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ABB opens Senatobia facility to build parts previously made overseas

(SOURCE: ABB) (SOURCE: ABB)
SENATOBIA, MS (WMC) -

A leading power and automation technology group is bringing new jobs to Mississippi with it's newest manufacturing facility.

ABB opened a new advanced manufacturing facility in Senatobia that will produce ABB Tmax XT molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) and the ABB Emax 2 air circuit breaker for the United States. These electrical components were previously manufactured overseas, but will now be made in the new facility in Senatobia.

The 85,000 square foot facility will also bring 200 new jobs by the third year of its operation and an additional 100 jobs that will be added before the fifth year. That means the facility will provide 500 people with jobs within the first five years.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant joined ABB's managing director of the Protection and Connection business, Giampiero Frisio, and executive vice president for North America Franklin Sullivan for the ribbon cutting. 

"We will be manufacturing products here specifically for the U.S. market using advanced manufacturing methods," Frisio said. "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."

The new facility will also have an on-site engineering team. This provides the Senatobia facility with the ability to design and produce custom enclosed assemblies within the complete line of ABB electrification protection and control products.

The global headquarters for ABB's Electrification Products Installation Products Business Unit, including Thomas & Betts, is in Memphis.

ABB acquired Thomas & Betts in 2012.

ABB is headquartered out of Zurich, Switzerland.

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