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Establishing the Richmond Region as a Leader in the Revitalization of Advanced Manufacturing in the United States. Katherine DeRosear Director of Workforce Development Virginia Manufacturers Association Executive Director Virginia Industry Foundation. Barry W. Johnson Senior Associate Dean

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Barry w johnson senior associate dean l a lacy distinguished professor university of virginia

Establishing the Richmond Region as a Leader in the Revitalization of Advanced Manufacturing in the United States

Katherine DeRosear

Director of Workforce Development

Virginia Manufacturers Association

Executive Director

Virginia Industry Foundation

Barry W. Johnson

Senior Associate Dean

L. A. Lacy Distinguished Professor

University of Virginia

School of Engineering and Applied Science

April 26, 2012

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this report are those of the authors. No endorsement has been obtained or is implied by the University of Virginia, the Virginia Manufacturers Association, the Virginia Industry Foundation, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, the Commonwealth Center for Applied Logistics Systems, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or any other organization or person.


Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

Introduction

Trends Driving Industry Investment

Technology Creation and Commercialization

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Zone

Workforce Development

Recommendations for the Richmond Region


Introduction

Introduction

Advanced manufacturing is the integration of technology, processes, policies, and people to produce complex products in the most cost-effective, flexible, and efficient way.


Trends driving industry investment

Trends Driving Industry Investment

  • Automation – machines can be located anywhere

  • Logistics – supply chains and customers

  • Workforce – higher skill sets required

  • Currency exchange rates – dollar is important

  • Governmental policies – taxes and export control

  • Technology – seamless access to new ideas

    Result – Advanced manufacturing facilities will be located based mainly on geography and workforce


Technology creation and commercialization

Technology Creation and Commercialization

Collaborative

One Agreement Covers All Three

Generic

Directed


Advanced manufacturing innovation zone

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Zone


First factory at crosspointe

First Factory at Crosspointe

  • $170 million investment in first 180,000 square-foot facility

  • 130 jobs in first facility

  • Disc manufacturing for engines used in Boeing 787, Airbus A380 and A350 XWB

  • Future investments growing to $500 million and 500 jobs

  • 1,000 acres of land for future development

First Rolls-Royce Factory at Crosspointe

Crosspointe


Barry w johnson senior associate dean l a lacy distinguished professor university of virginia

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

  • Bridge the gap between fundamental research and commercialization

    • Accelerate technology into markets

    • Demonstrate on real problems

  • Foster collaboration among diverse industry sectors

    • Directed Research for the exclusive proprietary benefit of a member

    • Generic Research for the benefit of all members

  • Lower R&D costs for member companies

    • Shared facilities and personnel

    • Shared pre-competitive research

  • Train next generation of technology leaders

    • Provide market ready experience

    • Connect industry with students


Ccam applied research facility

CCAM Applied Research Facility

CCAM Ground Breaking Event

March 31st 2011

  • 60,000 square foot facility

  • $3.975 million from U.S. EDA

  • $2.5 million from Tobacco Commission

  • $15 million from Virginia’s ARRA bonds

  • Contractor selected and underway

  • On schedule for completion September 2012


Barry w johnson senior associate dean l a lacy distinguished professor university of virginia

Expansion Plans

Additional Research Facility

Additional acreage

available

Additional Research Wing

Career Center

Initial CCAM Building

High Bay Expansion

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Barry w johnson senior associate dean l a lacy distinguished professor university of virginia

Workforce Development

Source – 2007 Skilled Trades Gap Analysis


Barry w johnson senior associate dean l a lacy distinguished professor university of virginia

Education and

Education and

Community

Community

K

K

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12

12

Universities

Universities

Workforce

Workforce

Training

Training

Colleges

Colleges

Schools

Schools

Pipeline

Pipeline

Curricula

Curricula

Training Centers

Training Centers

Workforce

Workforce

Advanced

Advanced

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Readiness

Readiness

Industry

Industry

Levels

Levels

Future Jobs

Future Jobs

CCAM

CCAM

CCAM

CCAM

Assessment

Assessment

and Required

and Required

Workforce

Workforce

Industry

Industry

Methods and

Methods and

Skills

Skills

Team

Team

Members

Members

Analysis

Analysis

Global

Global

Standards

Standards

and Best

and Best

Practices

Practices

Workforce Development


Recommendations

Recommendations

Integrate Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) into CCAM and CCALS.

Engage the Richmond Region’s companies in CCAM and CCALS.

Create a jet engine test cell at the AMIZ to spur research and industry growth.

Implement the workforce development program presented in this report.

Create an advanced manufacturing workforce academy as part of the AMIZ.

Create a Governor’s School for advanced manufacturing as part of the AMIZ.

Create the Advanced Logistics Innovation Zone (ALIZ) around CCALS.

Create a network of CCAM-like centers each focused on an industry sector.


Barry w johnson senior associate dean l a lacy distinguished professor university of virginia

Questions

Contact Information

Barry W. Johnson

University of Virginia

[email protected]

Mobile: 434-825-5686


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