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Prysmian Group Expands Du Quoin, Illinois, Operations

Prysmian Group, the world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, will expand its operations in Du Quoin, Illinois. The $63.8 million project is expected to create 80 jobs in Perry County.

The investment includes an additional 100,000-square-feet of manufacturing space and seven major pieces of equipment, including a two-line expansion for renewable cable production.

"This expansion will produce cutting-edge, high-quality, sustainable products that not only help enhance the grid - by increasing reliability, preventing blackouts and reducing overall maintenance costs," said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. "Ultimately, we will ensure we have the capacity needed, when it is needed, in order to ensure we can build an electrical grid that's built for the future. As we work to help harden the grid across the U.S., Du Quoin will play a large role in that."

The project is being supported by a Reimagining Energy and Vehicles in Illinois Act (REV) incentive package.

"REV Illinois is already changing the way we do business in Illinois by providing competitive incentive packages to companies that share the State's commitment to building a clean energy economy," noted DCEO Director Kristin Richards. "Prysmian Group's groundbreaking represents another positive step forward toward building up the clean energy ecosystem in Southern Illinois by creating jobs and investing in the community."

Prysmian Group is supporting the worldwide transition to clean energy by manufacturing thousands of miles of cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as cables in microgrids, energy storage, renewable energy and EVs and EV charging stations, which have different requirements and specifications than traditional cables.

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