Schneider Electric USA, Inc., a global company that specializes in energy management and automation, will locate its major Southeast regional office to Franklin, Tennessee. The company plans to hire 250 associates.
The company will consolidate its existing Middle Tennessee operations in Davidson and Rutherford counties to Williamson County. The consolidation will relocate approximately 900 current employees.
“The state of Tennessee has long been a hub of innovation for Schneider Electric, and we are happy to maintain our strong commitment to the communities where we live and work,” said Annette Clayton, CEO/President of Schneider Electric North America.
“Our new facility in Franklin will be our largest office in the country, creating an environment that encourages collaboration with customers and employees. The facility will be designed with the Schneider Electric vision of workplace collaboration and energy efficiency and will create a center of leadership and excellence,” she added.
Schneider Electric’s regional office will be located at Two Franklin Park in a newly constructed 150,000 square foot space, which is slated to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2017. The workforce will be comprised of engineering, sales, R&D and corporate functions for several national and global business units.
“We thank Schneider Electric for choosing Franklin for its regional office and creating 250 new jobs in Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Many companies have selected Tennessee as a base for their operations, and we are proud they call our state home. Today’s announcement is great news not only for Williamson County, but for the entire state as it supports our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Serving the people of the Valley by attracting and retaining companies with quality jobs in our region is fundamental to TVA’s mission,” TVA Senior Vice President John Bradley said. “TVA and Middle Tennessee EMC congratulate Schneider Electric on its new regional headquarters. We are proud to partner with Williamson, Inc., the city of Franklin, Williamson County and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help foster new job growth in the Valley.”