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Italy-Based Westrafo Plans Trotwood, Ohio, Operations

Italy-based Westrafo, a manufacturer of power transformers and energy solutions, plans to establish North American production operations in Trotwood, Ohio. The up to $15 million project is expected to create 230 jobs.

The new facility will produce the company’s medium and high-voltage transformers and energy solutions systems, which are focused on renewable energy growth, JobsOhio said.

“Building on the principles that have guided our growth, such as innovation, sustainability, and strong customer focus, we believe it is crucial to invest in the country that is focusing more than any other on the development of an efficient and sustainable grid,” said Westrafo CEO Alberto Cracco.

Westrafo’s product portfolio includes integrated solutions for the energy world and customized power and distribution transformers for different applications, according to customer specifications: photovoltaic, wind, hydrogen, energy storage and different types of industrial applications.

“Today’s announcement with Westrafo demonstrates Ohio’s longstanding commitment to creating a business environment where international businesses and their people can thrive,” noted JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “We look forward to being a partner in Westrafo’s long-term success as it establishes its North American footprint and advances renewable energy technology with Ohio’s ingenuity and talent.”

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