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Comments Off on VMA Applauds the Signing of PPE Sales Tax Exemption   |   COVID19, Legislative

VMA Applauds the Signing of PPE Sales Tax Exemption

VMA Applauds the Signing of PPE Sales Tax Exemption RICHMOND, VA – Earlier this week, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law SB1403 and HB2185, establishing a Retail Sales Tax exemption for personal protective equipment. This legislation will help every Virginia business reduce its expenses and protect its workforce. The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) recognizes and […]

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On environmental justice, Democrats split over the best path forward

On environmental justice, Democrats split over the best path forward When the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an air permit last year for a compressor station Dominion Energy wanted to site in the majority-Black community of Union Hill as part of the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the judges admonished state officials that “environmental justice […]

Comments Off on Vaccine eligibility expands to grocery store, manufacturing and food workers in Prince William   |   COVID19

Vaccine eligibility expands to grocery store, manufacturing and food workers in Prince William

Vaccine eligibility expands to grocery store, manufacturing and food workers in Prince William COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has now expanded to more people in Phase 1b tiers, including grocery store, manufacturing and food and agriculture workers. The MAP clinic in Manassas Park will hold a vaccine clinic on Friday starting at 8 a.m., with the health […]

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Belvac Investing $3M In Virginia Expansion

Belvac Investing $3M In Virginia Expansion The company will add up to 50 new jobs as it expands operations at the New London Business and Technology Center in Bedford County, VA. Belvac, a worldwide leader in can forming and printing technologies for the two-piece can industry, will invest more than $3 million and add up […]

Comments Off on Ceres Nanosciences to boost manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 testing reagents with expansion   |   COVID19

Ceres Nanosciences to boost manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 testing reagents with expansion

Ceres Nanosciences to boost manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 testing reagents with expansion Ceres Nanosciences Inc. will expand its operation in Prince William County’s Innovation Park to increase the manufacturing capacity of its Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particles for COVID-19 tests. The project will create up to 50 new jobs in the engineering, advanced manufacturing, and materials sciences fields […]

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Tempur Sealy to invest $16.7M in Scott County manufacturing facility

Tempur Sealy to invest $16.7M in Scott County manufacturing facility Expansion expected to create 25 jobs Bedding product designer, manufacturer and distributor Tempur Sealy International Inc. will invest $16.7 million to expand its Scott County operation, creating 25 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. “Southwest Virginia has been an ideal base of operations for Tempur […]

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1,700 manufacturing workers set to be vaccinated in Lynchburg Saturday

1,700 manufacturing workers set to be vaccinated in Lynchburg Saturday LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Around 1,700 people will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine at Lynchburg’s mass vaccination site Saturday. Vaccinations will start at 9 a.m. Saturday. More than 1,500 doses of the vaccine have already been given out at the site in Candlers Station, but Saturday will be […]

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Texas Energy Crisis a Wake-Up Call for Policymakers | Opinion

Texas Energy Crisis a Wake-Up Call for Policymakers | Opinion DAVID HOLT, PRESIDENT, CONSUMER ENERGY ALLIANCE With the recent sustained blast of Arctic cold, millions of Texans–including me and my family—have witnessed long-term blackouts and freezing cold homes at the most critical time for our energy needs. In recent years, whether California blackouts last summer, […]

Comments Off on Advanced recycling bill goes to governor after ‘Great Polystyrene Compromise of 2021’   |   Environmental, Legislative

Advanced recycling bill goes to governor after ‘Great Polystyrene Compromise of 2021’

Advanced recycling bill goes to governor after ‘Great Polystyrene Compromise of 2021’ Legislation to classify chemical recycling as manufacturing rather than solid waste management is on its way to the governor despite early resistance from the House of Delegates. The hotly contested bill, which supporters say will encourage the repurposing of plastic waste while creating […]

Comments Off on Governor Northam Increases Capacity Limits for Outdoor Sports and Entertainment Venues as COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Infection Rates Continue to Fall, Vaccinations Rise   |   COVID19

Governor Northam Increases Capacity Limits for Outdoor Sports and Entertainment Venues as COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Infection Rates Continue to Fall, Vaccinations Rise

Governor Northam Increases Capacity Limits for Outdoor Sports and Entertainment Venues as COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Infection Rates Continue to Fall, Vaccinations Rise Indoor capacity limits to remain in place, overnight summer camps can open May 1 with mitigation measures RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as COVID-19 hospitalizations and infection rates continue to decline and […]