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Texas Lures Factories Powering AI Data Center Boom

When deciding where to build the factories that will satisfy data center operators’ insatiable demand for electrical equipment, companies are flocking to one state in particular: Texas.

Schneider Electric SE’s campus in El Paso is now the company’s largest in the US, with the French switchgear manufacturer launching its fourth plant in the city late last year. Siemens AG invested $150 million to build an electrical infrastructure plant in Fort Worth to complement the work of a recently expanded circuit-breaker plant about 20 miles to the east in Grand Prairie. Eaton Corp. is spending $80 million to expand production capacity in El Paso, including opening a new facility. It’s also investing $100 million to more than double the size of an existing factory in Nacogdoches in the state to bolster production of voltage regulators for utility customers.

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