ABB to manufacture innovative low-voltage solutions in Senatobia, Mississippi

“We will be manufacturing products here specifically for the U.S. market using advanced manufacturing methods,” said Frisio. “This investment was made in the surrounding Memphis area to have our production facility close to our U.S. headquarters. As a pioneering technology leader, we aim to have the broadest portfolio to make doing business easier for our customers.”

“ABB has become the only manufacturer of molded case circuit breakers making products in america for american customers”

In the last ten years, ABB has invested $10 billion in the U.S. and is the only manufacturer of MCCBs in America for American customers.

The 85,000-square-foot facility will produce ABB Tmax XT molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) and the ABB Emax 2 air circuit breaker, which were previously manufactured overseas.

ABB’s MCCBs are the smallest and most technologically advanced in the world. These devices provide protection via a combination of trip mechanisms for thermal overloads, short circuits and ground faults. ABB’s Emax 2 is the world’s first circuit breaker with integrated power management, which enables significant energy efficiency benefits. This facility will also produce a wide range of protection and control products.

The plant will create 200 new jobs by the third year of operation, with another 100 jobs expected to be added by the fifth year.

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