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Nov
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posted on 11/29/2018 / 0 Comments

Samuel Pressure Vessel Group is hosting a job fair at their Lebanon facility on Thursday, December 6 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The will be accepting applications for general laborers and welders. For more information, call the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board office at 276-883-4034.  

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14
Nov
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posted on 11/14/2018 / 0 Comments

Bethesda, Maryland – November 13, 2018: TDEC, a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing services has opened a new office for its expanding data entry services in Lebanon, VA, the “Heart of Southwest Virginia,” which also serves as the county seat for Russell County. “We are excited to set up shop in Lebanon,” TDEC President Dennis DuFour commented. “The Southwest Virginia Community College’s Center for Education and Training next door has already proven to be a great feeder for our business.” With one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, TDEC’s location of its new office in Russell County is positive …

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24
Aug
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posted on 08/24/2018 / 0 Comments

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) joined officials from the Virginia Division of Mines, Minerals, and Energy in Lebanon today to announce a $3,199,553 grant to create an industrial site in Russell County adjacent to additional sites being prepared for industrial use. The funding comes from a pilot program to reclaim abandoned mine land Griffith championed. He issued the following statement: “Today’s announcement highlights how reclaiming abandoned mine land can provide a boost to our economy. Over $3 million will be provided to ready a site for industrial use adjacent to additional sites being prepared for industrial use. The project will create jobs …

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25
May
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posted on 05/25/2018 / 0 Comments

U.S. Department of Treasury approved all nominated Virginia Opportunity Zones  RICHMOND—Governor Northam today announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury has officially designated 212 Virginia Qualified Opportunity Zones. Governor Northam submitted 212 nominations in April, which represented the maximum number of zones the Governor was able to nominate under the new federal tax tool that targets low-income census tracts. “I am pleased that all of the 212 nominated Opportunity Zones have been accepted,” said Governor Northam. “We focused on local, regional, and state priorities, as well as Virginia’s diverse geography and economic opportunities, to strategically select a balance of zones that align …

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09
Nov
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posted on 11/09/2017 / 0 Comments

Do you want to turn your love for the outdoors into a business? Attend this free workshop on November 28 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM that will outline the opportunities, best practices, and steps required to launch a successful adventure tourism business. Learn tips from existing business owners and professionals on what it takes to launch a successful business. See all the outdoor recreation Russell County has to offer!

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13
Oct
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posted on 10/13/2017 / 0 Comments

Everyone is invited to the Open House on Friday, November 3rd from 11AM to 2PM for JM Conveyors. 

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27
Jul
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posted on 07/27/2017 / 0 Comments

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that JennChem, LLC, a manufacturer of chemical roof support and sealing products and an affiliate of the JENNMAR family of companies, will invest $5 million to establish a manufacturing operation for heavy duty conveyor systems in Russell County. The conveyor system structures will primarily be used for the mining industry, in addition to the automotive, aviation, construction, electronics, and transportation industries. JENNMAR companies also operate Virginia facilities in Giles County and Tazewell County. Virginia successfully competed against Pennsylvania and West Virginia for the project, which will create 40 new jobs. “Growing the advanced manufacturing industry …

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04
Nov
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The Town of Lebanon, which is the county seat for Russell County (Va.), received state funding during 2015 to begin revitalizing its downtown. The following was adapted from an article published in The Lebanon News, a weekly newspaper in our county. LEBANON, Va. – During a special meeting of the Lebanon Town Council on October 29, 2015, the council voted to proceed with improvements to crosswalks, sidewalks and street lighting in the original section of town. The Town of Lebanon, which is the county seat for Russell County (Va.), received state funding during 2015 to begin revitalizing its downtown. The following was …

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17
Jul
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posted on 07/17/2015 / 0 Comments

  During 2014, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority provided the Industrial Development Authority of Russell County Virginia with a $1.5 million loan to construct a “shell building” in the county’s Cumber-land Plateau Regional Industrial Park. The news account below is about the ribbon-cutting ceremony held the following year for the completed project. The content has been adapted from an article by Heather Powers, published in The Lebanon News. LEBANON, Va. – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe participated in a ribbon cutting on July 17, 2015, celebrating the completed construction on a new shell building, located in the Cumberland Plateau Regional Industrial Park …

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17
Jul
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3B Consulting Services, LLC, a consulting and engineering company that has served Southwest Virginia since 2012, announced at a news conference held July 17, 2015, that it plans to invest $2.5 million to es-tablish its headquarters in Russell County. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and several other dignitar-ies were on hand to celebrate the project’s groundbreaking. To learn more about 3B Consulting, visit www.3bcs.com. The company plans to invest $2.5 million and add 15 new jobs. LEBANON, Va. – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, July 17, 2015, that 3B Consulting Services, LLC, a consulting and engineering service firm involved in environmental and construction …

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