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Daikin to build $230m plant for energy-saving A/Cs in Mexico

Japanese manufacturer expands capacity to meet rising U.S. demand

Daikin's factory in suburban Houston. The U.S. is expected to phase in tougher energy efficiency regulations for air conditioners under President Joe Biden.

OSAKA -- Daikin Industries will spend roughly 30 billion yen, or $230 million, to build a Mexican plant for energy-efficient air conditioners to be sold in the U.S.

The facility will go into operation in 2024, employing 2,000 workers. Daikin is close to finalizing the location, likely in industrial belts in northern or central Mexico.

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