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Modine Expands Rockbridge County, Virginia, Production Operations

Thermal management solutions company Modine plans to expand its operations in Rockbridge County, Virginia. The $18.1 million project is expected to create 211 jobs.

The investment will increase capacity for the production of data center cooling equipment.

“Virginia is a world leader in the data center industry, and we are proud to contribute to the industry’s growth here,” said Rob Bedard, General Manager, Data Centers, North America at Modine. “This new investment in our Rockbridge plant shows our commitment to support the region and enhances our position to offer a full range of cooling solutions to serve North America data center customers through our Airedale by Modine brand.”

The project is being supported by a $470,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund. Assistance for Modine’s job creation will be provided through the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program, a workforce initiative created by VEDP in collaboration with the Virginia Community College System and other higher education partners, with funding support from the Governor’s administration and the Virginia General Assembly.

“Modine has thrived in Rockbridge County for more than 60 years and continues to reinvest in the Commonwealth—the strongest testament to Virginia’s advantages,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “We are proud that the Commonwealth attracts and retains companies like Modine with our strong business climate, talent pipeline, and world-class infrastructure. This expansion project will provide more than 200 new jobs.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Rockbridge County and the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to secure the project.

“We are exceedingly pleased to have Modine expand its manufacturing presence in Rockbridge County,” added Jay Langston, Executive Director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership. “Modine has been a trusted corporate citizen for many years and their focus on improving the environment through their products are synonymous with the ethos of Rockbridge County and the Shenandoah Valley. We look forward to assisting Modine and Rockbridge County with this expansion.”

Modine Manufacturing Company designs, engineers, tests, and manufactures heat transfer products for a wide range of applications and markets, including Automotive, Truck, Off Highway/Construction, and HVAC&R.

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