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Hitachi Energy invests $10 million to expand flagship transformer plant

May 25, 2022
Companies
Posted by Patrick Haddad

Hitachi Energy has announced plans to invest more than $10 million in the expansion and modernization of its distribution transformer facility in Jefferson City, Missouri.

The investment will provide additional capacity and enhance its manufacturing capabilities. This expansion, which comes as the company celebrates the facility’s 50th anniversary, highlights the rapid growth in demand from utilities and for newer applications like data centers, solar and wind power generation, and battery energy storage.

The Jefferson City factory is one of Hitachi Energy’s largest transformer manufacturing facilities, spanning an area of more than 600,000 square feet, and hosting approximately 950 employees. The factory produces liquid-filled pad-mount and submersible distribution transformers for the electric grid, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities.

Hitachi Energy’s latest investments are intended to support the establishment of an additional production line for larger distribution transformers, which will address the unique specifications of renewable power generation, and some of the most technically advanced data centers.

The Jefferson City facility has been in operation since 1972 and remains a cornerstone of the company’s manufacturing footprint in the U.S., and a major presence in the manufacturing landscape of the Central Missouri region.

“Hitachi Energy’s expansion in Jefferson City is an important development for the company and the State,” said Governor Mike Parson.

“As Hitachi Energy celebrates its 50th anniversary as a premier employer here in Central Missouri, we are pleased to see its ongoing support of the regional economy and commitment to bringing good-paying jobs to the community. We are happy to play a role in supporting that success.”

Source and image: Hitachi Energy

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