More motors: Siemens completes $30 million Norwood, OH, plant expansion

Norwood, OH – End users, machine building OEMs, and system integrators may have an easier time selecting and using motor-related technologies because of a $30 million Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. investment to revitalize an electric motor manufacturing facility in Norwood, Ohio.
By Control Engineering Staff December 26, 2007

Norwood, OH – End users, machine building OEMs, and system integrators may have an easier time selecting and using motor-related technologies as a result of a $30 million

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.

investment to revitalize an Ohio electric motor manufacturing facility. The newly dedicated facility is

Siemens

motors sold worldwide, the company says.

The Norwood Motor Manufacturing Facility was built in 1898. It was the first manufacturing facility in Norwood, OH, and is one of Siemens’ oldest manufacturing facilities. The company spent more than $10 million to renovate and expand existing buildings and in excess of $17 million to purchase machinery and equipment, including $8.5 million for machinery and equipment to be used in research and development. The State of Ohio provided incentives to Siemens, which employs more than 400 people at the facility, to help secure the investment and proceed with the upgrade.

“I am honored to be a part of the inauguration of the Norwood Motor Manufacturing Facility,” said Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. “Ohio’s economic prowess has been driven by manufacturing. And investments by global manufacturing companies such as Siemens represent the future of Ohio’s economic landscape.”

“The Norwood facility is a great example of how technological innovation can help revitalize an industry, especially with the help of a highly skilled and productive work force,” said George Nolen, president and CEO of Siemens Corp.

“Siemens is committed to our employees and to manufacturing in the U.S.,” added Dennis Sadlowski, president and CEO, Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. “With the strong workforce here in Norwood and the expansion complete, Siemens is confident the Norwood facility will remain a center of excellence for the company by producing the highest-quality motors for our customers and driving motor technology innovations that will dramatically improve the efficiency of manufacturing throughout the world.”

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