“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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Capital One sponsors ‘Coders Experience’


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Hermitage band member named All-American


The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour will visit Hermitage H.S. Oct. 19 to recognize Truman Chancy as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American. Hermitage High School will honor Chancy before his classmates, bandmates, family and friends at the high school’s band room during band practice, and he will be presented with his honorary All-American Marching Band jacket. > Read more.

Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Oct. 16, 2017


This week, Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is asking for the public to assist the Richmond Police Department in the identification of wayward artists that were using buildings as their canvas.

In the early morning hours of Sept. 14, four people were recorded on security cameras vandalizing multiple properties in the area of the 2500 blocks of West Main Street and Floyd Avenue. The suspects (pictured) were walking north on Robinson Street and spray painting the properties as they meandered along. > Read more.

Slipping through


Hermitage quarterback Jay Carney escapes defenders during the Panthers' 33-0 win against Godwin Friday night. Hermitage is 8-0 and has won its past four games by a combined score of 172-28. > Read more.

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