A Donegal-based company, founded in 1986, called E+I Engineering, have accelerated their existing US operations with a €13m (€10.7m) expansion due to create 200 jobs.
The expansion of its US facility will increase capacity by adding 100,000sq ft to the pre-existing 230,000 sq ft site and will be followed by additional growth across its facilities in Ireland. It will also allow them to meet the growing demand for modular power solutions in the US, providing an efficient and effective data centre power distribution system.
E+I Engineering, headquartered in Burnfoot, are the largest electrical switchgear manufacturer in Ireland and the UK with 2,000 employees globally, produce in-house power solutions and electrical power distribution products across various plants located in regions including Donegal, Derry, the UAE, and South Carolina. Their products service large infrastructure projects nationally and internationally such as hospitals, arenas, data centers and airports. South Carolina’s Department of Commerce has contributed funding in the amount of $350,000 to assist in preparing the site and construction costs.
Philip O’Doherty, founder and managing director of E+I Engineering stated that he was “thrilled to announce the creation of 200 new jobs” at the US plant and that “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,”.
Philip explained “From our establishment in the northwest 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”. He goes on to explain how E+I Engineering have tried to stay ahead of their competitive in an increasingly innovative field by stating “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.”