Eaton to invest over $500 million to support manufacturing in North America

Aug. 30, 2023
The company will spend more than $500 million to increase production on solutions for the utility, commercial, healthcare, industrial, and residential markets.

Eaton has announced plans to invest into its North American manufacturing and operations. The company will spend more than $500 million to increase production on solutions for the utility, commercial, healthcare, industrial, and residential markets. Most of these projects will be completed in 2024 and 2025.Here are a few of the planned projects.

  • Eaton will more than double the size of its Nacogdoches, Texas, manufacturing plant, which produces Eaton’s voltage regulators. More than 200 new jobs will be created by this expansion.
  • The Texas expansion is intended to free up capacity at the company’s Waukesha, Wisconsin, facility, which will be receiving new equipment to increase manufacturing of three-phase transformers for utility, data center, large commercial and industrial applications.
  • Eaton will expand manufacturing for busway products at its South Carolina facility. This expansion includes Eaton’s EV charging busway.
  • Eaton is planning to add capacity to increase supplies of essential power distribution equipment to support infrastructure projects across industries.

In a recent quote, Mike Yelton, president, Americas Region, Electrical Sector at Eaton, said, “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. 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.”



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