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Worth Higgins Acquires Stern’s Printing And Engraving

Worth Higgins Acquires Stern’s Printing And Engraving. The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch (6/5, Young) reports that “Henrico County-based commercial printing company Worth Higgins & Associates Inc. has acquired Stern’s Printing and Engraving Co.” The Times-Dispatch adds, “The acquisition is expected to generate an estimated $2 million in annual sales, Worth Higgins said.” The article also states […]

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Largest Municipal Utility Solar Farm to Begin Construction in August

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Largest Municipal Utility Solar Farm to Begin Construction in August ~ Kentuck Solar Project to power more than 900 homes in the City of Danville ~  DANVILLE – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August. The Kentuck […]

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WestRock To Buy Five Manufacturing Plants For $192M.

WestRock To Buy Five Manufacturing Plants For $192M. The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch (5/24, Blackwell) reports that “packaging giant WestRock Co. is buying five manufacturing plants in a $192 million cash and stock deal.” The Times-Dispatch adds, “WestRock, which has administrative offices in both Richmond and Norcross, Ga., said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to […]

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Editorial: Our No. 1 challenge – The Roanoke Times

Editorial: Our No. 1 Challenge – The Roanoke Times Last week, business leaders from around the region gathered for the Roanoke Regional Chamber’s annual business summit. They heard from nearly two dozen speakers. They mostly heard just one message, though: If you want to grow your local economy, the talent level of the work force […]

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Governor Doubles Limit for Brewery Events

Governor Doubles Limit for Brewery Events : RichmondBizSense.com Mike Plantania | May 22, 2017 Just before happy hour on Friday afternoon, Gov. Terry McAuliffe raised a pint and signed a bill to loosen regulations on Virginia’s booze industry. Virginia breweries and wineries now can obtain up to eight ABC-sanctioned banquet licenses in a calendar year, […]

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Brett Vassey column: Trump reverses obstacles to offshore energy development

Brett Vassey column: Trump reverses obstacles to offshore energy development Richmond Times Dispatch | May 14 By Brett Vassey Last year, when the Obama administration removed the entire Atlantic — including waters off Virginia, straight on down through Georgia — from being considered for possible oil and natural gas leasing through 2022, it appeared these […]

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Skilled workforce is biggest challenge for Tri-Cities manufacturing

Skilled workforce is biggest challenge for Tri-Cities manufacturing BRISTOL, Tenn. – The state of local manufacturing was the focus of a town hall meeting at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon. Industry and government leaders from both Tennessee and Virginia weighed in to help shape the future. President and CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers Association Brett […]

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New Technology Adjusts Timeframe For Virginia Plant Investment – Vastly

New Technology Adjusts Timeframe For Virginia Plant Investment. The Washington Post (5/8, Vozzella) reports that the Shandong Tranlin Paper Co.’s plans “to build a $2 billion paper plant that would create 2,000 jobs in the Richmond suburbs,” may be delayed because “a new technology that the company has been testing in China is working so […]

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VA/TN Town Hall Meeting in the News

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The state of local manufacturing was the focus of a town hall meeting at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon. Industry and government leaders from both Tennessee and Virginia weighed in to help shape the future. President and CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers Association Brett Vassey said the area’s strengths are its location […]

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Virginia DEQ To Require Additional Water-Quality Certifications For ACP, MVP.

Virginia DEQ To Require Additional Water-Quality Certifications For ACP, MVP. In continuing coverage, Engineering News-Record (4/12) reports the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will now require the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline “to obtain U.S Army Corps of Engineers water-quality certifications as well as wetland and stream crossing permits.”  Read more >>