Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel Groundbreaking

The Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel broke ground on its new hotel Thursday, April 24, 2008 in Halifax County, Virginia. The hotel will be located on Highway 58 (Bill Tuck Highway) between Highway US 360 and 501 beside Slagle’s Fire Equipment & Supply Company, Inc. The hotel will accommodate 86 rooms, a conference room, an outdoor patio, and an indoor pool. The hotel will create 22-25 new jobs.

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AVID LLC to Locate Regional Office in Riverstone Tech. Park

AVID LLC announced today that the company would locate a regional office in the Riverstone Technology Building in Riverstone Technology Park. AVID LLC specializes in aircraft design consulting and creation and dissemination and maintenance of open-source aircraft analysis and design software. AVID provides design and software support for U.S. Government agencies and aerospace companies – both military and commercial sectors.

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Grand Opening of Gloster Furniture, Inc.

Gloster Furniture, Inc will hold a Grand Opening of its new facility at 1075 Fulp Industrial Road in South Boston, VA on Monday, March 31, 2008 at 4:30pm-5:30pm. The building (the former O’Sullivan Industries building) is 670,000 square feet located in the Halifax County Industrial Park. The move enabled Gloster to consolidate its sales, customer support and distribution operations under one roof.

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Petty Enterprises Donates Cars to VIPER

The Virginia Institute for Performance and Engineering Research (VIPER) was the recipient of two retired No. 43 Nextel Cup race cars from Petty Enterprises for research tools. The cars were donated by Richard Petty and son Kyle to VIPER for use by mechanical engineering graduate students pursuing degrees at VIPER. The facility is located at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Halifax County, VA.

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Halifax County re-designated as VA Enterprise Zone Community

Governor Kaine has approved Halifax County’s application for re-designation as a Virginia Enterprise Zone community. Qualifying entities located within the defined boundaries of the Halifax County Enterprise Zone are eligible to receive state-based grants in return for investments in real property and for job creation. In addition, there are a series of local incentives available from the County of Halifax and the Town of South Boston.

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TMI AutoTech, Inc. to Locate at VIR

TMI AutoTech, Inc. announced today that it would locate its operations in the Raceplex development at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in Halifax County, Virginia. TMI AutoTech, a US subsidiary of Trak Motorsports, Inc. of King City Ontario, has recently received an exclusive North American license from Ariel Motor Company, UK to establish a facility in the US to conduct manufacturing, final assembly, testing, sales, service, parts and customer service for the latest generation of the Ariel Atom motorcar, to be called the Ariel Atom 3.

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Motorsports Boarding School in North America Formed

Strategic partnership with Virginia International Raceway and Carlisle School to improve education for drivers and engineers of tomorrow

Axton, VA (Feb. 8, 2008) -- VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) and Carlisle School formally announce the formation of The Academy of Motorsports.

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Halifax County Businesses: America Needs Your Numbers

There’s an important count underway. It’s the Economic Census, taken every five years, and now under way for 2007.

The Economic Census is a tally of businesses — and it’s important, just like the nation’s population census taken in 2000. The Economic Census produces a portrait of business activities in industries and communities all across our nation.

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