Eaton Investing $500M at Manufacturing Facilities to Support Energy Transition

Aug. 28, 2023
The investment will support the growing demand in North America for electrical solutions in the utility, commercial, healthcare, industrial, and residential markets

Eaton, a power management company, is investing more than $500 million in North American manufacturing and operations to support the growing demand for its electrical solutions in the utility, commercial, healthcare, industrial, and residential markets. The majority of these projects will be completed by 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.”

At its Nacogdoches, Texas manufacturing facility, Eaton is adding 200,000 square feet, which will double its production capacity of voltage regulators and help utility customers accelerate grid modernization and resiliency projects.

The expansion project will also free up capacity at its Waukesha, Wisconsin manufacturing facility, where Eaton is investing in equipment to increase production of its three-phase transformers. The transformers will be utilized for utility, data center, commercial, and industrial applications.

Eaton is also expanding manufacturing at its South Carolina facility, which produces busway products and EV charging technologies for fleet charging applications.

Across all of its North American regions, the company is increasing the manufacturing of its circuit breakers and metering for homes and commercial buildings. This includes expanding capacity and diversifying production to increase the supply of its solutions, enhancing supply chain efficiency, and boosting manufacturing resiliency.

These investments directly align with Eaton’s commitment to capitalizing on the global electrification and digitalization trends to accelerate grid modernization and the transition to renewable energy.