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For the Record - Shenandoah Valley

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American Woodmark put its Berryville manufacturing facility on the market for $2.3 million. The 288,000-square-foot plant was closed last March, along with another in West Virginia, because of the recession. The Berryville closing cost 250 workers their jobs. (The Winchester Star)

Caldwell and Santmyer, a Berryville-based contractor, received a $21.8 million contract from Berryville to build a new wastewater treatment plant. Caldwell was one of 13 firms bidding on the project. (The Winchester Star)

Charles Ricketts Construction, a Winchester-based contractor, merged with D.L. George & Sons, a Waynesboro, Pa., firm that specializes in site work, hauling and metal fabrication. Ricketts made the move because bonding for contracts was difficult to secure for a two-year-old company. Ricketts will operate as a division of DLG, in its Winchester headquarters and with its 30 employees. (The Winchester Star)

RCD Inc. Electrical Services of Purcellville, along with Baltimore-based Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., won the electrical contract for a two-year project to expand Winchester Medical Center. (The Winchester Star)

Valley Lumber & Building Materials of Winchester closed with a loss of 22 jobs after its parent company, Roper Brothers of Petersburg, went into bankruptcy. Roper bought the business in 2005 but could not weather the effects of the recession on the lumber industry. (The Winchester Star)

Winchester filed notice with the SCC of its opposition to the sale of Allegheny Power’s distribution facilities to the Shenandoah Valley and Rappahannock electric cooperatives. The city fears the $330 million deal will leave local rates higher than other parts of Virginia, putting it at a disadvantage in economic development efforts. (The Winchester Star)


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