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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWe often report stories about manufacturers closing in our area, but here's something we don't see very often: a furniture plant that's not only thriving, it's expanding and hiring more workers. That's exactly what's happening at Sam Moore Furniture...
WDBJ7 ReporterSmokestacks, boarding houses and old namesake clothing. That's all that's remains of the start-up textile industries in Southern Virginia. But one aspect of the industry still lives, the stories from former employees. Friday those stories came to life...
A cabinet manufacturer is bringing 30 new jobs to Henry County. Laminate Technologies (LamTech) announced Monday that it will invest more than $2 million to establish an operation in Henry County. The investment will create at least 30 new jobs....
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture announced Thursday that it's opening a new factory in Galax. The factory is expected to open in March. Vaughan-Bassett is buying the old Webb #1 bedroom plant, which is adjacent to Vaughan-Bassett's main factory on Railroad...
New Jobs are on the way to Galax. Governor McDonnell announced Wednesday morning that Albany Industries will expand its business in Galax. The expansion will create 335 new jobs over a three-year period. Fifty to 75 people will initially be hired. ...
Name: Jim Fisher (with partner Marty Goodman) Age: 53 Hometown: Western suburbs Business: Overstock Furniture Sales Inc., 636 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield Describe what you do/sell/serve: We specialize in high quality home furnishings at tremendous...
Most people have heard about the bout of "Tulipmania" that spread through the Netherlands in the 17th century, but few know about "Pteridomania," or fern madness. In the 19th century, ferns were part of a popular health regimen. People would go into the...
SACRAMENTO — A key state Senate committee has blessed a compromise among bedding manufacturers, environmentalists and local governments about how best to keep about 2 million used mattresses a year from being dumped on California streets or into...
In a move that could affect consumers nationwide, California officials Friday unveiled plans to scrap an obscure 1975 rule that led to the widespread use of toxic flame retardants in upholstered furniture and baby products in American homes. The proposed...
— TheU.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced it will conduct a broad investigation of flame retardants that a Tribune series identified as examples of the government's failure to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. Meanwhile,...
“End of an Era: Past Identity / Future Vision”, an exhibit of photos by Harrison Judd, will be at Artspace Gallery, 480 Main St. in Willimantic, starting with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, until Sunday, Dec. 2. The show&...
The problem facing cigarette manufacturers decades ago involved tragic deaths and bad publicity, but it had nothing to do with cancer. It had to do with house fires. Smoldering cigarettes were sparking fires and killing people. And tobacco executives...
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