For the Record - Central Virginia, December 2012

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The Amherst Health Center has opened in Madison Heights. The clinic, an offshoot of the Johnson Health Center in Lynchburg, will offer a full complement of medical services from immunizations and sick visits to physicals and chronic disease management. The building and its equipment were paid for with a $900,000 New Access Point Grant made available recently by the federal Affordable Care Act. (The News & Advance)

The City of Richmond would pull money from the construction budgets of the new city jail and schools to make a loan of up to $10 million to build a training camp for the Washington Redskins in time for the team to use it next summer, according to proposed legislation. The move, however, will have no impact on the schools or jail projects, city officials say, and the money loaned to the city’s Economic Development Authority, which will be tasked with building and running the facility, will be fully repaid. The shuffling of money for the facility is part of a sponsorship deal involving the city, Bon Secours Richmond Health System and the team.  (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Fiorucci Foods Inc., a specialty meats company based in Chesterfield, has changed its name to Campofrio Food Group America. The name was changed to reflect new ownership. Fiorucci Foods became part of part of the Campofrio Food Group last year. (

The Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy will open in fall 2013, making it the 16th science, technology, engineering and mathematics academy in Virginia.  ( 

Markel Corp., based in Richmond, plans to acquire Essentia Insurance Co. from Minnesota-based OneBeacon Insurance Group LLC. Completion of the deal is expected to occur in January. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (

MeadWestvaco Corp. plans to acquire Ruby Macons Ltd. of India to expand the Richmond company’s presence in the country. Ruby Macons is India’s top producer of corrugated packaging materials, producing 150,000 tons annually with capacity expansion under way. (

Rolls-Royce plans to build a second jet engine components manufacturing plant in Prince George County, creating 140 jobs. The company will build a $136 million, 90,000-square-foot factory, which would produce turbine blades and nozzle guide vanes for Rolls-Royce engines. The new plant will be located alongside Rolls-Royce’s jet engine disc manufacturing facility, which opened in May 2011. (

SNL Financial, based in Charlottesville, acquired Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Metals Economics Group, a provider of global mining industry information and analysis. SNL Financial provides financial information on more than 3,300 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sectors critical to the global economy. (News release) 

Wal-mart opened a 148,368-square-foot store in Powhatan. The store, at 1950 Anderson Highway, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The project brings approximately 300 new jobs to the area, with the average wage for full-time hourly associates at $12.10 per hour. (

WEIGHTPACK Inc., a packaging machinery company that designs and builds lines for filling and capping liquid product containers, will spend $2.6 million to expand its Powhatan County operation, creating 35 new jobs. The company also will move its headquarters operation from Italy to the Powhatan production facility. (

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