Schneider Electric picks El Paso to build its largest manufacturing plant in the U.S.

EL PASO, Texas – City leaders announced Schneider Electric will build a new 160,000 square foot manufacturing plant in El Paso and bring about 400 jobs to the area.

Schneider Electric specializes in energy management and automation.

According to the City, the announcement represents a $100 million regional investment to increase production and speed the delivery of electrical products to customers in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The plant is expected to be completed in late 2022. It will be located in the Northwest Corporate Center in El Paso.

“The supply chain challenges of the past year have demonstrated the importance of increasing our domestic manufacturing capacity as quickly as possible,” said Annette Clayton, CEO and President, Schneider Electric North America. “Our new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in El Paso will allow us to get products into the hands of our distributors and end-users more quickly, and it will bring an estimated $138 million in economic value to the local area.”

The facility is described as an ‘engineer-to-order’ manufacturing facility that will produce customized low voltage switchboards that distribute electricity to one or more sources in commercial settings.