M.C. Dean to expand Caroline facility

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M.C. Dean Inc. plans to expand its fabrication and distribution facility in Caroline County, creating 100 new jobs.

The Tysons-based electrical engineering firm plans to spend $25.1 million to add a new product line at its Caroline facility. The expansion, which opens this summer, will double the company’s manufacturing capacity to support high-growth customers such as data centers, airports and health-care facilities. The site of the expansion was renamed the Caroline County Center for Innovation and Industry and adds more than 220 new acres of land to support future expansion.

“The Center for Innovation and Industry is a strategic investment to grow our modular production and manufacturing capabilities to meet customer demands for speed to market, improved quality, and more reliable pricing,” Bill Dean, CEO of M.C. Dean, said in a statement. “We believe that modular delivery is the future of the construction industry, and we’re pleased with our decision to double down on that investment here in our home state of Virginia.”

Gov. Ralph Northam approved a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund and a $250,000 performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment (VIP) program for the project.

M.C. Dean opened its Caroline facility in 2006.

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