Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. (SE&A), announced plans yesterday to invest $7.2 million to expand its manufacturing facility in New Kensington, PA. The plant, formerly owned by Robicon Corp., was acquired by SE&A in July 2005. The expanded facility will support SE&A's large drives business, specifically the Robicon Perfect Harmony brand. It will also develop, assemble and test large variable frequency drives used in oil and gas, power generation, and municipal wastewater applications.
Siemens said it plans to create 145 new full-time positions upon completion of the expansion for a total of 480 positions in New Kensington. The 30,000-sq.-ft. facility is expected to be completed in March 2007.