(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.