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ABB to Add 60 Jobs in Hackettstown, NJ, Switchgear Factory Expansion

Dec. 11, 2020
The facility manufactures cable accessories, switch gear apparatus, and overhead apparatus, under the brand names Elastimold Switchgear, Elastimold and Joslyn Hi-Voltage Capacitor switches.

ABB will expand its manufacturing facility in Hackettstown, NJ, to meet growing demand the electrical equipment manufactured there. The expansion will double the solid dielectric switchgear manufacturing footprint to 24,000 sq. ft., bringing the total site to 120,000 sq. ft. when complete, and will feature state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.

The Hackettstown facility currently employs 315 people, but that figure is expected to grow to 375 once the expansion has been completed in late 2021. The facility manufactures cable accessories, switch gear apparatus, and overhead apparatus, under the brand names Elastimold Switchgear, Elastimold and Joslyn Hi-Voltage Capacitor switches.

 “This expansion will reduce delivery times and enhance product traceability, testing and inspection capabilities,” says plant manager Steven Wright in the press release. “That will allow us to boost our capacity to meet the demands of a growing market in the US, especially for critical needs.”