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2013-06-28 08:20:42

The "Fire Up 611!" Study researched the mechanical and business operations of excursion service and determines the all-American icon can return to the rails ROANOKE, Va., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virginia Museum of Transportation announced today its intention to return the iconic Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Locomotive to excursion service if her supporters will fund the project. "We are pleased to say that we can Fire Up 611! But the time is now and it will...

2013-04-03 12:29:26

GLOBALLY AND EXCLUSIVELY ROANOKE, Va., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- High Performance Optics, "HPO" of Roanoke, Virginia, www.HPOusa.com a company focused on human retinal protection from blue light, announced today that it has exclusively licensed Essilor www.Essilor.com globally with its technology, intellectual property, trade secrets, and know how regarding the selective blue light filtering of spectacle lenses. Essilor, headquartered in Paris, France is the world's...

2012-12-18 16:27:20

ROANOKE, Va., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC(®)") today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 results on Thursday, December 20, 2012. The fourth quarter and full year results are for the three-month and twelve-month periods ended October 31, 2012. The Company will also host a conference call on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals wishing to participate in the...

2012-11-27 12:23:53

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Coal Corporation announces massive call backs and hiring of miners in Southwest Virginia, Southern West Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky. The company has worked over the last month with several customers to secure coal orders to be able to save jobs as well as reopen mines closed earlier this year. Southern Coal has entered into a multi year agreement with one of the nation's largest utility providers, American Electric Power. Jim and...

2012-10-04 06:21:59

ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be showing the National Geographic film America's Wild Spaces: The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) at the Grandin Theatre, located at 1310 Grandin Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:00p.m. as part of their 2012 membership drive. This limited engagement is in celebration of the 75(th) Anniversary of the completion of the A.T. (Logo:...

2012-08-28 06:23:56

ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium(®) Inc., the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and services, today announced the release of version 3.5 of its innovative APM software. Meridium worked with selected global clients to fulfill their vision for a comprehensive approach to asset health that lowers risk, improves compliance and increases uptime across the enterprise. "Apache's global portfolio requires the capacity to operate on a large scale in...

2012-08-23 10:22:01

ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Asset Answers, the online system for quick asset-performance comparisons with peer organizations, released version 1.0 of its innovative, hosted benchmarking solution, developed with substantive feedback and input by five charter customers: DuPont, Marathon Petroleum Company, NOVA Chemicals, Profertil, and The Dow Chemical Company. Version 1.0 of Asset Answers delivers the only automated, data-driven global asset performance benchmarking solution...

2012-08-07 02:23:14

ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium(®) Inc., the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, has been selected by Apache as its global asset integrity management system. "Apache's global portfolio requires the capacity to operate on a large scale in a range of environments," according to Jon Graham, VP EH&S for Apache. "Meridium's depth and breadth of APM technology experience brings a wealth of expertise to our asset...

2012-07-31 02:21:17

ROANOKE, Va., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium(®) Inc., the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, has been selected by Singapore Refining Company Private Limited (SRC) as the platform to integrate and support its mechanical integrity initiative. Based on a detailed plant assessment, SRC identified an opportunity to better manage cost and risk around asset integrity management by facilitating ease of capturing and reporting critical...

2012-07-17 02:32:02

ROANOKE, Va., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC®" or the "Company") today announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend to OCC's shareholders. OCC's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.015 per share on the Company's common stock effective July 16, 2012. The dividend will be paid on or about August 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on July 27, 2012. The dividend announced today implies an annual cash...