Beyond Virginia Calendar: Featured Companies 2010

Bode Technology | Lorton
Bode Technology

Bode Technology serves the law enforcement and identification markets and is unique in providing both state-of-the-art human DNA analysis and innovative DNA collection products. The range of Bode's services include diverse offerings such as high throughput DNA testing services, case work analysis, missing person identification, private CODIS databanking of convicted offenders or arrestees, training, as well as paternity and non-forensic identification. Patented DNA collection systems are in use worldwide for collections of DNA from convicted offenders and arrestees, from crime scenes, as well as from parents and children for genealogy and identification services. Bode Technology's products and services can be found in over 30 countries worldwide.

Aker Wade Power Technologies, LLC | Charlottesville
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Since 2001, Aker Wade has designed, manufactured and supported fast chargers and fleet energy management software. As the leading supplier of fast charging systems for electric vehicles, Aker Wade takes pride in providing customers with attentive service, from the initial consultative analysis through system installation, with goals of helping customers operate their electric vehicle fleets more efficiently, increasing productivity, reducing costs, improving safety, and cutting greenhouse emissions. Customers include cold storage, auto manufacturers, food producers and wholesale applications.

Bauer Compressors Inc. | Norfolk
Bauer Compressors

Bauer Compressors Inc. has manufactured high pressure compressors for over 60 years and has earned a reputation as the world's foremost innovative designer and manufacturer of high pressure compressors and purification systems. As specialists in the markets of high pressure breathing air, industrial air, plastics technology, natural gas and inert gas compression, Bauer Norfolk has experienced continued growth in sales. Bauer Compressors can be found in Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

TMEIC GE | Salem

TMEIC GE, a joint venture between Toshiba, Mitsubishi, and GE, is a global supplier of industrial automation systems, employing variable speed drives and motors, programmable controllers, operators, operator interfaces, and advanced application software. The company's services include designing, installing, commissioning, and servicing industrial control and automation systems for a wide range of inustries. New and upgrade systems are supplied to the metals industry, paper, container cranes, oil & gas industry, cement, mining, water and electric utilities. TMEIC GE's products are installed in 24 countries around the globe.

VSD, LLC | Virginia Beach

VSD, LLC custom designs solutions and services in performance improvement, media services, and software engineering. VSD excels in areas such as e-Learning, consulting and analysis, satellite communication/telecommunications engineering, logistics, and technical services. VSD's software solutions are marketed worldwide. VSD is a leading provider of e-Learning solutions in the defense market and marine industries. Specifically, VSD pioneered ViloID, which was created to serave as an enterprise e-Learning development solution. VSD teams globally with universities using their Vilo software. VSD services are provided in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iraq.

Darco Southern, Inc. | Independence
Darco Southern

Darco Southern, Inc. is an industrial textile manufacturer and fabricator of high temperature gaskets for the petrochemical, aluminum, steel, iron, power generation, pulp and paper, military and boiler sectors. Darco Southern products can be found in over 35 countries around the world.

Potomac Field Gear | Honaker
Potomac Field Gear

In 2006, Potomac Field Gear was the first company to develop and design fire resistant base layer clothing for the U.S. Marine Corps. Today, Potomac Field Gear protective products are used by the U.S. and Allied military services, public safety and commercial customers worldwide. All PFG products are proudly made in the USA.

Peace Frogs, Inc. | Gloucester
Peace Frogs, Inc.

Peace Frogs, founded in 1985, offers a branded line of consumer apparel and accessories. One can't have too much of a good thing and that goes double for Peace Frogs gear. As part of their positively peaceful mindset, a percentage of all sales are donated to help the environment and a number of other great causes locally and across the globe. Now, Peace Frogs is stepping it up even more with a line of certified organic products. Peace Frogs apparel and accessories are available in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom.

Spec Ops, Inc. | Ashland
Spec Ops

Spec Ops, Inc. is an international supplier of pre-positioned and deployable Tactical Operations Centers (TOC), Crisis Management Centers, Communication Systems and interopeorable Command & Control (C2/C4ISR) hardware. Spec Ops, Inc. has successfully designed, manufactured, and installed over 30,000 products including turn-key, independently powered and rapidly deployable C2 systems for military, intelligence, homeland security, civilian and first responder customers. Spec Ops, Inc. is ISO 9001-2000 registered and has integrated systems throughout the U.S. and seven countries internationally.

Dilon Technologies, Inc. | Newport News
Dilon Technologies

Dilon Technologies, Inc. is bringing new medical imaging products to market. Dilon's cornerstone product, the Dilon 6800, is a high-resolution, small field-of-view gamma camera, optimized to perform Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), a molecular breast imaging procedure which images the metabolic activity of breast lesions through radiotracer uptake. More than 100 cameras are in operation around the world. Many leading medical centers around the U.S. and in Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Jamaica, Korea and China have installed Dilon cameras.

Amthor International, Inc. | Gretna
Amthor International, Inc.

Amthor International is the nation's largest and most diverse manufacturer of truck mounted tanks, which includes uses for the vacuum, septic, portable restroom, propane, water, refined fuel, well drilling and construction industries. After opening its doors in 1992, Amthor International has become an industry leader not only in sales, but for quality, delivery and product innovations. The Amthor family ensures that their products exceed the demands of today's consumer. Amthor International's products can be found in Australia, Canada, the Carribean, China, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, South America and Turkey.

UXB International, Inc. | Blacksburg
UXB International, Inc.

UXB International, Inc. provides ordnance and explosive waste services nationally and internationally. As the first private U.S. ordnance and explosive disposal company, UXB maintains a well-earned, highly respected, and internationally recognized reputation for safety and quality. UXB has completed projects in remote and urban areas, under varied climate conditions, and on sites with little or no infrastructure; in culturally, archaeologically, and environmentally sensitive areas; and on Base Realignment and Closure sites, formerly used defense sites, active military installations, and private industry sites. Personnel are highly trained experts - many of them former explosive ordnance disposal and chemical personnel from all military branches. UXB services are used in 23 countries around the world.