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American Woodmark Corp., a manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinets, plans to close its Berryville plant because of a decline in demand. The plant has 250 employees.  The company also plans to close a Moorefield, W.Va., plant and suspend operations in Tahlequah, Okla. (The Winchester Star)

Hess Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, a Harrisonburg orthopediccare practice established in 1971, expanded its services with a 4,500-square-foot addition, including two 400-square-foot surgical units that will allow arthroscopic procedures outside of a hospital setting. (News release)

The News Leader, a daily newspaper in Staunton, announced plans to outsource its printing operation to the Daily News- Record in Harrisonburg with the loss of eight full-time and 15 part-time positions. Other aspects of the paper, such as news, advertising and circulation, will remain based in Staunton. (The News Leader)

Optisilv LLC, a provider of remote sensing services, won the business plan competition sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship at James Madison University. Optisilv’s software system combines digital aerial photography and light detection technology to perform inventories of timberland to document economic and environmental benefits. Fifty-four companies entered the competition. (The News Leader)

Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. agreed to buy North River Telephone Cooperative in Mount Solon in Augusta County. North River has 1,000 access lines. (News release)

The Staunton Convention & Visitors Bureau ran an advertising campaign in Washington, D.C.’s Metro Center. Billboards throughout the facility touted Staunton with the tagline “Getaway As You Like It.” Metro Center is the most-heavily travelled subway station in D.C. (The News Virginian)

Valley Physician Enterprise of Winchester is providing physicians services to handle paperwork on patients through electronic medical record keeping and IT services. The business services several hospitals in the Valley area, including Winchester Medical Center, Warren Memorial and Page Memorial. (The Winchester Star)


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