Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader serving the utility, industry, and infrastructure sectors, announced plans to invest $10 million in its facility in Jefferson City, Missouri. Hitachi Energy’s expansion will allow for increased operations at the facility and is expected to create 75 new jobs in the region.
“Hitachi Energy’s expansion in Jefferson City is an important development for the company and the State,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “As Hitachi Energy celebrates its 50th anniversary as a premier employer here in Central Missouri, we are pleased to see its ongoing support of the regional economy and commitment to bringing good-paying jobs to the community. We are happy to play a role in supporting that success.”
The company’s expansion and investment comes as the facility celebrates 50 years in operation, and signifies a commitment to continued growth and its employees in Jefferson City.
“As electricity emerges as the backbone of our entire energy system, more and more sectors of the economy depend on distribution transformers,” said Steve McKinney, Senior VP and General Manager of Hitachi Energy’s Transformer Business in North America. “As a result, we are seeing demand skyrocket. We continue to invest aggressively to ensure that our Jefferson City location can help address that demand and remains at the forefront of innovation.”
Hitachi Energy’s expansion will help meet demand for electrical transformers, a key component of power grids around the world. The company provides goods and services to critical infrastructure industries and is a key supplier for Ameren Missouri.