Thomas & Betts to expand, create 90 new jobs

Thomas & Betts to expand, create 90 new jobs

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis company plans to expand operations and pour a major investment into Shelby County, which includes more jobs.

Thomas & Betts officials announced Friday the company will expand its operations and consolidate its R&D functions to a new location in Memphis.

The global industrial technology leader will invest $20.7 million and create 90 new jobs in the county.

"I want to thank ABB and Thomas & Betts for expanding in Memphis and for creating 90 new jobs in Shelby County," Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. "The manufacturing sector in Tennessee has gained over 46,000 jobs since 2011. I appreciate Thomas & Betts for continuing the momentum of the manufacturing sector for our state, and I look forward to our continued partnership."

Thomas & Betts is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission, and reliability of electrical power.

The company boasts a portfolio of 200,000 products that are marketed under more than 45 premium product brands.

"Memphis and Thomas & Betts have been partners for over a quarter century," Franklin Sullivan, lead division manager ABB Electrification Products Division, said. "We have found it to be a perfect place to do business, with a hard-working, highly educated workforce. We're pleased to be beginning a new chapter in our history here."

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