Virginia to Gain Advanced Manufacturing FacilityFebruary 1, 2019
The City of Danville, VA, announced its commitment to build a $25.5-million, 51,250-sq.-ft. Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CMA) for launching new firms and advancing new technologies such as additive manufacturing.
The CMA will offer the following amenities for manufacturer tenants:
• ISO-certified inspection lab providing integrated inspection capabilities required to validate product quality. This service reduces the start-up phase for a new company by 8 to 10 months, the time required to certify an inspection lab;
• Process improvement labs that enable new and existing businesses to improve their processes in a more expeditious manner, thereby ensuring global competitiveness.
• Platform for collaborative innovation that allows manufacturing companies, technology companies and engineering students to work together to discover, integrate and showcase emerging technology.
• Concierge service that provides the wrap-around support needed by companies new to the U.S. during their critical start-up phase.