Dec 21, 2023
Eaton invests more than $500 million in North American manufacturing
Due to rapidly growing demand, this $500 million investment is set to scale and support Eaton’s electrification, energy transition and digitalization offering across multiple industries Intelligent
Due to rapidly growing demand, this $500 million investment is set to scale and support Eaton’s electrification, energy transition and digitalization offering across multiple industries
Intelligent power management company Eaton has announced significant investments in its North American manufacturing and operations to support rapidly growing demand for its electrical solutions.
The company is expanding manufacturing and bolstering resilience to increase the supply of its solutions for customers in utility, commercial, healthcare, industrial and residential markets across North America. The majority of these investments will be complete in 2024 and 2025.
“Electrical infrastructure has to work harder and smarter to accelerate decarbonization and electrification. At Eaton, we’re all in on the energy transition, and our solutions are essential to reinvent the way power is distributed, stored and consumed,” said Mike Yelton, president, Americas Region, Electrical Sector at Eaton.
“We’re making steady investments for our customers, distributors and employees to meet growing demand in the Americas, and there will be more to come.”
Eaton is adding 200,000-square-feet to its Nacogdoches, Texas manufacturing facility, more than doubling its size. The project will double production capacity of Eaton’s voltage regulators to help utility customers across North America accelerate grid modernization and resilience projects.
Eaton will continue to produce single-phase, pole-mount and pad-mount transformers in Texas to address the acute supply shortage for these products. The expansion will create more than 200 skilled manufacturing jobs.
The Texas expansion frees up capacity at the company’s largest Wisconsin manufacturing facility in Waukesha, where Eaton is investing in equipment to increase manufacturing of three-phase transformers for utility, data center, large commercial and industrial applications. Eaton will continue to produce regulators, including complex pole and substation voltage regulators, for utility customers in Wisconsin.
In its South Carolina facility, Eaton is increasing production of busway to meet rapidly growing demand for this power distribution technology used in commercial, industrial and fleet charging applications.
This expansion includes Eaton’s EV charging busway, an industry-first innovation that dramatically simplifies and expedites infrastructure for fleet charging, while avoiding major infrastructure modifications. For more than 60 years, Eaton has manufactured hundreds of thousands of miles of busway in South Carolina and continues to expand manufacturing capacity regionally.
Across the Americas, Eaton is also increasing the manufacturing of its circuit breakers and metering for homes and commercial buildings. These investments include expanding capacity and diversifying production across various locations to increase the supply of its solutions for customers, enhance supply chain efficiency and boost manufacturing resilience.
Additionally, Eaton is adding capacity to increase supplies of essential power distribution equipment to support infrastructure projects across industries. The company’s most recent investments enhance its manufacturing facilities for switchgear and switchboards, strengthening the power backbone for commercial, industrial and utility infrastructure customers across the Americas.
An expansion of distribution centers to support data center, healthcare and industrial customers is also on the cards, with Eaton investing in the distribution capacity for its power quality products and connectivity solutions.
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The company recently opened its largest regional distribution center in Chicago and is expanding its distribution facility in Dallas to serve commercial, data center, industrial, healthcare and communications customers.
As an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere, Eaton is guided by its commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help its customers manage power – today and well into the future.
By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, Eaton is helping accelerate the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for its stakeholders as well as the rest of society.
Founded in 1911, Eaton is marking its 100th anniversary of being listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Eaton has reported revenues of $20.8 billion in 2022 and serves customers in more than 170 countries.
For more information, visit Eaton.com. You can also check out the company’s LinkedIn page here.
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