CCAM Finalist for RichTech Community Catalyst Award


RICHMOND, VA., April 18, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has been selected as a finalist for RichTech’s 17th Annual Technology Stars Awards Gala in the Community Catalyst category. Every year RichTech, the Greater Richmond Technology Council, recognizes outstanding individuals, corporate and community leaders, entrepreneurs and pioneers in the Greater Richmond region.

On April 28th CCAM was among 28 finalists in 6 categories recognized at a reception at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on May 9th at the Richmond Marriott.

About the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
CCAM is a research-based collaboration between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and manufacturing companies worldwide. Manufacturers join CCAM as members and guide research leveraging both university faculty and CCAM scientists in two focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. CCAM is building a 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Va., adjacent to Rolls-Royce’s jet engine components plant. For more information, visit

About RichTech
RichTech, the Greater Richmond Technology Council, serves to promote the region as a technology center and provides a vehicle for addressing the needs of Central Virginia’s dynamic technology community. Members represent a combination of several key technology based industries including: information technology, biotechnology, telecommunications, high-performance manufacturing and others. For more information, visit

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