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Canon Virginia Inc. opened its new 700,000-square-foot facility in Newport News for the manufacture of laser printer cartridges. Canon’s investment in Hampton Roads, in excess of $640 million, is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs. The facility will employ Canon’s high-speed automated technology for cartridge production. (Business Wire)

Clark Nexsen, a Norfolk engineering firm, was named one of the nation’s top 500 design firms by Engineering News-Record Magazine. The firm ranked 182nd out of 500, compared with 277th in last year’s survey. (News release)

Continental AG, hit by the downturn in the auto industry, temporarily laid off 87 of roughly 300 workers at its Newport News plant. Since January 2008 the company has laid off 207 employees from the facility. One of Continental’s major customers was Chrysler LLC. (Daily Press)

The Jefferson Lab in Newport News received an excellence in technology transfer award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium. After developing a camera for improved detection of breast cancer, the lab licensed the technology to Dilon Technologies Inc., of Newport News, which is now producing the Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera. (Daily Press)

Northrop Grumman Newport News received an additional $77.3 million from the Navy for research and development toward construction of the second nuclear aircraft carrier in the new Gerald R. Ford class. This comes on top of $373.5 million awarded in January. (Daily Press)

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