Governor Abbott Touts Texas’ Manufacturing Might At Schneider Electric In El Paso

~ Today, Governor Greg Abbott celebrated the opening of Schneider Electric's new El Paso Plant with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The facility is expected to bring over 350 jobs and $20 million in capital investment to El Paso.

At the ceremony, Governor Abbott praised Texas' booming tech manufacturing sector and its reputation as a hub of innovation for the future of technology. He was joined by Schneider Electric North America CEO Annette Clayton, North America President Aamir Paul, and Global Supply Chain Senior Vice President Javed Ahmad; Representative Claudia Ordaz; El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego; El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser; Borderplex Alliance CEO John Barela; and other local leaders.

The Governor presented a proclamation to CEO Clayton to commemorate the new facility. In July, First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Secretary of State Jane Nelson, and Texas Economic Development and Tourism Executive Director Adriana Cruz toured Schneider Electric's headquarters in Paris, France while on an economic development mission to Germany, the United Kingdom, and France.

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Governor Abbott stated that "Texas is a hub of innovation, and Schneider Electric's new facility in El Paso will help produce medium voltage switchgear serving the data center market segment. Schneider Electric is a key part of the Texas economic juggernaut, and I thank Judge Samaniego, Mayor Leeser, the Borderplex Alliance, and all the community leaders involved for their work to bring such a great company to this wonderful city. This facility is an investment in the future of El Paso and an important piece in building the Texas of tomorrow."

The opening of Schneider Electric's new plant marks another milestone for Texas' tech manufacturing sector as it continues to fuel economic growth across the state.

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