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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America to invest in new equipment for Augusta Co. plant

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Aug. 14 that Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) will make a multi-million dollar investment in new machinery at its manufacturing operation in Augusta County in the Shenandoah Valley.

First case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) found in a Virginia horse in 2018

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has announced the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse this year. The horse, a Quarter Horse mare from Suffolk, entered the North Carolina State Veterinary school hospital in late July and subsequently died. The disease has an 80 to 90 percent mortality rate.

Virginia to step up traffic patrols in major effort to combat drunk driving

Partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement mobilization, approximately 89 law enforcement agencies—including local and Virginia State Police—will operate 94 checkpoints and 612 saturation patrols Aug. 17-Sept. 3.

NIBCO Inc. to expand its manufacturing operation of wrought copper fittings in Shenandoah Valley

NIBCO, a provider of valves, fittings, and flow control products for commercial, industrial, and institutional construction, as well as residential and irrigation markets, will expand its manufacturing operations, retrain current employees and add 30 new jobs. Its plant has been located in Stuart's Draft for 49 years.

HEALTH ALERT: Protect against mosquito bites

Prince William Health District (PWHD) reminds everyone that mosquitoes can carry diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika. PWHD offers information and suggestions on how to protect yourself and your family from the bite of these pests, and the diseases they carry.

Dominion issues statement about SCC approval of underground power lines in Haymarket

“Last Thursday’s SCC decision to approve the Haymarket transmission project and include it in the underground pilot program, as outlined in the Grid Transformation and Securities Act of 2018, moves us one step closer to meeting the growing energy demands in western Prince William County," said Charles Penn Sr., spokesman for Dominion.

Canadian recycled containerboard firm to set up plant in Hanover County, bringing 140 jobs

Gov. Ralph Northam announced July 26 that Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a Canadian leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and paper tissue products, plan to invest $275 million to establish a lightweight recycled containerboard operation in the former Bear Island Paper Mill in Hanover County. The project will create 140 new jobs.

Virginia’s “lowest unemployment rate in a decade” holds steady, Gov. Northam says

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced today, July 20, that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in June at 3.2 percent, but was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago.

CenterFuse named Outstanding Business of Year at Virginia Main Street Conference

CenterFuse, a co-work space and small business incubator located in Historic Downtown Manassas, took home top honors in the Outstanding Business of the Year category at the recent Virginia Main Street (VMS) Conference in Harrisonburg. CenterFuse is a cooperative/collaborative work space that offers professional services and support to start-up businesses and emerging ventures.

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