Supporting America’s transition to an era of smarter, more reliable, and more stable energy grids, senior executives of Alstom Grid celebrated the opening of a new disconnect switch manufacturing facility in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, that will strengthen the company’s ability to deliver switches tailored to the needs of U.S. customers. Spanning 25,000 square feet, the state-of-the art facility complements Alstom Grid's U.S. presence and benefits from a highly skilled local talent pool with decades of experience in high-voltage equipment.
The grand opening of the new facility was marked by a ribbon cutting, and a full program of activities made possible through Alstom’s strong working partnerships with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, General Industries, which constructed and leases the plant, and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. Tours of the new production line allowed guests to see how local Alstom workers will use cutting-edge manufacturing processes to deliver disconnect switches customized to U.S. standards and construction requirements. The Charleroi plant is equipped to deliver vertical break, center break, double side break and semi-pantograph switches up to 800 kV.