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Electric Motor & Contracting announces $3 million expansion in Chesapeake

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Chesapeake-based Electric Motor & Contracting said Friday it is investing $3 million to expand its local manufacturing operation.

The company has added 22,500 square feet to its existing nuclear services building at 3703 Cook Blvd., which is used for servicing equipment for the commercial nuclear power industry.

One hundred and thirty employees will be retrained to support the expansion, with help from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The company said it recently worked with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry and Tidewater Community College to establish a registered apprenticeship, which will be rolled out in the first quarter of 2018.

Established in 1960, Electric Motor & Contracting is one of the largest independently owned, full-service electric motor and pump repair/remanufactures in the United States.

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