WASHINGTON—Siemens will invest $54 million across several key U.S. manufacturing facilities that serve critical infrastructure markets.
The company is investing in its existing electrical infrastructure manufacturing hub in Grand Prairie, TX, and a greenfield manufacturing site for electrical infrastructure and make-ready EV charging equipment in Pomona, CA. The investment also encompasses a soon-to-be chosen manufacturing location for EV charging equipment. All totaled, the projects are expected to create at least 300 new jobs.
“This commitment from Siemens proves the ripple effect that infrastructure investment can have to support well-paying, high-skilled jobs for workers not just in one city or state, but in communities across America,” says Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA. “We continue to be encouraged by the momentum we see to not only prioritize our nation’s infrastructure, but to usher in a new era of American manufacturing and technology leadership that will shape our country’s future.”
After experiencing continued demand for its products in key critical infrastructure markets, such as data centers, EVs and semiconductor manufacturing, Siemens is investing more than $10 million to expand its existing Smart Infrastructure manufacturing hub in Grand Prairie. The expansion will include a 25,000 square foot addition, featuring a new electric-powered paint line that will help the facility reduce its carbon footprint by 90 percent. Employing some 500 people, the plant underwent a previous expansion in 2017. It manufactures circuit breakers and equipment that supports essential power infrastructure.
In Pomona, Siemens is investing more than $40 million to build a greenfield manufacturing site to replace a legacy facility there. The assembly plant will produce low-voltage electrical equipment for industrial and commercial installations, in addition to “make-ready” power distribution equipment to serve the expanding EV market.
The third new facility is intended to help Siemens deliver on its goal to build more than 1 million EV chargers for the U.S. over the next four years. The new facility will be the company’s third U.S. eMobility hub and is projected to support more than 100 new jobs. Siemens plans to identify a location this later this year and bring the facility online shortly after.
In addition to these latest investments, Siemens has continued to grow its Smart Infrastructure footprint in the U.S. to meet the need for advanced infrastructure systems. In Spartanburg, SC, for example, Siemens completed a three-year expansion last May, adding more than 180 new positions and 52,000 square feet to one of the company’s key manufacturing hubs. An integral facility for the company’s Smart Infrastructure operations in the U.S., the 530-employee plant saw a need to expand its footprint due to an increase in demand from infrastructure customers across the construction, industrial and data center markets. The facility, in operation for more than 50 years, produces busway products, lighting panels and power distribution switchboards for commercial buildings and critical electrical infrastructure for applications ranging from electric vehicle manufacturing to data centers for major cloud service providers.
In Wendell, NC, where the company produces EV charging equipment for buses, Siemens worked with a local community college to create a state-approved apprenticeship program to fill skilled manufacturing jobs.And, in Broken Arrow, OK, and Hingham, MA, Siemens has hired additional manufacturing workers to meet increased demand for low- and medium-voltage power equipment for sites including hospitals, data centers, and other mission critical facilities.