Governor McAuliffe Announces Electric Motor & Contracting to Invest $3 Million to Expand in the City of Chesapeake

~Company to retrain 130 employees with support from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program~

JANUARY 12, 2018 – Electric Motor & Contracting (EMC) will invest $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Chesapeake. The company has constructed a state-of-the-art, 22,500-square-foot expansion to its existing nuclear services building, which is used for servicing highly engineered critical rotating equipment for the commercial nuclear power industry. In addition, 130 existing employees will be retrained to optimize the operations of the new expansion.
Established in 1960, Electric Motor & Contracting remains one of the largest independently owned full-service electric motor and pump repair/remanufacture facilities in the United States. EMC’s main campus in Chesapeake acts as headquarters operating full service motor, pump, and switchgear repair divisions.
“EMC is proud to maintain its roots in Chesapeake, where we have had the opportunity to expand both our business offerings and campus,” said EMC’s Vice President Don Vivier. “The number one asset and leading source for our growth has been our people. Knowing this, EMC is motivated to support its people by investing in workforce development. We have recently worked with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry on establishing a registered apprenticeship, which is being rolled out in Q1 of 2018. For this we worked with Tidewater Community College on developing related instruction curriculum. Building a pipeline of workforce talent and enhancing a proven incumbent workforce is paramount to EMC’s continued growth and success.”