(August 31, 2020)  - Today Advex celebrated the retirement of Tom Pierce after 23 years of loyal, dedicated service.  Tom was our main painter/blaster for a long time and he will certainly be missed.   Good wishes for a great retirement Tom!

(August 31, 2020) - Advex Corporation is a provider of services that are recognized as essential critical infrastructure pursuant to the United States Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and therefore will continue to maintain operations. Based on the announcement from CISA, Advex will maintain daily operations unless specifically directed by Virginia state officials to close. In the event of closure, we will notify all our customers within two business days.


We will continue to assess new developments and comply with all Federal, State and local regulations.  To date, Advex has no employee that has tested positive for COVID-19. The safety of our employees and the needs of our customers are paramount as we strive to support our business community from a safe and healthy operating environment.  We are taking measures in line with OSHA/CDC guidance to disinfect our facility daily.


As of March 30th, we have experienced minimal impacts from our supply chain. Based on our survey of suppliers we anticipate delays mainly caused by small increases in turnaround times within the shipping industry. Advex will notify any customer affected by a COVID-19 related delay prior to the contract delivery date.


Please note that based on current guidance from CDC, Advex is currently not accepting visitors at our facility except for shipping and receiving. Our shipping and receiving area has specific restrictions in place to prevent accidental exposure to our employees. Please contact Kirk Mayer at 757-865-0920 X 127 or Kmayer@advex.net prior to arrival. Advex personnel are available to participate in teleconferences as needed to support our customers.


If you have any questions on this matter please email Denise Topping at Dtopping@Advex.net or call her at 757-865-0920 X 153.

(November 26, 2019) Hampton, VA -  One of Advex’s longest tenured employees, Mike Pendergraft, will retire after 43 years of service. Mike is one of those employees every company hopes to hire – kind, generous, dependable – a good friend to many. Thank you for teaching every employee that worked on the Cooper line the Advex way. We now have a team in that area that can carry on your legacy. Enjoy retirement, Mike – don’t forget to stop by every so often and say hello.

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(May 6, 2019) Hampton, VA - Congresswoman Elaine Luria's Visit to Advex Corporation

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-2) visited Advex Corporation to tour the facility and speak with employees. Congresswoman Luria observed work in the Light Fabrication Department, and was shown the process that goes into completing ventilation assemblies as well as the work we do in Heavy Fabrication associated with coaming manufacture. Representative Luria was shown Advex’s newest machine, a large capacity horizontal boring mill and the completed ventilation assembly storage area which is currently housing over 4,000 parts.  The facility tour also included our Machine Shop, Quality Assurance and Non-Destructive Testing Departments.  

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(October 5, 2018)  Hampton City Schools Maritime Academy ​

Advex was happy to host Hampton City Schools Maritime Academy students in celebration of National Manufacturing Day on October 5th.  Students toured Advex’s facility and witnessed operations that relate to the maritime and manufacturing industry. 

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(October 12, 2017)  Orion Crew Module Weight and Center of Gravity Fixture

Advex completed, tested and delivered the Orion Crew Module Weight and Center of Gravity Fixture for NASA Langley Research Center in support of the Orion Project.

(August 29, 2017)  Congressman Taylor’s Visit to Advex Corporation

Hampton, VA - Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-2) visited Advex Corporation to tour the facility and speak with employees.  The tour centered around Advex’s Heavy and Light Fabrication Departments which specialize in work for Aircraft Carrier Programs.  Congressman Taylor observed work manufacturing watertight doors in the Advex Heavy Fabrication Department.  In the Light Fabrication Department, he was shown the process that goes into completing ventilation systems for Huntington Ingalls- Newport News Shipbuilding in support of new construction on the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) and the overhaul of the USS George Washington (CVN-73).

Despite adverse weather, the group ventured outside to view the completed ventilation parts currently being stored at Advex’s facility.  Congressman Taylor spoke with several employees and was especially interested in how Advex attracted and employed skilled workers.  He briefly mentioned a new program being introduced that would assist skilled workers to pursue vocational trade degrees.  Congressman Taylor also toured the Machining, Quality Assurance and Non-Destructive Testing Departments, including Advex’s newest machine, a large capacity horizontal boring mill

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