Richfood Holdings Inc. of Mechanicsville entered an agreement to acquire the inventory and accounts receivable of the Waynesboro, Va., subsidiary of Fleming Cos., a food wholesaler based in Oklahoma City. Terms were not disclosed.
The Waynesboro Division currently supplies 77 accounts, including 31 IGA stores. The agreement also calls for Richfood to act as guarantor of certain notes payable to Fleming.
"This transaction gives Richfood the opportunity to add significant additional sales volume within our existing marketing area, allowing us to increase efficiency and productivity of our existing inventory, warehouse and delivery systems," said Donald D. Bennett, president and chief executive of Richfood.
Richfood is a wholesale food distributor serving the Mid-Atlantic region. It supplies about 600 supermarkets with a complete line of grocery products.
Fairchild Communications Services Co. of Chantilly, which provides telecommunications services to office buildings, acquired the telecommunications assets of the Amerisystems Partnership of Dallas. The partnership is made up of Amerisystems Inc., a subsidiary of Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co., and Pittsburgh-based Electronic Office Centers of America, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Through the acquisition, Fairchild picked up 50 office buildings to service nationwide. The company previously provided communications services to 85 commercial office buildings.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Port East Transfer of Baltimore sold its Baltimore-based subsidiary Chesapeake International Forwarding Inc. to Bratt International Inc., a customs house brokerage firm also based in Baltimore. Terms were not disclosed.
The Adams Group of Rockville and the Sandler Group of Baltimore, both subsidiaries of London-based Shandwick PLC, completed their consolidation and renamed both public relations and advertising agencies Adams Sandler.
Fairfax-based Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Space Data Division of Chandler, Ariz., was awarded a contract by McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. for contract negotiations to develop a suborbital booster system for the Ground-Based Surveillance and Tracking System program.
Maxima Corp. of Rockville was awarded a $2.1 million contract by Memphis State University to modify the software for the school's administrative computer system.
Copeland Krieger Associates of Washington, an interior architecture and design firm, was awarded a contract to redesign the Pullman Highland Hotel, an early 1900s building on Connecticut Avenue in Washington. Terms were not disclosed.
Implementation Technologies of McLean opened a computer-aided design and drafting department.
Executive Resource Associates of McLean began Professional Resources OnLine, a computer system to help match high-technology job seekers with potential employers.
History Associates Inc. of Rockville was awarded a contract for an undisclosed amount to develop a corporate archives and library for the Arlington-based Gannett Co., which publishes USA Today.
Telecommunications Consulting International of Gaithersburg began a subscription-based service for telecommunications consulting.
Rockingham Poultry Inc. of Broadway, Va., changed its name to Wampler-Longacre Chicken Inc.
The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association moved its corporate headquarters from Chicago to Washington.
Frenzelit North America Inc., a subsidiary of Frenzelit-Werke GmbH & Co. of Bavaria, Germany, opened its headquarters in Sterling. The German company manufactures fire resistant textiles, insulation products and gaskets.
NIRSystems Inc. of Silver Spring announced plans to build a 54,000-square-foot building for the company's headquarters on Route 29 in suburban Montgomery County.
Progressive Networks Inc., a cable installation and computer consulting firm, opened in Baltimore.
Chiles T.A. Larson & Associates, a public relations firm, opened in Charlottesville and Washington.
The Bank of Baltimore opened two new branches in Waldorf and Rockville.
Verba Baker Associates, an advertising and marketing agency, moved its offices from Bethesda to Vienna.
Creative Leadership Inc., a human resource development firm, opened in Woodbridge.
Robert S. Holland Design, a graphic design firm, opened in Ellicott City, Md.
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