Business closings, openings and anniversaries: Week of Aug. 12

Vermont Castings Group, a leading supplier of hearth and grill products throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe, and headquartered in Paris, Ky., has been acquired by an entity owned by employees of the company. As a result of the acquisition, Vermont Castings Group will be the largest privately held, employee-owned company in the hearth industry.

■ The non-profit organization Dress for Success Lexington has secured a 2,000-plus-square-foot space at 1301 Winchester Road, Suite 29, in Eastland Shopping Center. The space will be large enough to house a boutique of donated clothing from which clients can select professional attire, two dressing rooms, a career center with computers and other resources to help women with job searches. The executive director and volunteer staff will work out of this location as well. The opening is planned for late September.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo