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Company cited for chemical spill that killed 40,000 fish in Tinker Creek

Company cited for chemical spill that killed 40,000 fish in Tinker Creek The Roanoke Times One year after more than 40,000 fish turned up dead in Tinker Creek, the company responsible for a chemical spill has reached a partial settlement with state regulators. Crop Production Services will pay $86,564 in penalties and reimbursements to the […]

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Thirteen Virginia organizations have been named to Forbes’ “Best Employers for Women” List

Thirteen Virginia organizations have been named to Forbes’ ‘Best Employers for Women’ list Virginia Business | August 2, 20148 Thirteen Virginia organizations have been named to Forbes’ “Best Employers for Women.” Forbes partnered with the market research company Statista to develop its first national list of 300 companies that are supporting women employees by providing […]

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Press Glass To Invest $43M In Virginia Facility, Will Add 212 Jobs.

Press Glass To Invest $43M In Virginia Facility, Will Add 212 Jobs. WDBJ-TV Roanoke, VA (7/30, Stuart) reports that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Monday that “Press Glass, an independent flat glass processing operation in Europe, will invest $43.55 million to establish a 280,000-square-foot manufacturing operation in Henry County,” Virginia. The project “will create […]

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Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey

Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey The Richmond Federal Reserve Bank reported that manufacturing activity continued to expand at a solid pace in July, albeit at a marginally slower rate than in June. The composite index for general business assessment edged down from 21 in June to 20 in July. Despite the slight drop, the underlying data […]

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Canadian company to invest $275 million, create 140 jobs, at Bear Island paper plant in Hanover

Canadian company to invest $275 million, create 140 jobs, at Bear Island paper plant in Hanover The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch (7/26, Blackwell) reports that Cascades Inc., “a Canadian paper company plans to invest $275 million to open a recycled containerboard operation in the idled Bear Island Paper Mill in Hanover County, creating 140 jobs.” The […]

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Trump, E.U. announce deal to avert escalation of trade tensions

Trump, E.U. announce deal to avert escalation of trade tensions The Washington Post | July 25, 2018 |By Damian Paletta and Jeanne Whalen  The United States and the European Union stepped back from the brink of an escalating trade war Wednesday, with the unexpected announcement of a process to ease tensions and avoid further tariffs. […]

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On-the-job fatalities in Virginia increasing, U.S. data shows

On-the-job fatalities in Virginia increasing, U.S. data shows Jul 13, 2018  | By Robert McCabe  | The Virginian-Pilot Work rarely turns fatal, but some occupations call for extra vigilance. Virginia lost 153 workers on the job in 2016, up 44 percent from 106 the year before. Among them were 52 people engaged in natural resources, construction […]

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Cascades Inc. To Invest $275M To Open Pulp Production Facility in Virginia

Cascades Inc. To Invest $275M To Open Pulp Production Facility in Virginia By Jim Ridolphi for The Mechanicsville Local | Jul 11, 2018 The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch (7/11, Ridolphi) reports that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced that “Cascades Inc. of Canada announced plans this week to invest $275 million to open the first pulp production […]

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resigns, Deputy Andrew Wheeler To Become Acting Administrator.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resigns, Deputy Andrew Wheeler To Become Acting Administrator. Fox News (7/5) reports that President Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that “Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.” The President tweeted, “Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him […]

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Awaiting The Next Trade Move

Awaiting The Next Trade Move Whipsawed by conflicting signals from D.C., Virginia companies prepare for an uncertain future June 29, 2018 | Virginia Business Brett Vassey, president of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, says none of his member companies are panicked by the conflicting signals President Trump has sent as he tries to renegotiate a number […]