Dickie Bell Points to Deficiency in Tech Education After Firm Leaves Staunton

STAUNTON — The planned departure of Staunton biotechnology company Atlantic Research Group is an example of why technical education in the area could be improved, a state legislator said Wednesday at a breakfast for business leaders.

The company, founded in Staunton in 2004, announced this week its intention to move to Charlottesville next year because company officials think it will be easier to find workers with the highly specialized technical skills ARG needs for its contract research.

Del. Richard P. "Dickie" Bell, R-Staunton, was on a panel of lawmakers present or represented who discussed a host of issues for members of the Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce on the eve of the upcoming General Assembly session.

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