Scaling Donegal business to create 200 jobs in US

Headquartered in Burnfoot Co. Donegal, E+I Engineering has over 2,000 employees globally and trades with over 32 countries.

Northwestern company E+I Engineering is to accelerate its existing US operations with a $13m expansion that will create 200 new jobs.

Founded in 1986, E+I Engineering designs, manufactures and sells electrical power distribution products across plants in Derry, Donegal, the United Arab Emirates and the recently expanded facility in South Carolina.

“From our establishment in the North West over 35 years ago, E+I Engineering has seen continued strength in our overseas operations, particularly in North America”

With 2,000 employees globally, E+I Engineering claims to be the largest electrical switchgear manufacturer in Ireland and the UK. Its products service large infrastructure projects such as data centres, banks, airports, arenas and hospitals.

Keeping ahead of the game

The acceleration of production facilities in South Carolina will increase capacity to meet growing US demand and facilitate additional modular power solutions, providing a complete data center power distribution system in an increasingly efficient manner.

The expansion, which added an additional 100,000 sq ft to the existing 230,000 sq ft site, is nearing completion and will be followed by further growth across the island of Ireland as E+I Engineering steps up all aspects of its operations off the back of recent success.

“The E+I Engineering team is thrilled to announce the creation of 200 new jobs at our U.S. plant in Anderson, South Carolina,” said E+I Engineering managing director Philip O’Doherty.

“This investment marks an acceleration in our presence in North America which is testament to both growing demand for our products and the skilled workforce in the area.”

“From our establishment in the North West over 35 years ago, E+I Engineering has seen continued strength in our overseas operations, particularly in North America. We have adapted our hiring plans to reflect our commitment to meeting customer demand in the region.

“This is a competitive industry, and we strive to be ahead of the game by creating high-quality, skilled jobs and providing the most professional leadership.”

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 17 May 2021

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