By Anthony Capkun
December 4, 2020 – Eaton announced it is investing over $100 million toward infrastructure investments that aim to increase the supply of its residential and commercial electrical solutions across North America.
“Our customers and teams have experienced significant challenges in the last year, which have given us the opportunity to evaluate our approach and make significant improvements to increase manufacturing flexibility, diversity and redundancy,” said Eaton’s Mike Yelton.
Eaton’s manufacturing and supply chain investments specifically target demand for the company’s circuit breakers, load centres, switchboards, residential solutions, and more. It scaled up production capacity at its facility in El Paso, Texas, and will soon do the same in Greenwood, S.C., while investing in its existing manufacturing plants in Sumter, S.C., Lincoln, Ill., Cleveland, Tenn., plus four facilities in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
An additional manufacturing plant is planned that will provide “incremental and geographically diverse manufacturing capacity for Eaton’s high-volume miniature circuit breakers”.
“These investments will diversify our production and supply chain, enabling us to provide industry-leading lead times and deliver the solutions our customers need to build the infrastructure of tomorrow—even in extraordinary times,” added Yelton.