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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 »

Joint IDA of Wythe County Presents Industry Tenure Awards

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority recently presented tenure awards (in five year intervals) for 2010 to Wythe County industries. These awards were presented at a special luncheon held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on January 28, 2010. Dr. Charlie White, President of Wytheville Community College and current President of the Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce, was… Read more »

Somic America Brings Together Two Wythe Manufacturers

WYTHEVILLE – Effective January 1, Wytheville Technologies, Inc. (WTI) and Brewer Automotive Components, Inc. (BAC) completed a merger to form Somic America, Inc. The newly formed company will continue to operate manufacturing facilities in Virginia and Maine, supplying components to North American auto makers, including Toyota and Subaru. The merger gives the company direct access… Read more »

MTC Transformers Receives Joint IDA Special Recognition Award

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority presented its Special Recognition Award to MTC Transformers at the Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce annual membership dinner held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on November 16, 2009. MTC Transformers, located in Fairview Industrial Park, employs approximately 100 people and, in addition to its entrepreneurial success, the company is very active… Read more »