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07
Aug

posted on 08/07/2020 / 0 Comments

Virginia became the first state in the country to pass a workplace safety standard specific to COVID-19 on July 15.  It includes hazard assessment, communication and training requirements, depending on the types of tasks employees perform at work. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (“DOLI”) passed its Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention related to COVID-19 after months of deliberation and revision.  The standard is expected to become effective on July 27, 2020.  Virginia is a state-plan state for OSHA purposes, so workplace safety rules are handled as part of the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health …

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30
Jul

posted on 07/30/2020 / 0 Comments

We have exciting news to share with you. The Commonwealth is launching a new grant program for small businesses and nonprofits called Rebuild VA. The program will provide grants of up to 3 times the applicant’s average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum award of $10,000. The application will become available on August 10, 2020. These grants are aimed at assisting small businesses and nonprofits that have faced economic distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible entities include those in the following industry sectors: restaurant and beverage service, non-essential retail, exercise and fitness, personal care and personal grooming, …

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15
Apr
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posted on 04/15/2019 / 0 Comments

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Polycap LLC, a Toronto-based manufacturer of specialty caps and closures for a number of vertical markets, will invest $7.7 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in the 76,000-square-foot Russell County shell building in Lebanon. Virginia successfully competed with Ohio and Toronto for the project, which will create 48 new jobs. “We thank Toronto-based Polycap for choosing to locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility and future North American headquarters in the Russell County shell building, which was constructed in 2015 to attract companies seeking an infrastructure-ready facility,” said Governor Northam. “Growing the Southwest Virginia …

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04
Nov
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posted on 11/04/2015 / 0 Comments

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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posted on 07/17/2015 / 0 Comments

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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27
May
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posted on 05/27/2015 / 0 Comments

An official ribbon cutting for the opening of a Holiday Inn Express and Suites was held on May 27, 2015, in Lebanon, Virginia. The project was possible through major funding from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA), the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority and Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission. The content below was adapted from an article by Heather Powers from The Lebanon News, a weekly newspaper in our county. LEBANON, Va. – An official ribbon cutting was held for Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Lebanon, Virginia, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The project was a collaborative effort between many …

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