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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Kyocera SGS Precision Tool Inc. (KSPT)

KYOCERA

Kyocera SGS Precision Tool Inc. (KSPT), a wholly owned Kyocera Corp. (KYO) company and a leader in solid carbide cutting tool manufacturing, announced today that it will invest $9.5 million to establish a North American technology and strategic manufactur...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Official: Commitments are signs precision machining pipeline effort is working

“We wouldn’t be here without this.”

“This” is the effort that has been made in the Dan River Region to provide more training programs to get people ready to work in precision machining fields, according to Alan Pearce, president and CEO of Kyocera SGS ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Work is underway at the former AVRC building in Cyber Park

Work is underway at the former AVRC building in Cyber Park to transform it into the North American headquarters of Overfinch, the British car company that customizes Range Rovers and transforms them into luxury vehicles.

Corrie Teague, Danville’s deput...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Governor: New jobs, investment a 'huge win’ for region

Kyocera SGS Tech Hub LLC — which announced Thursday it was bringing 35 jobs and $9.5 million in investment to the Dan River Region — plans to begin manufacturing in Danville in November and open up in its own separate facility in the Cyber Park in early 2...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Fast facts about Kyocera and SGS Tool

Kyocera Corp. is a huge company that operates plants and offices around the world. It recently purchased SGS Tool Co. in Munroe Falls, Ohio, and has renamed the company.

In Danville, a new plant will be opened in the Cyber Park and will be named Kyocer...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

DCC program takes ‘training to a new level’

The number of the Dan River Region’s students in advanced manufacturing has increased by three times since five years ago. That means there are more qualified workers for jobs like the ones announced by Kyocera SGS Tech Hub LLC on Thursday afternoon.

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Averett debuts new $5.2 million stadium, saying ‘this changes Danville’

Averett University unveiled the new Frank R. Campbell Stadium and presented the space as a venue for the entire Dan River Region during a news conference and tour Wednesday.

“This changes Danville,” said Averett Athletic Director Meg Stevens. “This cha...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Telvista hopes to hire 150 new full-time workers by the end of the year,

Telvista hopes to hire 150 new full-time workers by the end of the year, said the company’s site director.

The addition to its workforce will result in a total of more than 650 jobs at the customer service provider’s location at 119 Cane Creek Blvd. in...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

British luxury SUV enhancer chooses Danville

A British “enhancer” of luxury SUVs plans to locate its engineering and production facility in Danville, bringing 41 new jobs -- paying an average of $45,000 per year -- and millions of dollars in investment.

Overfinch North America made the announceme...Read on...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Danville receives Virginia Main Street Merit award

Posted on: July 15, 2016

On behalf of the City of Danville, the River District Association was presented this week with a Virginia Main Street Merit Award for Best Downtown Public Improvement Project at the Virginia Main Street Downtown Intersections C...Read on...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

The Launch Place invests an additional $200,000 in Roobrik

The Launch Place invests an additional $200,000 in Roobrik, developer of online decision tools for older adults and caregivers

DANVILLE, Va. (May 23, 2016) – The Launch Place announced today that it is investing $200,000 in Roobrik Inc., to expand Roob...Read on...

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Posted on: December 9, 2015

Development Finance Initiative - Ideal Brewery Locations

Ideal Brewery Locations
by Christy Raulli

DFI advises local governments on transformative economic development and real estate projects. Much of this work results in downtown project locations across the state that would be ideal for small-scale brewe...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

Hit by years of delays, Dan River Research Building renovation begins

BY DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

After three years of frustrating delays, hammers are swinging again on the River District Tower project.

At the former Dan River Research Building, crews are scraping multiple layers ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Averett breaks ground on Frank R. Campbell Stadium during ceremony

DANVILLE, Va. — Averett University broke ground on the Frank R. Campbell Stadium during a special ceremony Saturday following its football game at the North Campus. Construction of the $3.3 million project will begin on Nov. 2, following the conclusion of...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

More parking coming to River District by Christmas

BY DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

The conversion of the former Acree’s Warehouse into an indoor parking lot is taking longer than expected, but a representative of the architecture firm handling the project said it will ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Meet the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists

IndustryWeek has narrowed its annual search for North American manufacturing excellence.

