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Design Ready Controls expands to the East Coast

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Design Ready Controls Inc., based out of Minneapolis, Minn., has expanded to the East Coast with a new location in Henrico County. The provider of electrical control panel solutions has moved into a 13,500-square-foot production and engineering services facility at 4211 Carolina Ave.

The company said it plans to invest more than $300,000 in the facility and to hire about 25 employees, including electrical wiremen, quality inspectors and office and warehouse staff. Patrick Conley, director of operations for DRC, said in a statement that the Richmond region operation will provide electrical control panels and engineering services to existing and new OEM (original equipment manufacturers) customers in the East Coast region.

The company said it chose the Richmond region for expansion due to its central location for serving the East Coast, a skilled local work force, strong local universities and proximity to existing OEM customers.  The Greater Richmond Partnership Inc. and Henrico County assisted with site selection and guidance on local tax incentives.


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