Hitachi Energy Expands Jefferson City, Missouri, Electrical Transformer Plant
The expansion will allow for increased capabilities at the company’s existing facility, which specializes in the production of electrical transformers.
“As electricity emerges as the backbone of our entire energy system, more and more sectors of the economy depend on distribution transformers,” said Steve McKinney, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hitachi Energy’s Transformer Business in North America. “As a result, we are seeing demand skyrocket. We continue to invest aggressively to ensure that our Jefferson City location can help address that demand and remains at the forefront of innovation.”
Hitachi Energy used the Missouri Works program for the expansion, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.
“Hitachi Energy’s facility in Jefferson City has long been a staple of the community and one of the area’s largest employers, and we’re thrilled to see this investment,” said Maggie Kost, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “We appreciate the hard work of our local partners, including the Jefferson City Regional Economic Partnership, that helped make this project a reality. Hitachi Energy’s commitment to continued growth in Cole County will benefit the local economy and Missourians in the region for years to come.”
Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. The company services customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain.
“We’re thrilled to see the continued opportunities for Hitachi Energy’s growth right here in Jefferson City,” said Luke Holtschneider, President of the Jefferson City Regional Economic Partnership. “Hitachi Energy is a top employer in Central Missouri, and we look forward to assisting in their continued success during the next 50 years.”
“Congratulations to Hitachi Energy for 50 years in the community,” said Mark Birk, chairman and president of Ameren Missouri. “For five decades, Hitachi Energy has provided good-paying jobs and brought economic growth stretching across Missouri. Hitachi Energy is a critical partner in Ameren Missouri’s effort to increase reliability for energy customers across the state. They do this by supplying the state-of-the-art equipment – products made in Missouri, by Missourians for Ameren Missouri customers.”
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