Siemens Invests $10 Million in Grand Prairie Hub as Semiconductor Manufacturing Sets to Boom

Siemens will invest $10 million to expand its Grand Prairie manufacturing center as part of a broader campaign to capitalize on semiconductor fabs being built in the United States

The German company’s investment in Texas, along with additional spending at its California hub, will help fuel projects like Intel Corp’s new chip factories. announced for Arizona and Ohio. In total, Siemens plans to invest $54 million in its US facilities and create 300 new jobs.

President Joe Biden highlighted Siemens’ investment during a White House event on Friday.

In Grand Prairie, Siemens will add 25,000 square feet of space to its existing facility of 750 employees. The plant manufactures circuit breakers and equipment that supports the electrical infrastructure of select data centers, industrial sites and healthcare facilities nationwide.

The addition will include an electric paint line to help reduce the facility’s carbon footprint by 90%. The expansion project will begin this year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

“Texas is very good for business,” said Barry Powell, electrical product manager at Siemens Smart Infrastructure US. “We think the Dallas metro area is a great place to find skilled workers in this current environment. We have a great management team and we just felt it was the best place to get value from our investment.

At its hub in Pomona, California, Siemens will create charging equipment for electric vehicles.

“This commitment from Siemens proves the ripple effect infrastructure investments can have in supporting well-paying, highly-skilled jobs for workers, not just in one city or state, but in communities across the country. America,” Siemens CEO Barbara Humpton said in a statement.

Humpton is one of several manufacturing executives who have met with Biden in recent weeks to discuss expansion plans. Biden’s State of the Union address included a shoutout to Intel for its plan to bolster U.S. semiconductor production.

Last month, Texas Instruments announced plans to invest $3.5 billion a year in manufacturing semiconductor chips in the United States through 2025. Last year, Samsung announced that the company would build a $17 billion chip factory north of Austin, where it already has a semiconductor plant.

Manufacturing jobs in the United States stand at about 12.6 million, about 200,000 less than before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Siemens employs around 40,000 people.

For the Siemens plant in Grand Prairie, the investment will increase the productivity of daily operations, said Corey Scales, plant manager specialized in Grand Prairie.

“(The investment) brings new knowledge to the guys who work there,” Scales said, including giving employees the opportunity to work with robotics.

Siemens also plans to select a new manufacturing site to build more than one million electric vehicle chargers over the next four years. The facility will be the company’s third U.S. eMobility hub and is expected to support more than 100 new jobs. A location will be identified this spring.

“The foundation was created to jump-start rapid progress to improve the vital infrastructure systems that power our way of life, and our investment is proof that Siemens is ready to put that progress into action,” said Ruth Gratzke. , president of Siemens Smart Infrastructure. A declaration.

Additionally, Siemens will expand its infrastructure footprint across the country in places such as South Carolina, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Massachusetts.

Siemens Group USA generated $17 billion in revenue in fiscal 2020 as a key provider of electrification and automation technologies for the manufacturing sector. The company employs around 40,000 people.

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