Schneider Electric invests $23.8 million to expand manufacturing at two plants in South Carolina 

Schneider Electric invests $23.8 million to expand manufacturing at two plants in South Carolina 

July 9, 2024
130 new jobs will be added to the Oconee facility, while 150 new jobs will be created for the Richland plant. 

Schneider Electric has announced plans to expand manufacturing in Oconee and Richland counties in South Carolina. The company, which focuses on energy management and automation, will invest $23.8 million into both projects, creating 280 new jobs for the communities. The Oconee plant produces low-voltage motor control centers, panelboard box and trim, and lighting and PowerLink panelboards, while the Richland facility manufactures NW breakers, low-voltage switchgear and switchboards. 130 new jobs will be added to the Oconee facility, while 150 new jobs will be created for the Richland plant. 

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Schneider Electric President of North America Operations Aamir Paul said, “As our economy becomes more digitized and electrified, Schneider Electric is spearheading this transformation through investments in a robust domestic supply chain of key technologies. By improving our factory efficiency and growing our talented South Carolina workforce, we’re further contributing to the revitalization of American manufacturing. Thank you to Governor McMaster and the many local leaders who have fostered a welcoming, innovative business environment and continue to be invaluable partners for Schneider Electric’s growth in the Palmetto State.”  

Governor Henry McMaster added, “As a result of our state’s skilled workforce and business-friendly environment, global leaders like Schneider Electric are finding success. We congratulate Schneider Electric on these expansions and look forward to the 280 new opportunities they will create in the Oconee and Richland communities.”  

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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