Intelligent power management company Eaton has started a $100m expansion of its Nacogdoches, Texas manufacturing facility. The expansion will double production capacity of Eaton voltage regulators and three-phase transformer systems to meet growing utility demand for electricity grid modernization. Eaton acquires Turkish transformer maker Eaton in strategic deal for electric vehicle tech “Utilities across the U.S. are modernizing critical infrastructure to accelerate a smarter grid and clean energy future,” said Guillaume Laur, Eaton senior vice president – Power Delivery and Regulation. “Our solutions are vital to make these projects a reality, and we’re making steady investments to support our utility customers.” Eaton is adding 200,000-square-feet to the plant to expand production of 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 $22 million in equipment to increase manufacturing capacity of three-phase transformers for utility, data centre, large commercial and industrial applications. Eaton will continue to produce regulators, including complex pole and substation voltage regulators, for utility customers in Wisconsin. Eaton.com
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