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The Augusta Health Foundation gave $125,000 in grants to 13 local agencies. Among those receiving funds were the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Special Olympics and Valley Hope Counseling Center. (News Leader)

Bowman Andros Products LLC has received a rezoning and special-use permit from the Mount Jackson Town Council for an expansion that will increase its capacity to make a new applesauce product and add about 50 employees. Terry Stoehr, the chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Bowman Andros, said the company is planning a 27,000-square-foot expansion of its applesauce plant. The cost of construction is pegged at $1.1 million. (Northern Virginia Daily)

Cadence, a Staunton-based manufacturer of medical devices and surgical equipment, hired 20 people as part of a major expansion announced earlier in the year. The expansion, which entails a $2.5 million, 25,000-square-foot plant addition and $12.5 million in new equipment, eventually will create a total of 65 jobs. (News Leader)

Fisher Auto Parts, a Staunton-based retailer of car parts, bought McLaughlin Automotive Stores of Rhode Island. McLaughlin has eight stores and a warehouse facility. Fisher has been ranked the seventh largest automotive parts chain in the country. (The News Virginian)

The Staunton Department of Economic Development received an award of excellence from the International Economic Development Council for its 12-page booklet promoting the Staunton area’s economic development potential and quality of life. (News release)

Trex Co., a Winchester-based manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, entered into a licensing agreement with Backyard America, based in Manassas, to develop and market pergola kits. (Business Wire)


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