Mitsubishi breaks ground for Memphis transformer factory

Warrendale, Pa., May 4, 2011 — Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. will break ground for its new heavy electrical equipment production facility in Memphis, Tennessee, May 10 at Rivergate Industrial Park.

Mitsubishi Electric executives will join local civic and business leaders at the event to turn the first earth for the $200 million, 350,000-sq.-ft. factory that will initially produce large power transformers. Construction is scheduled to begin in late spring 2011 to support production in 2013.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products expects to hire about 275 people, most locally, with recruiting set to begin this year.

Headquartered in Warrendale, Penn., Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. is the U.S. unit of Mitsubishi Electric Corp., responsible for serving the North American power systems, rail transportation and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services. Products include gas circuit breakers, gas insulated sub-stations, electricity transmission technologies, ozone water treatment systems, uninterruptible power supplies and rail transportation equipment.

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