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Siemens Wendell plant to hire 50 for new production

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WENDELL — Global industrial manufacturing company Siemens announced it would expand manufacturing operations at its facility in Wendell, creating 50 jobs.

The Wake County facility will produce the company's eMobility Rave charger, a device used to power electric trucks and buses, such as those used as shuttles at airports, according to a May 13 press release.

The plant will also begin manufacturing the tiastar motor control center, an electrical component found in fans, conveyors, pumps and blowers.

The new factory jobs include work in mechanical assembly, wiring and supervision. The 272,000-square-foot facility on Siemens Drive already employs 400 people.

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"Siemens is dedicated to the pursuit of best-in-class solutions for the transportation electrification market, and we're proud to now locally manufacture a solution for the bus, truck, and fleet markets," said a statement from John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility and Future Grid business unit in North America.

"With the substantial growth we are experiencing in the transportation electrification market, local assembly, adaptation, and availability are critical to match the pace of this growing field. At Wendell, we have the knowledge, skillset, and facility footprint to accommodate the increased demand."

The Wendell facility is ISO 9001 certified and was constructed in the 1980s. Over the years, it has taken on several product lines, the most recent being for Siemens' Future Grid business segment, which includes the eMobility, photovoltaic, and energy storage solutions, the release said.

The company is headquartered in Germany.