Chesapeake’s INIT Receives Awarded in Florida

Florida Regional Revenue Collection and Inter-Jurisdictional Revenue Mobility Project awarded to INIT

Chesapeake, VA March 1, 2016 Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), the lead procuring agency of the local Regional Working Group (RWG) in Tampa, Florida, has awarded INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. the contract for a region-wide electronic fare management system.  The RWG consists of eight (8) county transit agencies from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus, Hernando, Manatee, Pasco, Polk, and Sarasota. Additional project partners include the TBARTA and FDOT who have come together to procure the state-of-the–art e-fare system.

The contract between INIT and the RWG will involve the deployment of an integrated fare system using account-based smart cards and mobile ticketing. INIT’s passenger terminals, PROXmobil3, will be installed on more than 600 buses for the validation of the new fare media.

“The Regional Working Group is excited to bring this innovative system to our riders,“ said Jeff Seward, HART CFO.  “It will move our region into the future of transit fare collection and allow our riders an unparalleled, flexible rider experience.  The project will provide great value to our region, improve on time performance, and reduce costs.”

INIT will also supply a back-end clearing and processing system (MOBILEvario) to facilitate the management of the RWG’s individual customer accounts, setting of fare rules, revenue processing and statistical evaluation reporting. MOBLEvario will benefit the RWG by allowing them to provide a seamless fare structure across eight counties while ensuring the secure administration of each agency’s data.

Also included in the project are Interactive voice response (IVR) applications and new enhanced web portals to allow customers to check their balances, register their cards and load values, as well as manage mobile payment applications using their smartphones.

Once completed, this regional fare system will be a major shift on how the RWG provides fare options for their riders. The RWG’s partnership with INIT will allow them to provide passengers with a more convenient payment experience and attract new riders who will be able to travel across a wider service area covering approximately 4,100 square miles.

 

Contact:

Ann Derby, CTSM

Director of Marketing & Events

Phone: (757) 413-9100 x317 Cell: (757) 328-4305 www.initusa.com<http://www.initusa.com/> | LinkedIn<http://www.linkedin.com/company/init-innovations-in-transportation-inc.> | Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/getINIT>

 

INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc.

1420 Kristina Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Toll free: (877) GO2-INIT   Fax: (757) 413-5019

 

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DRS Technologies Expands in Chesapeake

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DRS Technologies
825 Greenbrier Circle, Suite M
(757) 819-0700

DRS Technologies expands in Chesapeake, VA.

DRS Technologies, headquartered in Arlington VA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, an $18 billion provider of aircraft, radars, weapons, and defense and border security systems worldwide.

Recognized as one of the fastest growing defense technology companies in the world, DRS holds leading market positions in shipboard air and surface radars, combat display workstations, electronic sensor systems, power systems, rugged computer systems, software, training systems, environmental control systems, telecommunication systems, and integrated logistics and support services. DRS employs approximately 10,500 people worldwide and has annual revenues of over $3.30 billion dollars.

DRS Maritime Systems & Services (MSS), located in Johnstown, PA, Largo FL, Germantown, MD and Chesapeake, VA, has 489 employees that have provided engineering, technical, manufacturing, depot, field service, logistic, administrative and program management support to domestic and foreign military agencies for over 30 years. This Chesapeake facility has 40 employees, with the expansion of 7,000 sq ft for depot operations we anticipate growth of 25% in the next year.

The Johnstown, PA and Largo, FL locations are state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, this Chesapeake location is our logistics and field support center, and our engineering and design house is in Germantown, MD. Our primary business areas are U.S. Navy combat systems, tactical computers, peripherals, display consoles, sonar and radar.

DRS is driven by our Quality Policy that is committed to providing leading edge products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide, while increasing customer satisfaction through continual improvement of its products, services and the Quality Management Systems.

DRS MSS and its predecessors have provided engineering, technical, field service, logistic, program management and administrative support to domestic and foreign military agencies for almost 40 years. Our primary business areas are U.S. Navy combat systems, tactical computers, peripherals, display consoles, sonars and radars. For over fifteen years, DRS has provided production, engineering, field service, technical, logistic, administrative and program management services to Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) Dam Neck for the Ships Self Defense System (SSDS) MK 2, AN-SPA25 Radar repeater, and other combat system components.

DRS MSS envisions the Chesapeake facility to further mature and expand to the Sustainment Center of Excellence supporting DRS systems. Leveraging this talent and knowldege pool gains efficiencies for DRS as well as our government and industry partners. While partially driven by the need to move activites not associated with heavy manufacturing out of our plants to make room for increased production, Chespeake brings over 25 years of experience base to this key fleet enabler and the geographic proximity to the fleet to meet Navy customer needs. Chesapeake retains the capability for engineering prototypes and low rate production.

