FOR THE RECORD - Central Virginia, August 2010

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Aleris International Inc., an aluminum products company, will resume limited operations at its idled Chesterfield County plant in September with about 50 employees. The company shut down most operations at the plant in 2008 because of the downturn in the North American construction market. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

The Altavista Chamber of Commerce partnered with ChamberSolutions to develop a drug discount card program for area residents, providing access to better medication prices and discounts. HealthTrans will manage the program. (The News & Advance)

Children’s Hospital of Richmond has become part of the VCU Health System, giving the health system additional presence in the Richmond area and beyond while providing a boost to VCU’s pediatric research, patient care and training missions. The arrangement brings into the VCU fold the hospital in North Richmond and children’s outpatient therapy centers in Fredericksburg, western Henrico County, Petersburg and Chesterfield County. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Dominion Virginia Power will close its 63-megawatt coal-fired power station in Altavista with the loss of 23 jobs. The Campbell County plant is not cost-competitive with natural gas facilities. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

The King Agency, a Richmond-based advertising firm, received a contract to develop marketing material for ongoing branding efforts from Xerox Corp. (News release)

KLMK Group LLC, a provider of advisory services to health-care companies, received a contract for programming and management services at an 80-bed hospital in St. Lucie, Fla., from Martin Memorial Health System. (News release)

Richmond hired three consulting firms, Barrett Sports Group LLC, Populous and Weston Sports & Entertainment to conduct a market and financial analysis of the Richmond Coliseum and its future prospects. The report is due in the fall. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Virginia joined a coalition of nine other states, plus the federal government, to create a consortium to promote development of wind power resources off the Atlantic Coast. The federal government also announced a Virginia-based office to coordinate efforts to develop renewable energy resources off the coast, including solar and wind. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)


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