLE – The 2010 Fantastic Fifty list of Virginia’s fastest growing companies has been released, and for the third consecutive year, the list includes MTC Transformers of Wytheville. The Fantastic Fifty listing is coordinated by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and annually recognizes Virginia companies with the highest revenue growth over a four-year period. In… Read more »