Press Release

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 »

Tours to Mark 10 Anniversary of Progress Park

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the creation of Progress Park, the Joint Industrial Development Authority and the Wythe County Board of Supervisors are offering guided tours of Progress Park to interested citizens during the week of the Chautauqua Festival in cooperation with the Wythe Arts Council. The tours will be led by guides… Read more »

MTC Transformers Highlighted as Top Manufacturer on Fantastic Fifty List

WYTHEVILLE – The 2009 Fantastic Fifty list of Virginia’s fastest growing companies has been released, and for the second 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 presented tenure awards (in five year intervals) for 2008-2009 to Wythe County industries. These awards were presented at a special luncheon held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on January 22, 2009. Hiawatha Nicely, member of the Virginia Workforce Council and past chairman of the New River – Mount Rogers Workforce… Read more »