EL PASO, TX – The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, will attend the inauguration of the new Schneider Electric company power plant in El Paso.
Abbott will be joined by Annette Clayton, CEO of Schneider Electric North America; Aamir Paul, President of North America; Javed Ahmad, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain; Oscar Leeser, mayor of El Paso; John Barela, CEO of Borderplex Alliance; and other local leaders.
The opening of the new Schneider Electric headquarters will take place at 10 a.m. at the new plant, located at 1600 Northwestern Drive.
The plant will have 160,000 square feet and will be the fourth location that the company opens in the city of El Paso and number 22 in the United States. According to the Government of Texas, the expansion aims to add 400 new employees in the region, which already houses almost half of Schneider Electric’s 2,800 employees in Texas.
According to company information, the new plant will produce customized low-voltage distribution boards that conduct electricity to one or multiple sources in commercial environments.
The expansion is part of Schneider Electric’s $100 million investment in North America announced in 2021 to increase domestic manufacturing production and delivery speed to North American customers.
It was in February 2022 that the El Paso City Council announced the construction of the company’s new plant to reinforce the company’s regional capabilities for its customers.
“Last year’s supply chain challenges have demonstrated the importance of increasing our domestic manufacturing capacity as soon as possible. El Paso will allow us to get products into the hands of our distributors and end users more quickly, and will bring economic value estimated $138 million to the local area,” said Annette Clayton, CEO and President of Schneider Electric North America.
“This investment is an incredible opportunity for the El Paso community to not only strengthen our city’s industry, but also to showcase the talent of our skilled workforce,” said El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser.