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For the Record - Shenandoah Valley, August 2012

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Augusta Health, a Fishersville medical center, hired two doctors and a nurse practitioner to staff its hematology/oncology department on a full-time basis. Before it was bought by the University of Virginia Health System, Hematology Oncology Patient Enterprises had provided those services. (News Leader)

Berryville Graphics, an affiliate of Bertelsmann AG, a German media company, will invest $10.6 million to consolidate book printing operations at its manufacturing and headquarters facility in Berryville. The project will create 84 jobs and save 81 more. Virginia competed with Kentucky for the investment. (News release)

CarMax Inc., a retailer of used automobiles, will open its first Shenandoah Valley operation in Harrisonburg next spring. The company purchased the site of the former Dallas Hollar Ford on South Main Street in Harrisonburg for $2.9 million. (Daily News Record)

Dominion Virginia Power has proposed a $70 million project to upgrade 20 miles of power lines between Harrisonburg and northern Rockingham County. The company said line replacement is needed to meet growing capacity needs in the area. (Daily News Record)

Eastern Mennonite University is partnering with Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., to allow students to receive bachelor’s degrees from both institutions, a liberal arts degree from EMU and an engineering degree from Catholic. (Daily News Record)

Federal Mogul plans to close its long-running plant in Winchester next year, a move that could put more than 120 people out of work. The facility manufactures “friction” products for the firm, such as brake materials for motor vehicles. (Northern Virginia Daily)

Patel Hospitality LLC bought the Days Inn Hotel near the campus of James Madison University for $1.48 million. Plans call for renovation of all 89 guest rooms and a new exterior for the four-story facility, which will continue its affiliation with Days Inn. (Daily News Record)

Rockingham County will spend $80,000 on materials to market its technology park. The county approved a deal with The Timmons Group, a Richmond consultancy which drew up a master plan for the 360-acre site off U.S. 11. Timmons recommended the county invest up to $25 million in a phased upgrade of infrastructure to attract small- and medium-size tech companies. Formerly known as the Rockingham Center for Research and Technology, it is now being marketed as Innovation Village at Rockingham. (Daily News Record)


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