World leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, Prysmian Group, plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Pettis County, Missouri. The location currently employs 175 people and manufactures aluminum building wire products for commercial and institutional construction markets.
The company’s Sedalia facility expansion will take place in two phases. Phase one, which was just completed, was a $3.5 million investment for new equipment purchases, existing building renovations and additional jobs. This addition includes an expansion of distribution operations. Prysmian Group plans to hire 30 new employees in Pettis County for phase one.
“The Sedalia plant is an important area of our business serving a growing market,” said Giacomo Sofia, COO, Prysmian Group North America. “The investment in the expansion is an important step in continuing to support our customers. Phase one will not only increase opportunities in Sedalia, but it also reduces our operating costs and allows us to be more efficient and cost competitive. The plant has a deep history in the area, and we are thrilled that we continue to grow our footprint.”
In addition to hiring for the expansion, Prysmian Group has many recruitment programs ranging from a graduate program, manufacturing (Make It), sales (Sell It) and controlling (Sum It) programs that offer local and international opportunities. In addition, the company has programs like P3, P4, Prysmian Academy and Global Mobility for current employee development.
“Congratulations and thanks to Prysmian Group for investing in Missouri,” Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “In Missouri, we invest in workforce development, improving our infrastructure, and maintaining our pro-growth business climate, and that’s why businesses continue to have confidence to invest and grow here.”
Based in Highland Heights, Kentucky, Prysmian Group North America operates in the United States and Canada. In July 2018, the Group finalized the acquisition of General Cable resulting in combined operations that include 23 plants, 6 R&D centers and over 5,800 employees.
“In Sedalia and Pettis County, we take pride in the more than 70 industries who call Pettis County home,” said Executive Director of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County Jessica Craig. “ We look forward to continuing the partnership with Prysmian Group as they grow and expand operations here.”