A company that already has a long-standing presence near the U.S. and Mexico border has announced plans to expand its footprint with a new manufacturing facility in El Paso.
The Eaton Corporation, which specializes in electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic management technologies, says it will invest more than $15 million in reconverting an existing El Paso facility for its purposes and hiring up to 200 workers.
“We look forward to working with leaders and future employees in the community to deliver high quality electrical distribution equipment to our customers,” Mike Yelton, a senior vice-president with Eaton, said in announcing the new facility.
Eaton, which saw sales in excess of $20 billion last year, is headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio.
The company, which additionally has three manufacturing facilities in Juarez, wants to focus on producing switchboards for large electrical distribution systems and motor-control components in the new El Paso plant.
That plant will come to life inside factory space that was formerly the home of Leviton Manufacturing on the west side of the city.
Leviton, a maker of electrical switches and outlets, left the site more than four years ago.
By Garry Boulard
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