Eaton plans to invest more than $500 million during 2024 and 2025 in North American factories supplying products for customs in the utility, commercial, healthcare, industrial and residential markets.
The company is adding 200,000-sq-ft to its Nacogdoches, TX, manufacturing facility, more than doubling its size. The project will double production capacity of its voltage regulators to help utility customers across North America accelerate grid modernization and resilience projects. Eaton will continue to produce 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.
According to the press release, the Texas expansion frees up capacity at the company’s largest Wisconsin manufacturing facility in Waukesha, where it’s investing in equipment to increase manufacturing of three-phase transformers for utility, data center, large commercial and industrial applications. Eaton will continue to produce regulators, including complex pole and substation voltage regulators, for utility customers in Wisconsin.
Eaton is also expanding a South Carolina facility that makes busway and EV charging products.
The company is also investing in the distribution capacity for its power quality products and connectivity solutions and recently opened its largest regional distribution center in Chicago and is expanding its distribution facility in Dallas to serve commercial, data center, industrial, healthcare and communications customers.