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American Office, a Baltimore-based provider of office furniture and equipment, is the new dealer for the Herman Miller line in Central Virginia and Hampton Roads. American replaces Chasen’s Business Interiors of Henrico County which ceased operations in July. American has hired 25 workers and plans to add another 25 over the next few months. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Biotage Inc., a unit of Sweden’s Biotage AB, moved its corporate headquarters from Charlottesville to Charlotte, N.C. Earlier this year the company moved its production facilities from Albemarle County to Wales. The moves are part of a corporate streamlining by the parent company. (The Daily Progress)

Colfax Corp., a Richmond-based provider of fluid-handling technologies, closed its Sanford, N.C., plant and moved production of its Zenith gear pumps to Monroe, N.C., and Columbia, Ky. The move will result in the loss of 68 jobs in Sanford and a savings of about $2.3 million. (PRNewswire)

Cedar Fair Entertainment, parent company of the Kings Dominion entertainment park, will invest $25 million to build the Intimidator 305, the tallest and fastest roller coaster of its type on the East Coast, at the Doswell facility. The ride will feature a 305-foot lift hill and reach speeds of 90 miles per hour. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

The Martin Agency, a Richmond-based marketing and advertising firm, is agency of record for the travel Web site Expedia.com. Martin will handle advertising and digital brand marketing, but not media planning and buying. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)


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