El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego and El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser along with other city and county officials made the announcement on Tuesday morning that Schneider Electric, will be building a huge new manufacturing plant in northwest El Paso. Schneider Electric will be making a $100 million investment in the El Paso area that the company says will help relieve the supply chain issues of the products they manufacture.

Schneider Electric will be building a new 160,000 square foot manufacturing plant in northwest El Paso and that means that on top of the estimated 400 new jobs that they will be bringing to our area for the plant, there will also be potentially hundreds of jobs to just build the facility. According to a press release by the City, Schneider's manufacturing facility will "produce customized low voltage switchboards that distribute electricity to one or more sources in commercial settings." I don't know what that is but it sounds like a skilled labor workforce will be needed and that's what El Paso needs.

Patricia Martinez
Patricia Martinez

Schneider Electric’s officials say the El Paso plant will give them the opportunity to "deliver on its promise to customers in the face of numerous supply chain challenges", and El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said having Schneider here will "showcase the talent of our skilled workforce.” El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego pointed to the good-paying jobs that Schneider will bring to the area. It will also help show other businesses and industries that El Paso has talent and a "thoughtful approach for business" that would help other companies that come to El Paso to thrive.

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There is no word on the timeline for the beginning of construction of the new facility or when the jobs will begin rolling in, but we will keep you posted on all of that on-air and online.

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