Author: LynchburgBusiness

Made in Lynchburg Aug/Sept 2015

Capps Shoe Company U.S. Made Shoes Since 1997, Capps has been manufacturing footwear for every division of the U.S. Military. The company, which has earned the highest quality and service rating given to shoe manufacturers by the Defense Logistical Agency, makes 2,300 pairs daily at their factory in Gretna, Va. They are currently the largest dress shoe manufacturer for the U.S. Department of Defense supplying both men’s and women’s footwear and were recently added to the list of the top 500 Federal contractors in the United States. (434) 528-3213. uniform.usmadeshoes.com Let Us Know! This department highlights local products and...

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Around Town June/July 2015

The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual “Back to Business Basics” dinner on March 26. Hosted at the Boonsboro Country Club, the chamber recognized several winners in a number of categories. In Agribusiness, the Bedford Area Family YMCA Farmer’s Market won; for Nonprofit Organization, the National D-Day Memorial won; Small Business of the Year was Town Kitchen & Provisions; and Large Business of the Year was Fostek Corporation. The citizen of the year, recognized for her volunteerism and community activism, was Evelyn Johnson. Coach Rebecca received the Founding Fathers Award for Volunteer...

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Made in Lynchburg June/July 2015

This department highlights local products and manufacturing throughout the Region 2000 Partnership Robot #5279 In partnership with the US FIRST Robotics program, engineers at New London Technology, Inc. (NLT) work closely with local students from Altavista and Chatham high schools to design and construct robots. Under NLT’s guidance, the Altavista student team built Robot #5279 and placed in the top 20 finalists at this year’s state competition in Richmond. The robot is able to lift upwards of 3 large bins and move them from one location to another through a computer guidance system. To see the robot in action,...

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