- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A new company is moving into the former Thomasville Furniture facility in Appomattox, creating 349 jobs.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Lindenburg Industry LLC will invest $113 million to establish an industrial honeycomb manufacturing facility.

Officials say the deal is a direct result of McAuliffe’s meeting with company officials during his Asia trade mission last month. Parent company EagleRide Investment Holdings Ltd. is based in China.

Lindenburg will be manufacturing industrial environmental control components used in clean air emissions.

The project represents the first new company announcement in Appomattox in 15 years. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project.

McAuliffe approved a $1.4 million grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund for the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission also approved $1.17 million funding.

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