For the Record - Shenandoah Valley, September 2010

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Bridgestone Construction, a Rockingham County-based contractor, received a $499,000 contract to build a two-story, seven-bed facility for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board’s mental health crisis stabilization program. (Daily News-Record)

The James Madison University Foundation bought the First Bank and Trust Co. building on South High Street in Harrisonburg for $680,000 as future office space for the university. The foundation will lease the facility to the bank for the next 12 to 18 months. (Daily News-Record)

Polymer Group Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., began a $65 million installation of a custom spunmelt machine at its Waynesboro plant. The project will lead to the creation of 41 jobs. (PRNewswire)

RMH Healthcare announced plans to join Sentara Healthcare, a Norfolk-based network of hospitals. Rising costs and an uncertain future for the health-care market were cited for the move. Rockingham Memorial Hospital will become the first Sentara facility in the Shenandoah Valley. (Daily News-Record)

Shenandoah Personal Communications Co. entered into an agreement with Sprint Nextel to offer Virginia Mobile and Boost prepaid wireless services to its customers. SPC is a subsidiary of Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. in Edinburg. (PRNewswire)

Virginia terminated two contracts worth $56 million for maintenance of Interstate 81 held by Infrastructure Corp. of America, a Tennessee-based company. Almost half of the deal was for work in the Staunton District, covering 11 counties and 241 miles of highway. A history of nonperformance incidents was cited for the termination. (News Leader)

Washington and Lee University received an anonymous gift from a former trustee to acquire and renovate Belfield, a 14-room estate on 2.5 acres of land near the university. The property was formerly home to Frank J. Gilliam, a former dean of students. W&L plans to consult with an architect on the renovation and draw up plans for a suitable use for the grounds. (News Leader)


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