“Made in Henrico” video showcases county manufacturers

Did you know that ChapStick lip balm, Chips Ahoy! cookies and Robitussin cough syrup are all made in Henrico County?

Those and other familiar products – and the companies that produce them – are featured in Made in Henrico: : A Look Inside the County’s Manufacturing Sector, a recent Henrico County Television program produced by Ryan Eubank. The program may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/user17874648/review/224464238/10eab26c3c.

“I hope viewers are surprised by the number of familiar products that are made right in their own backyard,” said Eubank, who produced and directed the video. “The businesses featured in ‘Made In Henrico’ make products you might not see face to face, but still impact your life in some way.”

Other Henrico companies produce items such as margarine, dog treats, dry shampoo, snack foods and beer.

“This is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the people and technology responsible for those products,” said Eubank. “The idea for the program was brought to us by Felicia Ainsa at the Henrico EDA [Economic Development Authority]. We’ve delved into manufacturing briefly in a variety of other documentaries, but this is the first one solely focused on the topic.”

“Made in Henrico” takes an in-depth look at four unique manufacturing businesses:

• IR Engraving – maker of texture rolls, plates and embossing machinery;

• Alfa Laval – Sweden-based maker of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling products;

• Design Ready Controls – control panel and wiring product maker;

• Kosmo Machine – milling, turning and machining company.
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Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street

A 54-year-old Kansas man was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Broad Street near Bethlehem Road in the Near West End at about 10:30 p.m., July 19.

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Henrico Police warn citizens to ‘Take it, Lock it or Lose it’


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Police are handing out and posting fliers and putting message boards in neighborhoods to educate residents.

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Glover to be inducted posthumously into Babe Ruth Hall of Fame


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