For the Record - Southwest Virginia, October 2010

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Carilion Clinic received approval from the Federal Trade Commission to sell the Center for Advanced Imaging to California-based InSight Health Corp. Carilion’s purchase of the center triggered a complaint from the FTC that the deal created a near monopoly for those services in the Roanoke area. (The Roanoke Times)

Citizens Telephone Cooperative of Floyd will build out 186 miles of fiber cable across seven Southwest Virginia counties to upgrade high-speed Internet access in the New River and Roanoke valleys. The project is being underwritten by $9.2 million in federal funds over a three-year period. Another $6.9 million will provide a similar expansion in the Lexington area. (The Roanoke Times)

ITT Corp. received its second contract from the Army for enhanced night vision goggles. The contract, to be filled by ITT’s Roanoke unit, has a potential value of $260 million. (Business Wire)

Trinity Packaging, a New York-based manufacturer of plastic bag products for the food-service sector and industrial uses, announced plans to expand production at its Rocky Mount plant. The multimillion-dollar investment will create 25 jobs and save 75 existing ones. (The Roanoke Times)

Virginia Tech received a five-year $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to put together a multidisciplinary doctoral program that will train researchers to explore opportunities at the intersection of the engineering and biological sciences. (News release)

Volvo Trucks North America said it will recall more than 200 laid-off workers at its Dublin truck plant to meet increased demand for its line of vehicles. The recall will boost employment at the plant about 23 percent. (The Associated Press)


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