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ABB Moves Circuit Breaker Production from Overseas to Mississippi

Sept. 30, 2016
The 85,000-square-foot facility will produce molded case circuit breakers and air circuit breakers that were previously manufactured overseas.
Cutting the ribbon at the new ABB Senatobia, Miss., facility are: (l to r) Tim Climer, Tate County Economic Development; Micky Mulligan, Mississippi Development Authority; Ben Buley, ABB; Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant; Giampiero Frisio, ABB; Franklin Sullivan, ABB; Michele Putignano, ABB

ABB, Swiss the international power and automation technology group, is expanding its operations in the southern United States since its acquisition of Thomas & Betts in Memphis, has now opened a new advanced manufacturing facility in Senatobia, Miss., to supply circuit breakers to the U.S. market.

The 85,000-square-foot facility will produce ABB Tmax XT molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) and the ABB Emax 2 air circuit breaker, which were previously manufactured overseas. The plant will create 200 new jobs by the third year of operation, with another 100 jobs expected to be added by the fifth year.