SMA Donates $38,000 to local foodbank

 

 Sumitomo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
William Clark, Webmaster/Graphic Designer
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America
Telephone: +1 (757) 485-3355 ext. 8612
Fax: +1 (757) 487-3193
wtclark@suminet.com

 

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) Donates $38,000 to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

 

Founded in 1981, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore ensures that our communities’ members receive healthy meals. The Foodbank serves over 19 million meals to 390,000 individuals on an annual basis throughout the Coastal Virginia area. They serve the most vulnerable members of our community—the elderly, the disabled, and underprivileged families.

This initiative is at the core of SMA’s values—to work as a team. Our employees understand individuals and families across our communities need assistance, and we could not be more proud to be an annual donor and Epicurean partner of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.

At our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, SMA presented the Foodbank with a check of $38,000, through efforts made by employees and executives throughout 2015. This contribution enables hundreds of community members to be fed throughout the fall and winter months.

Please visit www.sumitomodrive.com to view the latest SMA news and initiatives by clicking the “About Us” tab. If you have any questions about our contributions or involvements, please email Diane Newell at dnewell@suminet.com.

Sumitomo donation

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Chesapeake Kicks Off National Manufacturing Day with a Scholarship Challenge and Month-Long Events Throughout the City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information:
Steven Wright/Von Gilbreath
Chesapeake Dept. of Economic Development
757-382-8040 (phone)

Chesapeake Kicks Off National Manufacturing Day with a Scholarship Challenge and Month-Long Events Throughout the City

Chesapeake, VA – In celebration of National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, 2014, the City of Chesapeake, Department of Economic Development and its industry partners will host a series of month-long events to include a Scholarship Challenge, Plant Tours, Military2Manufacturing Roundtable Discussion and a Proclamation reading.

Now in its third year, National Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. “This is the first time Chesapeake will celebrate National Manufacturing Day but it won’t be the last,” said Steven Wright, Director, Chesapeake Economic Development. “Chesapeake’s 40 plus manufacturers have generated over $306 million in new business investment and 1,100 new jobs in the last 10 years. We intend to leverage all of our resources to grow this important industry sector.”

In August, the City’s Economic Development Department partnered with Tidewater Community College (TCC) to host an Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Summit to address 21st century workplace readiness skills. Nearly 30 Chesapeake manufacturing representatives participated in this discussion with TCC educational staff and City leaders.

Four key initiatives were identified at the Summit: 1) Public’s Image of Manufacturing, 2) Aligning Manufacturing Training Needs with Educational Partners, 3) Attracting the Military/Veteran Workforce, and 4) Attracting the Emerging/Youth Workforce.

Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Donates $1,000 to Manufacturing Scholarship Challenge

401 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA

23320Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – 3:00 p.m.

On the workforce front, Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America kicks off a Scholarship Challenge with a $1,000 donation and an invitation to other Chesapeake manufacturers to join them on the quest to provide educational assistance to individuals pursuing manufacturing careers. Participating companies will serve on a Scholarship Committee which will decide upon applicant criteria, deadlines, educational partners, recipients, etc.

Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) Meeting and Plant Tour

Sumitomo Drive Technologies, 4200 Holland Blvd, Chesapeake 23323

Friday, October 10th – 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Business leaders and City officials will have an opportunity to learn firsthand why manufacturing is important to Chesapeake and the nation’s economy. Sumitomo Drive Technologies will provide insight on the company’s three-year journey to transition their 250,000 sq. ft. facility from assembly/distribution to assembly/manufacturing operation. Remarks will be given by Sumitomo’s leadership and Steven Wright, Director of Chesapeake Economic Development Department. Plant Tours will be given immediately following morning program.

City Council Meeting – National Manufacturing Month Proclamation

Chesapeake City Hall, 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake 23322

Tuesday, October 14th – 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.

The Chesapeake City Council will formally proclaim the month of October 2014 as “National Manufacturing Month” in Chesapeake. Chesapeake manufacturers will be present to accept the Proclamation and give remarks.

Flow Serve Hosts Military2Manufacturing Roundtable Luncheon and Plant Tour

3900 Cook Blvd, Chesapeake 23323

Friday, October 24, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Chesapeake manufacturers will have an opportunity to hear from Tidewater Community College’s Center for Military and Veterans Education and other Hampton Roads military partners on ways to attract exiting/transitioning military and military spouses to manufacturing careers. A Plant Tour of Flow Serve will be given after the discussion.

Dedication Ceremony – Tidewater Community College’s Precision Machining Lab

1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322 – Marian P. Whitehurst Building

Friday, October 31, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Tidewater Community College’s Precision Machining Lab, located on the Chesapeake Campus, prepares students for work in advanced manufacturing on “smart” machines. The lab includes computer numerical control mills and lathes along with numerous manual machine tools.

Manufacturing (MFG) Day 2014 event co-producers are as follows: National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturing Institute, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International. The Chesapeake Economic Development Department is registered as an Endorser of MFG Day 2014.

For more information about National Manufacturing Day, visit www.mfgday.com. To learn more about local manufacturing events in Chesapeake, please call 757-382-8040 or email research@chesapeakeva.biz.

 

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