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Power Grid Supply Chain: S&C Electric Expands Manufacturing Capacity

March 21, 2023
S&C says expanding will help the company meet increasing demand for power grid technology.

Transmission and distribution grid manufacturing firm S&C Electric Company, is planning to expand its U.S. manufacturing footprint with a 275,000-square-foot facility in Palatine, Illinois, nearly 25 miles from S&C’s 47-acre Chicago headquarters and manufacturing campus in Rogers Park.

The announcement comes at a time of shortages of critical transmission and distribution parts and components, including transformers, cable, conductors, meters and other items.

S&C Electric employs 3,500 team members globally and more than 2,000 in Chicago, making it the second-largest manufacturer in the city.

“Chicago has been home to S&C for over 110 years, and the talent here is an essential part of our growth and success. This expansion strengthens our commitment to U.S. manufacturing and the Chicagoland area, allowing us to better serve customers with solutions that advance a resilient, intelligent electrical grid,” said Anders Sjoelin, S&C’s president and CEO. “Additionally, we’re pleased to add jobs, create value, and support our local team members and communities.”

In addition to jobs at the new facility, the company is hiring across the organization, including roles in assembly, fabrication, maintenance, manufacturing technology, cybersecurity, engineering and quality assurance.

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