New CAD Lab Opens at STEM Center

The Gazette Virginian - Members of the Burton family, school officials and students cut the ribbon Thursday morning officially opening the J. E. Burton Construction Company Inc. Pro-Engineering Computer Aided Design (CAD) Lab at the STEM Center.

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IDA Meets with VEDP International Trade Manager

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority met with Ralph Torning, International Trade Manger for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the IDA office.  Ralph discussed benefits such as a comprehensive export assistance to Virginia businesses, one and two year export training programs (AIM and VALET) to help a company become export savvy, free export consultations, export compliance training sessions, and other export support services from the professionals of the International Trade Team at VEDP.

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LASCO Bathware Expands in Halifax County

~ LASCO Bathware to invest $1.7 million to expand manufacturing~

January 23, RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that LASCO Bathware, Inc. will invest $1.7 million to expand in Halifax County. The company, which will expand its manufacturing operation to include an additional line of upscale bathware marketed under their “Aquatic” label, will create 50 jobs and save an existing 280 jobs. Virginia successfully competed with Michigan, Texas and Washington for the project.

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Alton Spring Water Heads To Congress

Grand Springs Natural Spring Water To Provide Bottled Water To House Food Services In D.C.

Alton's Grand Springs Natural Spring Water has been selected as the sole provider of bottled water for the House of Representatives Food Services in Washington, D. C.  The bottled water supplied to the House is contained in compostable bottles made of corn and replaces water that was in petroleum-based bottles.

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HRHS project receives Tobacco Commission grant support

Following Halifax Regional Health System's (HRHS) recent announcement of plans to construct a new medical office building in Houghton Industrial Park, HRHS has announced that grant funding for the project has been approved by the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission through the Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County.

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