Southwest Virginia—For the Record

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Advance Auto Parts Inc., a Roanoke-based auto parts retailer, reported that the financial information of 56,000 customers has been compromised. The Roanoke-based company discovered that security data for stores in eight states was breached. The compromised data is from purchases made between 2001 and 2004. (The Roanoke Times)

The Covington Paperworkers Union Local 675 won a 465-451 vote over the United Steelworkers International for the right to represent workers at MeadWestavco’s Covington paper mill. The Steelworkers petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a new election, citing 15 allegations of misconduct by the CPU, including harassment and
intimidation. The CPU said it will fight to have the results of the vote upheld. (The Roanoke Times)

The Homestead Preserve’s Old Dairy Community Center was designated a Virginia Green Conference Center by the Department of Environmental Quality. The recognition honors facilities that adhere to practices designed to preserve the environment and natural resources. (News release)

Inorganic Ventures, a manufacturer of custom inorganic chemical blends, will move its operations from New Jersey to Christiansburg. The $3 million investment will create 46 jobs. Virginia competed with New Jersey and Pennsylvania for the project. (News release)

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