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DESMI Inc. expanding Chesapeake manufacturing facility

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Industrial pump manufacturer DESMI Inc. is spending $1.9 million to expand its assembly and manufacturing operation in Chesapeake, creating 34 new jobs.

The renovated, 37,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open Nov. 1. The expansion will triple the facility’s space, which is the Denmark company’s only U.S. manufacturing operation. The Chesapeake facility will serve as the company’s North American headquarters.

DESMI opened a sales office in Chesapeake in 2008 and established its manufacturing operation in 2011 with five employees.

Virginia competed with New York for the investment.

DESMI develops and manufactures pump solutions for uses such as cleaning up oil spills and for the marine and defense industries. The company’s pumps and systems are sold in more than 100 countries.


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