Schneider Electric unveiled Sept. 14 its new, 160,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant in El Paso, Tex. The new facility is part of a $300 million manufacturing investment the company has made in the U.S. to support its customers. By the end of the year, Schneider Electric will have approximately 1,500 employees in El Paso, thanks its creation of about 400 new jobs.
"Schneider Electric is proud to be at the forefront of America's manufacturing renaissance, exemplifying our commitment to fostering innovation, job creation, and sustainable growth," says Annette Clayton, CEO of Schneider Electric North America. "As we embark on this journey with the opening of our latest manufacturing plant in the U.S., we look forward to providing the highest level of service to our customers, while also contributing to the revitalization of American manufacturing."
With more than 20 plants in its U.S. manufacturing network, the latest smart factory opening makes Schneider Electric's El Paso campus the company's largest manufacturing operation in the U.S. By the end of the year, the company will have approximately 1,500 employees in El Paso, thanks to the creation of about 400 new jobs. This will make the Fortune 500 company one of the largest employers in the region.
Located in the Northwest Corporate Center, the new facility produces custom-designed, low-voltage and medium-voltage electrical products that safely distribute electrical power from the utility grid to various locations in industrial, commercial and residential settings. The first set of products manufactured in the new El Paso plant shipped out earlier this summer to customers in the data center sector.