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Prysmian investing $30 MIL in Jackson to increase optical fiber capacity

June 10, 2022 | By Anthony Capkun

June 10, 2022 – Prysmian Group is investing $30 million in its Jackson, Tenn., plant to increase its optical fiber capacity and “expand its telecom footprint to meet customer demand more efficiently”.

The company says that, as the market shifts from copper infrastructure to fiber, Prysmian’s manufacturing facilities will adapt to mirror this shift. The Jackson facility will switch from producing copper to optical cable, making it the first plant within the group to be re-tooled to produce a different product.

“We have been tracking this market shift for some time and anticipate a significant demand for fiber optic cables […]” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America.

Jackson will increase Prysmian’s capacity in loose tube and drop cables production; employees, meantime, will be re-trained in the manufacture of optical fiber and cable.

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