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Afton Chemical Corp., a Richmond-based developer of petroleum additives, announced a new line of cold-weather additives to maintain performance of diesel engines under cold weather conditions. (Business Wire)

Dominion Resources Inc., an energy producer headquartered in Richmond, donated $1 million to free health clinics in Virginia and 13 other states to bolster medical services for the uninsured and those who can’t afford to see a doctor. Dominion recently refocused its corporate giving to emphasize basic needs in the areas of food, shelter and health care. (PRNewswire)

Griffin Pipe Products will undertake a 52,700-square-foot addition to its Lynchburg plant to make room for new iron casting machines to produce bigger pipes. The project, which is being undertaken to boost capacity and better position the company for a future economic rebound, will be finished within three years. (Media General News Service)

Manchester Tank, a Franklin, Tenn.-based manufacturer of cylinders used in home-heating systems, closed its Dinwiddie County manufacturing plant, with the loss of 66 jobs. The company cited the drop in demand from the weak economy for its decision. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

NITEK, a Sterling-based technology company, will add 125 jobs to its Albemarle County facility after securing an $8.4 million contract from the Army for ground-penetrating radar systems. The equipment will be used by units deployed in Afghanistan to seek out mines and other buried explosive devices. (Daily Progress)


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