Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital in Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in US

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®.

Sentara logoThe INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures them across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Share, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, and Financial Stability. Read more.

Grand Springs expansion adds 20 positions

Grand Springs President and CEO, Robert SmithGrand Springs expanded its bottled water facility in Alton to accommodate the packing requirements of a new customer, and added 20 employees as a result.

According to Grand Springs President and CEO Robert A. Smith, the Alkaline Water Company Inc. DBA Alkaline 88 and Grand Springs entered into a co-packing agreement that expands Alkaline 88’s footprint across the North Eastern United States. Read more.

Distillery shows owner’s whiskey making legacy

James GordonJames Gordon, the owner of Springfield Distillery, comes by his interest in whiskey naturally. “I grew up with memories of my father moonshining,” says Gordon, who opened his Halifax County distillery in August 2016. “My father is one of the first two private individuals in South Africa to get his license for distilling liquor. I get to tap into 25 years of distillery experience.”

Springfield Distillery is expected to create five jobs and get all of its corn and barley from Virginia farmers. Read more.

TMI AutoTech

TMI AutoTechSince landing in Halifax, VA in 2008 it has grown from three people with plans to produce 20 cars (1 model) a year, to 22 people making 70 cars (2 models) a year.

Outgrowing their original 20,000SF facility, TMI has also added machining of precision engineered components for other OEMs, and a composites molding line as part of their move to a larger 60,000SF space in Halifax County. Read more.

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Lindstrand creates world's largest aerostat for Commonwealth Games

commonwealth games aerostatLindstrand creates world's largest aerostat for Commonwealth Games

After months of bad publicity, the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games kicked off in spectacular style. Seen by over 1 billion people, a huge aerostat emerged from the darkness of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium to tumultuous applause and a shower of camera flashes. Read more.

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Lewis Metal Works

Lewis Metal WorksLewis Metal Works grows from a two-person shop to a staff of 32 employees with a 16,000 square foot facility.

Working with its own design or those of an outside architect, Lewis Metal Works engineers and fabricates products for residential, commercial, and industrial consumers throughout Virginia and beyond to clients throughout the USA. Read more.

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ABB reinvests in South Boston, expands transformer facility

ABB reinvests in South Boston, builds transformers for new local business

ABB reinvests in South Boston, expands transformer facility

A member of our community since 1968, ABB recently completed a major expansion of its small power transformer operations. The facility occupies 90,000 square feet and involved a $28.6 million investment from the state of Virginia, the IDA, and ABB. 127 new jobs will bring ABB's total local employment to 600 by the end of the year. Read more.

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