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Comments Off on Mack Trucks Launches Mack® MD Series Medium-Duty Trucks, Invests $13 Million to Establish New Operation   |   General

Mack Trucks Launches Mack® MD Series Medium-Duty Trucks, Invests $13 Million to Establish New Operation

Mack Trucks Launches Mack® MD Series Medium-Duty Trucks, Invests $13 Million to Establish New Operation PRESS RELEASE                                      DATE:  January 30, 2020    ROANOKE VALLEY, Virginia – Mack Trucks today launched the all-new Mack® MD Series of medium-duty trucks, adding to its already robust product lineup to reach new customers and applications. Serial production of the […]

Comments Off on Consumer Group Finds Virginia’s Emissions Have Fallen by 89% Amid Increasing Energy Demand   |   Environmental

Consumer Group Finds Virginia’s Emissions Have Fallen by 89% Amid Increasing Energy Demand

Richmond, VA – Emissions in Virginia have fallen by as much as 89 percent since 1990, even as the Commonwealth’s increasing energy needs have been met with greater oil and natural gas use and new utility infrastructure, a Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) analysis released today finds. The counterintuitive trend demonstrates that it is possible to maintain sound environmental stewardship while […]

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Coronavirus Tips – February 2020

Coronavirus Tips – February 2020 Provided by Admiral Security Systems. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the viruses cause respiratory infections – including the common cold – which are typically mild. Rarer forms such as SARS, MERS and the novel coronavirus causing the 2019-20 Wuhan coronavirus […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Update FLSA’s Joint Employer Regulations

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Update FLSA’s Joint Employer Regulations NEWS RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to update the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). They have not been meaningfully updated in over 60 […]

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Coalition for a Strong Virginia Economy Forms Amid Threats to Virginia’s Prosperity

Coalition for a Strong Virginia Economy Forms Amid Threats to Virginia’s Prosperity PRESS RELEASE                                      DATE:  January 14, 2020                                                                            […]

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Dominion chooses turbine supplier for $7.8B offshore wind farm

Dominion chooses turbine supplier for $7.8B offshore wind farm Spanish engineering firm Siemens Gamesa will supply the 600-foot-tall turbines.   By: Sydney Lake  |  Virginia Business Richmond-based Dominion Energy has selected Spanish renewable energy engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A. as the preferred turbine supplier for its proposed $7.8 billion offshore wind farm off the […]

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State Democrats unveil 2020 legislative agenda

State Democrats unveil 2020 legislative agenda Slate includes Equal Rights Amendment, raising minimum wage, expanding affordable housing By: Sydney Lake |  Virginia Business Gov. Ralph Northam and the leaders of the state legislature’s new Democratic majority unveiled their 11-point ‘Virginia 2020 Plan’ for the General Assembly session that begins Wednesday. House Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn, incoming Senate […]

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DuPont Spruance facility plans $75M expansion in Chesterfield

DuPont Spruance facility plans $75M expansion in Chesterfield Kevlar manufacturing plant will add 60 jobs. By: Kate Andrews  |  Virginia Business Technology-based materials producer DuPont de Nemours Inc. will invest $75 million to expand and modernize its Kevlar manufacturing plant in Chesterfield County over the next several years, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. The DuPont Spruance […]

Comments Off on Virginia General Assembly to convene with Democrats in charge. Expect big changes.   |   Legislative

Virginia General Assembly to convene with Democrats in charge. Expect big changes.

Virginia General Assembly to convene with Democrats in charge. Expect big changes. By: Gregory S. Schneider and Laura Vozzella  |  Virginia Business RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly that convenes here Wednesday will look different from any other in the body’s 401-year history, with diverse Democratic leadership aiming to set a new course after a quarter-century […]

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Bipartisan bill seeks to demonopolize state electric energy market

Bipartisan bill seeks to demonopolize state electric energy market By Sydney Lake  |  Virginia Business State Dels. Mark Keam, D-Fairfax, and Lee Ware, R-Powhatan, held a press conference Tuesday to announce a bipartisan legislative effort to demonopolize Virginia’s electric energy market. The Virginia Energy Reform Act — which does not yet have a bill number —would […]