Business Insights & Resources

MidContinent Cabinetry Turns 50

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Dec 1, 2016 9:42:42 AM

One of the many production facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia is turning 50 this year.

MidContinent Cabinetry, part of the Norcraft Companies brands, is one of the longest producing companies in the business. MidContinent was founded in 1966 under the original name of Marshall Millwork Inc, based in Marshall, Minnesota. At the time of their founding, they employed 13 people, and created 3 door styles in a handful of finishes.

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Topics: Lynchburg History

Randolph College celebrates 125th Anniversary

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Apr 22, 2016 11:30:00 AM

1900s view of Main Hall at Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Today, Randolph College attracts liberal arts students from around the world to study in Lynchburg, Virginia. Recently receiving acclaim from Princeton Review for its supportive and accessible faculty, Randolph is a leading Virginian university known for its welcoming, tight-knit community, beautiful grounds, and high-quality instruction. But, what did life look on campus when Randolph-Macon Woman's College first opened its doors on Rivermont Avenue over a century ago? 

To learn more about how the college has grown and adapted over the past 125 years, we spoke with Brenda Edson, Randolph College's Director of College Relations. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Education, Lynchburg History

Local business N.B. Handy celebrates 125 Years

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Apr 20, 2016 8:44:41 AM

On April 1st, 1891, a man named Nathan B. Handy opened the doors to his new business in Lynchburg, Virginia. When N.B. Handy was founded, the company primarily served the roofing market by supplying metals, hardware materials and fabrication equipment. Today, the business now employs 350 people in 13 locations along the East Coast between Baltimore and Atlanta.

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Topics: Development, Business Retention, Entrepreneurship, Talent Development, Lynchburg History