Schneider Electric expanding in Oconee, Richland SC counties

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Schneider Electric is expanding operations in Oconee and Richland counties and investing $23.8 million throughout 2024.

“As our economy becomes more digitized and electrified, Schneider Electric is spearheading this transformation through investments in a robust domestic supply chain of key technologies,” said Schneider Electric President of North America Operations Aamir Paul. “By improving our factory efficiency and growing our talented South Carolina workforce, we’re further contributing to the revitalization of American manufacturing.”

The company produces energy efficient and sustainability solutions for customers in 150 countries and is committed to supporting advanced energy generation, transmission, distribution and storage in South Carolina and advancing the clean energy transition nationwide.

The Oconee County engineer-to-order facility, located at 1990 Sandifer Blvd. in Seneca, manufactures low-voltage motor control centers, panel board box and trim, and lighting and PowerLink panel boards. The investment will include HVAC electrification and create 130 new jobs.

In Richland County, Schneider Electric will invest in its engineer-to-order facility, located at 8821 Garners Ferry Road in Hopkins, and add 150 new jobs. This operation manufactures NW breakers, low-voltage switchgear and switchboards.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to both projects.

“We are excited to witness the impact these investments have in Oconee and Richland counties and applaud Schneider Electric’s commitment to grid resilience in our state. SC NEXUS is poised to lead the advanced energy transition across the country, and we are proud to have Schneider Electric as a part of this effort,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said in a statement.

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