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Virginia Congressman Ben Cline Visits Daikin Applied's Verona Facility to Learn About Business Strategy and Local Operations

STAUNTON, VA - March 4, 2019


Today, Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) visited Daikin Applied’s manufacturing facility in Verona, Virginia, the site where Daikin builds its industry-leading chillers for its large HVAC installations in North America.

Congressman Cline toured the facility and plant leadership presented Daikin Applied’s business strategy in North America, its approach to HVAC equipment design and production and its commitment to product innovation as a global leader in developing next-generation HVAC equipment.

“Representing businesses with operations in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District is an honor,” said Congressman Ben Cline. “Daikin is supporting positive economic growth, and I’m confident the company will continue to help define Virginia’s reputation for excellence in manufacturing.”

Congressman Cline learned about opportunities and challenges facing U.S. manufacturers, including recruitment of the next-generation workforce.

“Our world-class manufacturing process is possible because of the people at this facility who continue to uphold our high standards and deliver best-in-class commercial HVAC equipment to our customers,” said Bill Dietrich, product general manager for the chillers produced at this plant. “We’re pleased to have an opportunity to meet with the Congressman to learn more about his efforts to support business in our community and we look forward to continuing a positive dialogue moving forward.”

In addition to producing commercial HVAC equipment for some of Daikin’s most prominent customers in North America, in 2018 the Verona facility was recognized by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for its commitment to workplace safety.  The Daikin plant employs over 500 employees in hourly production or salaried roles. 

Congressman Ben Cline was elected in November 2018 to represent the Sixth District of Virginia. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2002 to 2018. An attorney, Cline lives in Rockbridge County with his wife Elizabeth and twin daughters.


About Daikin Applied Americas

Daikin Applied Americas, a member of Daikin Industries, Ltd., designs and manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems for customers around the world. Customers turn to Daikin with confidence that they will experience outstanding performance, reliability and energy efficiency. Daikin Applied equipment, solutions and services are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service, and parts offices. For more information or the name of your local Daikin Applied representative, call 800-432-1342 or visit,

About Daikin Industries Ltd.

Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Forbes 1000 global company with 2019 revenues of over $24.3 billion and more than 70,000 employees worldwide, making it the largest HVAC manufacturer in the world. Daikin is engaged primarily in the development, manufacture, sales and aftermarket support of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment, refrigerants and other chemicals, as well as oil hydraulic products. Daikin was named one of the world's most innovative companies by Forbes magazine. For more information, visit

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Media Contact:
Aaron Parker
Director of Communications, Daikin Applied