U.S.-based electrical design-build and systems integration firm M.C. Dean Inc. plans to build a new product line at its fabrication and distribution facility in Caroline County with a $25.1 million pump in.

The expansion plan, which opens this summer, is expected to strengthen both the regional economy and Virginia’s growing advanced manufacturing sector and will create 100 new jobs.

M.C. Dean noted that the plan will double its manufacturing capacity to support high-growth, mission-critical customers such as data centres, airports, and healthcare facilities.

The company will also get about $500,000 in the form of a grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund and $250,000 from the Virginia Investment program to support the project.