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Corporate Responsibility magazine has named Richmond-based Altria Group Inc. and Dominion Resources Inc. to its list of 100 “Best Corporate Citizens.” Altria ranked 35th, while Dominion was 83rd. The rankings took into account a company’s commitment to the environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and financial health. (  

Areva, a France-based provider of energy system solutions, signed a contract providing a more exclusive arrangement to service the four nuclear plants owned by Dominion Resources of Richmond. The company, which has a large presence in Lynchburg, will perform testing, refueling and maintenance operations for the Dominion facilities. (News & Advance)  

Enviva LP, a Richmond-based producer of biomass fuel products, bought a Chesapeake port terminal from Giant Cement Co. to facilitate overseas shipment of wood pellets made at a North Carolina plant. Envira will invest $18 million to upgrade the terminal.  (Richmond Times-Dispatch)   

Richmond-based Health Diagnostic Laboratory is partnering with an Oregon-based biotechnology venture to develop a new test for assessing heart attack and stroke risk. In the joint effort, Gamma Therapeutics Inc. plans to bring to market a risk assay for cardiovascular disease that would help assess illness by providing a new predictive tool. (

J. Crew Group Inc., a national apparel retailer, will expand its Lynchburg distribution center by 100,000 square feet and create 177 jobs.  (News release)

Peak 10 Inc., operator of a Henrico County data center, responded to increased customer demand by doubling the size of its facility to 30,000 square feet.  (Richmond Times-Dispatch) has received a $27 million investment led by August Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. The investment will help SnagAJob, an Henrico County-based online job-search company and software developer, expand its operations, increase its marketing and possibly make acquisitions.  (Richmond Times-Dispatch)   

Xteriors, a manufacturer of engineered concrete systems, headquartered in Hanover, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it reorganizes. Four bankruptcies were filed, covering the company and its three operating divisions. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) 

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