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Eaton fuels the next generation of manufacturing innovation in El Paso, Texas

December 19, 2019

  • State-of-the-art facility moves to production, delivers more than 150 jobs to the local community with hiring expected to continue into 2020


EL PASO, TX…
Power management company Eaton announced today that the company’s new manufacturing facility in El Paso, Texas, is now operating two production lines after hiring more than 150 employees in just six months. Additional hiring is expected as the facility continues toward its goal of hiring more than 200 workers. Onboarding and training these new colleagues is consistent with Eaton’s commitment to educating the next generation of industry professionals and raising up new leaders in the field.

“When Eaton chose El Paso as the location for our new facility, we knew the community was home to a skilled and diverse manufacturing talent pool,” said Alex Mora, plant manager, Eaton. “As we continue to scale operations, we’re committed to finding and developing the best and brightest individuals as we seek to close the industry skills gap and provide workers with the training and experience they need to succeed, now and in the future.”

Eaton’s 280,000-square-foot El Paso facility launched in April 2019 with the goal of operating production lines to manufacture power distribution equipment for use in applications including commercial buildings, data centers and industrial facilities. The facility began shipping product from its switchboard product line in late April 2019, and its motor control center product line in July 2019. All employees at Eaton’s El Paso facility complete a thorough training program that includes receiving safety certification from standards organization UL.

“We take pride in creating a world-class culture driven by professionals dedicated to safety, continuous improvement and going beyond the status quo,” said Mora. “We empower employees to innovate new processes, techniques and solutions that incorporate the latest manufacturing trends and adapt to evolving market dynamics. The El Paso community has been incredibly supportive of our efforts and have given us the resources we need to identify the right people to meet our needs and the needs of Eaton’s customers.”

Eaton is committed to preparing the workforce of today to help bridge the gap between industry needs and education. Eaton is addressing the skills gap through long-term investments in higher education, partnerships with recognized industry and regional organizations and targeted training programs. To learn more about Eaton’s efforts to empower the next generation of industry professionals, visit Eaton.com/NextGenEducation.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.

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Hilary Spittle, (440) 523-5352
Mark Van Hook, (919) 459-6481