Dec 11, 4:58 PM EST

Italian manufacturer to establish Va. operation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Italian company Provides Metalmeccanica is planning to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Augusta County, creating 45 jobs.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday that the company will invest $6.1 million for the project.

The company manufactures evaporators and condensers and supplies those components to major HVAC companies worldwide. It will co-locate with Daikin Applied in Verona in a 40,000-square-foot space.

Officials say the new location will enable the company to further grow its business and reduce product time to market for North and South American customers.

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