Central Virginia—For The Record

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Aspen Products Inc., a Kansas City, Mo. manufacturer of disposable paper plates, will invest $12 million to open a

paper goods manufacturing facility in Richmond, creating 190 jobs. Virginia competed with Delaware, New York and

Pennsylvania for the project. (News release)

Brink’s Co. plans to spin off its Brink’s Home Security unit as a separate, publicly traded company. The Richmond-

based parent company will continue to operate Brink’s Inc., its transportation and cash management unit. The

spinoff is expected to take place in the fourth quarter. (News release)

CapTech Ventures, a Richmond-based consulting firm, partnered with Campbell Soup Co. on a new intranet site, “my

Campbell,” which was included in the list of top 10 global intranet sites released by Nielsen Norman Group. CapTech

handled architecture, systems integration and technical design. (News release)

Cogdell Spencer Inc., a Charlotte, N.C.-based real estate investment trust, bought the leasehold interest in the

sixth and seventh floors of the North Medical Office Building on the campus of St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond for

$4.5 million. (News release)

DeVita & Associates, a Greenville, S.C. engineering firm, bought Quality Design Consultants of Richmond and formed

DeVita & Associates of Virginia LLC. (News release)

The Financial Times named the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and The College of William &

Mary’s Mason School of Business among the world’s top 100 MBA schools. U.Va. ranked 33rd in the world and 16th in

America; W&M tied for 71st with Boston College, George Washington University and the University of Cape Town in

South Africa, and was 40th in the U.S. (The Associated Press)

Goodman Allen & Filetti PLLC, a Richmond law firm, added five attorneys, including partners Daniel G. Krasnegor and

David E. Boelzner, to form a veterans benefits practice group. The group will focus on representing U.S. veterans

worldwide in claims for disability, education and other benefits before administrative bodies and the courts. (News


Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co., an insurance risk management broker headquartered in Richmond, bought Talty Insurance

Agency Inc. of Colorado, a firm focused on property and casualty and employee benefits. The new operation will move

into a new Greenwood Village, Colo., office in the spring with 80 employees serving the Denver area. (News release)

LeClairRyan has merged with the law firm of Wright Robinson Osthimer & Tatum. Richmond-based LeClairRyan added 50

attorneys and an internationally recognized e-discovery and litigation management practice as a result of the

merger. Wright Robinson had offices in Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Richmond and Washington. (News release)

Richmond-based McGuireWoods LLP and Charlotte-based Helms Mullis & Wicker PLLC have merged to create a law firm

with 900 lawyers and offices in 17 cities. The combined firm will be known as McGuireWoods. Richard Cullen remains

chairman of the firm, and Peter J. Covington of Helms Mullis is vice chairman. (News release)

Media General Inc. has signed an agreement with NARAE Enterprises Inc. of Plano, Texas, to acquire,

an online social shopping portal that offers a wide array of bargain-hunting, posting and comparison opportunities.

Richmond-based Media General expects to complete the transaction in the second quarter. Terms were not disclosed.

(News release)

MercerTrigiani, a new law firm, has been formed by David S. Mercer and Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani. They were former

partners in the Northern Virginia office of Troutman Sanders. The five-member firm will have offices in Richmond

and Alexandria. (News release)

The University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business was ranked 20th in BusinessWeek’s latest list of the

nation’s top undergraduate programs. The school was No. 23 on the 2007 list and No. 25 in 2006.  (News release)

The University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce has begun undergraduate student exchange partnerships with

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s School of Business and Management, and the Guanghua School of

Management at Peking University. The arrangement allows for one-semester student exchanges, beginning this fall,

and opens the way for collaboration on graduate programs and research projects. (News release)


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