Toshiba Wraps Up Texas Control Plant Expansion

September 2013, Vol. 240 No. 9

Toshiba International Corp. (TIC) completed an expansion of its control plant in Houston, which provides an additional 107,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space. The new space is scheduled to go into production shortly.

The $20 million capital investment will double the capacity of its medium-voltage, adjustable-speed drive product line, which has seen substantial growth over the last two years. The expansion will allow TIC to reduce lead times in key markets, including oil, gas and mining.
The expansion will bring another 100 jobs to the Houston area, adding to the large employee growth TIC has had in the last two years. The 55-acre facility has undergone three expansions in the last five years.