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Comments Off on Governor Northam Announces World’s Largest Flooring Manufacturer to Expand Operation in Carroll County   |   Workforce Development

Governor Northam Announces World’s Largest Flooring Manufacturer to Expand Operation in Carroll County

Governor Northam Announces World’s Largest Flooring Manufacturer to Expand Operation in Carroll County Mohawk Industries to create 35 new jobs, invest $22.5 million to modernize production facility RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK), the leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial flooring products, will invest $22.5 million to expand its operation […]

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CameraMatics raises $5m (€4m) in Series A funding round.

CameraMatics raises $5m (€4m) in Series A funding round Leading IoT Fleet and vehicle safety technology specialist CameraMatics has successfully raised in excess of $5 million (€4 million) in a Series A investment round from a stellar consortium of investors led by Puma Private Equity, along with existing investors Sure Valley Ventures and Enterprise Ireland. […]

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Navarro Takes Oath of Office; Becomes 37th SCC Commissioner

Navarro Takes Oath of Office; Becomes 37th SCC Commissioner RICHMOND – Angela L. Navarro was sworn in today as the 37th commissioner of the State Corporation Commission (SCC). Navarro was appointed by Governor Ralph S. Northam to complete the unexpired term of Mark C. Christie who became a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission […]

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Virginia Officials Hear Debate Over Stricter Labor Rules

Virginia Officials Hear Debate Over Stricter Labor Rules RICHMOND, Va. (CN) — A battle between labor and industry groups played out before a Virginia regulatory board on Tuesday morning as the state’s emergency, coronavirus-driven workplace regulations near their expiration. Industry groups like the Virginia Manufacturers Association have decried the temporary emergency standards, developed by the […]

Comments Off on McGuire Woods – Employer Vaccination Programs and New EEOC COVID-19 Guidance   |   COVID19

McGuire Woods – Employer Vaccination Programs and New EEOC COVID-19 Guidance

Employer Vaccination Programs and New EEOC COVID-19 Guidance On Dec. 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its COVID-19 guidance, offering additional instruction as to whether and when an employer can require its employees to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine. This guidance comes days after the Food and Drug Administration approved the distribution of […]

Comments Off on Does a $9 Billion Carbon Tax Get Your Attention?   |   Environmental, Legislative

Does a $9 Billion Carbon Tax Get Your Attention?

Does a $9 Billion Carbon Tax Get Your Attention? by Stephen D. Haner The 2021 General Assembly is now six weeks away, with the holidays in between. We know no more about the coming Northam Administration proposal to impose a carbon tax and rationing scheme on our motor fuels than we did months ago. Keeping […]

Comments Off on FCCI declares first-ever dividend for manufacturers   |   General, Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

FCCI declares first-ever dividend for manufacturers

FCCI declares first-ever dividend for manufacturers FCCI Insurance Group’s ‘Manufacturers Premier’ and ‘Brewers Premier’ programs yield returns for VMA and Virginia Craft Brewers Guild members RICHMOND, Va. (December 1, 2020) – For the first time, FCCI Insurance Group is pleased to report that it has paid a dividend to members of the Virginia Manufacturers Association […]

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FDA authorizes sale of Altria’s IQOS 3 device

FDA authorizes sale of Altria’s IQOS 3 device System heats tobacco instead of burning it The third generation of Altria Group Inc.’s IQOS tobacco heating system device has been authorized for sale in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Henrico County-based company announced Monday. After receiving an application from Philip […]

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Volvo electric trucks to be produced at NRV plant in early 2021

Volvo electric trucks to be produced at NRV plant in early 2021 Heavy-duty VNR truck produces no tailpipe emissions Volvo Trucks North America’s plant in Pulaski County will manufacture its new battery-powered VNR Electric truck model starting early next year, the company announced Thursday. The largest Volvo truck plant in the world, the Dublin facility […]

Comments Off on General Assembly Republicans will limit 2021 Session to 30 days mandated by Constitution   |   Legislative

General Assembly Republicans will limit 2021 Session to 30 days mandated by Constitution

General Assembly Republicans will limit 2021 Session to 30 days mandated by Constitution Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) today announced they will oppose extending the 2021 General Assembly session beyond the 30 days mandated by the Constitution of Virginia. As Article IV, Section […]