The Eaton Corp. plant in eastern Henrico County


Eaton Corp.


A manufacturer of power management equipment plans to expand its operations in Henrico County and create around 80 jobs.

Eaton Corp. plans to invest $ 3.6 million to move production from California to a facility the company currently operates at 4200 Oakley Court, east Henrico, Governor Ralph Northam’s office said Friday.

The new jobs will be created when the company expands the production of electrical components within the existing floor space of the plant. The facility manufactures power distribution units, busway and tap-off box product lines, remote power panels, static transfer switches and transformers in size and power.

The company employs around 230 people in the greater Richmond area, said an Eaton spokesman.

The company plans to gradually expand the number of jobs at the Henrico plant in the course of 2021. Positions include positions in engineering, supply chain, and human resources, as well as manufacturing positions such as assemblers, winders, material handlers, quality technicians and electrical test technicians and machine operators.

The company is based in Dublin, Ireland and operational headquarters in Beachwood, Ohio. The company operates in more than 175 countries and employs approximately 92,000 people with sales of $ 17.9 billion in 2020.

“Optimizing our existing Eaton presence in Henrico will ensure that our operations are well positioned for future success,” said Chris Butler, senior vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Power Quality Division, in a statement. “This investment further strengthens our commitment to our Greater Richmond operations and we look forward to being a long-time member of this community.”