Congratulations to the 20 manufacturing facilities – and their hard-working workforces – that comprise the 2015 slate of IndustryWeek Best Plants finalists.

The...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Danville Family YMCA named one of top 10 recreation facilities in world

GoDanRiver staff

The Danville Family YMCA has been selected as one of the top 10 recreation facilities in the world by Athletic Business Magazine.

In June, the YMCA was featured in the magazine as one of the top 66. Those selections were then judged...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Dairy Queen to build new, larger restaurant in Danville

BY DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

The Dairy Queen on Riverside Drive — seriously damaged in a July fire — will be replaced with a new, larger building that will include indoor seating and restrooms.

Brian Arrington, v...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Roobrik rises on Launch Place investment

BY VICKY CRUZ vmorrison@registerbee.com (434) 791-7981

Roobrik, a health IT software start-up company, has received $75,000 from The Launch Place’s pre-seed investment fund.

The Durham, North Carolina, based company will use the money to bring its o...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Rivertop, DTI mark start of full commercial production

Rivertop Renewables (www.rivertop.com), a Montana-based specialty chemicals company and DTI (www.Danchemtechnology.com), a custom manufacturer of fine and specialty chemical products based in Danville, Virginia, today celebrated the start-up of commercial...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2012

Gamewood offers Internet TV in Danville

Getting TV over broadband fiber is the best way to watch high definition television, one local provider says.

And without the city’s efforts to build out broadband with the nDanville network and its connection to the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative,...Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

Danville company grows to connect businesses to IT services

Running a business requires documents, data and administrative or back-office functions.

Horizontech Inc., a global technology services company that’s been headquartered in Danville since 2007, helps companies or government agencies store and process d...Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

A River District renaissance

The city of Danville and Danville Regional Foundation are working together to bring about a renaissance of Danville’s River District — an area spanning from Ridge Street to Riverside Drive and Poplar Street to the Carrington Pavilion. But we need the invo...Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

Supercomputing buzzing in Danville

Danvillian Phillip Hayes Jr. loved deconstructing and toying with his computer as a kid.

After earning a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University, he never expected to find a job in his chosen career field in Danville. That was until ...Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Danville tobacco company partners with Institute

JTI Leaf Services in Danville partnered with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research for needed laboratory services to ensure quality tobacco blends.

Since the announcement of the joint venture company in 2009, JTI Leaf Services quickly learne...Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Startup, store may come to Danville downtown

Board members of the Industrial Development Authority of Danville on Thursday approved financial help to renovate space downtown so a small startup technology-based company could lease it.

The space in the top floor of the building next to Noblis and t...Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Danville-designed battery passes go-kart test

On Thursday, LiFeBatt USA in Danville tested a prototype battery pack on an electric go-kart inside Dan River Grand Prix on Riverside Drive.

LiFeBatt CEO Don Harmon and Chief Operating Officer Michelle Robinson seized the chance to test the 64-cell, 48...Read more »

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Posted on: February 9, 2012

Danville college focuses on training students to get jobs

Danville Community College has taken an aggressive role in training Southside’s workforce.

The college even has a whole facility — RCATT — dedicated to training to assist with economic development.

Each year DCC partners with up to 25 businesses in ...Read more »

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

A New Economic Outlook Report is Now Available!

In this document, you will find key pieces of data that will give you a clear view of the city of Danville’s economic condition.

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

Southside cooperative expands to attract money, jobs

High-tech companies wouldn’t want to come to the region without access to broadband to send large amounts of data quickly.

Twelve years ago, Southside leaders foresaw the need for the rural region to be able to compete like this with larger cities in a...Read more »

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

New office space available in the River District

The River District is now home to 7,056 square feet of new office space. Our Common Ground LLC, a company owned by Danvillian Barry Koplen and former Danvillian Sarah Lee Michaels, has purchased and renovated the former Franklin Discount Company, located ...Read more »

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