Siemens has completed the $36 million expansion of its Spartanburg, South Carolina manufacturing facility.

The company’s three-year expansion has added 52,000 square feet to the facility, which produces busway products, lighting panels and power distribution switchboards for commercial buildings and critical electrical infrastructure.

“Siemens’ critical infrastructure technologies, manufactured by the skilled workforce here in Spartanburg, are supporting the industries that form the backbone of America’s economy,” said Barbara Humpton, president & CEO of Siemens US.

“As this economy rebounds, and the need for innovative infrastructure grows, our expanded Spartanburg facility will play a vital role in ensuring our customers and America’s supply chain remains strong, just as it has throughout the pandemic.”

The factory first broke ground on the expansion in 2018, and will reportedly add 180 jobs to the facility. The company said the plant required increased capacity due to demand from infrastructure customers across the construction, industrial, and data center markets.

As well as the new floorspace, the 237,000 sq ft facility includes a new energy-efficient plating line, additional manufacturing equipment, LED lighting retrofits, energy efficient HVAC units and the implementation of a wood pallet recycling program.

“Siemens is an important part of our South Carolina community and their growth is a reason to celebrate. We congratulate them on their latest expansion and look forward to their continued success,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

The plant has been in operation for more than 50 years and currently employees 530 people.