Swiss-Based ABB Expands Manufacturing Center in Senatobia, Mississippi
The project is a $36 million corporate investment and will create 50 new jobs. The expansion also will enable the company to fill 150 of the remaining 300 jobs announced in 2016.
According to state officials ABB, which opened its Senatobia operations in September 2016 creating 300 jobs, is constructing a 200,000-square-foot addition next to its existing Senatobia facility to support the company’s growth. ABB plans to begin construction on the addition this spring with operations beginning in the new facility by the end of the year.
The expansion will strengthen the company’s capabilities for full production of ABB Tmax XT circuit breakers. Other productions manufactured in Senatobia include the company’s Emax 2 Breakers, TruONE Automatic Transfer Switch assemblies and other electrical switches.
“Since 2010, ABB has invested over $14 billion in the United States, and the U.S. represents the largest market for our products,” said President of the Americas for ABB Greg Scheu. “We will continue to invest in the products we make here, as well as the people who make them, as we expand to meet customer demand.”
Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for infrastructure and building improvements as an incentive. The city of Senatobia and Tate County are providing standard property tax exemptions.
“ABB’s decision to expand in Senatobia just more than two years after opening is a shining example of a public/private partnership benefiting the people of our great state. Mississippians are hard workers, and I know ABB’s new employees will continue the company’s legacy of manufacturing quality, high-tech electrical components,” Governor Phil Bryant said.
ABB employs approximately 1,400 in Mississippi throughout its locations in Senatobia, Byhalia, Columbus and Crystal Springs.
“Based in Zurich, Switzerland, ABB is a technology-driven company with a global footprint, so the company’s expansion in Senatobia is a strategic move and a compliment to North Mississippi, as the company has found we have the people and prime location that enable ABB to reach its corporate goals in our state,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr.
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