For the Record - Central Virginia, October 2010
- September 28, 2010
Capital One Financial Corp. of McLean bought the Innsbrook Center I and Center II buildings formerly occupied by Wachovia Securities for $17 million. Capital One plans to expand its call center operations in Henrico County.
DuPont Inc., a manufacturer of chemical and industrial products, will invest $20 million in a plant in Chesterfield County to manufacture components for lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles. The facility will begin operations in early 2011.
The Joint-Use Intelligence Analysis Facility officially opened in Rivanna Station in Albemarle County in August. The 170,000-square-foot, $62 million building eventually will house 800 employees. (Daily Progress)
Liberty University’s School of Law received full accreditation from the American Bar Association. The school has operated for six years, and this was its first attempt at accreditation. (News & Advance)
MeadWestvaco Corp. is selling its global media and entertainment packaging business for $68 million in cash to Connecticut-based Atlas Holdings LLC. The division, which MeadWestvaco bought in 2000, focuses on packaging for DVDs, music and video games. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Richmond loaned the Port of Richmond $1 million to keep the port operational while a search for a new operator is under way. The port is seeking new customers as well, after its largest tenant, Container Line Ltd., moved operations to Wilmington, N.C., and Chester, Pa. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Virginia Tourism Corp. received a Mercury Award for Niche Marketing from the U.S. Travel Association, based on its social media campaign regarding wine travel in the state. (The Associated Press)