is expanding its Badger Drive manufacturing plant
and upgrading its technology.
Plans for Eaton Cooper Power Systems’ $54 million,
52,000-square-foot expansion are moving forward. The Plan
Commission unanimously approved preliminary plans for the
project on Wednesday night.
Community Development Specialist Jeff Fortin said the
expansion will create an estimated 200 jobs.
Badger Drive facility expansion includes converting
60,000 square feet of warehouse space and expanding the
fabrication center to add capacity for Eaton’s
transformer and regulator business. New technology
solutions, including robotic welding, will help expedite
manufacturing, Mark Horner, Eaton’s senior manager of
global communications, has said in the past.
Commissioner Joan Francoeur said she’d like to see more
attention given to landscaping at the facility,
especially after speaking to an employee who said he’d
like to see more green out there.
Dublin, Ireland-based Eaton is expanding its
manufacturing plants and upgrading technology at its
Badger Drive, North Street and Lincoln Avenue Power
Systems locations in Waukesha. Work on the expansion and
upgrades began in January and are expected to wrap up in