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Siemens Energy picks Charlotte for upcoming $150 million plant expansion

Siemens Energy will build a $150 million advanced manufacturing facility to produce large power transformers in Charlotte, the company announced.

“Manufacturing large power transformers in the United States will strengthen and expand our electrical grid to incorporate more renewable energy and meet growing energy demand,” said Tim Holt, member of the executive board of Siemens Energy. “We are excited to do that in Charlotte, where our existing factory and incredible team is answering the call of our customers and policymakers to help protect our nation’s energy and national security.”

Siemens Energy has been operating in the United States for more than 100 years and currently has 21 manufacturing and service facilities and upwards of 10,000 employees in the country.

“Siemens Energy is bringing even more great energy manufacturing jobs to the Charlotte community, and this latest expansion demonstrates once again their confidence in our state and its outstanding workforce,” Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement. “Bringing production of these high voltage transformers onshore not only creates American jobs but makes our electric grid more resilient and ready for the transition to clean energy.”

With an energy hub already located in Charlotte, Siemens Energy is now expanding its operations to include an advanced manufacturing facility that will be used to produce large power transformers.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently highlighted the need for a strong domestic manufacturing base for national security concerns.

“We are excited to have Siemens Energy choose Charlotte for its advanced manufacturing facility,” said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles. “Siemens Energy has been a valued corporate partner in our community for many years, and this added investment will create jobs, drive economic growth in our city, and contribute to our nation’s well-being.”

Siemens Energy plans to expand at its current facility located off Westinghouse Boulevard.

This project was a collaborative effort between the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the North Carolina General Assembly, Duke Energy, and the North Carolina Railroad.

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