Coming on the heels of the announcement that it would move into the power transformer marketplace, Howard Industries, Laurel, Miss., recently unveiled plans for a new 150,000 sq ft production facility to house the new division. The company currently manufacturers 10,000 KVA and as high as 34.5kV transformers, but those produced at the new facility will be as large as 60 MVA and as high as 230kV.

The $20,000,000 facility will be completed late Q4 2002 or early Q1 2003 and located in Ellisville, Miss., near the company’s new technology park. The company expects the new plant to create between 400 and 500 new jobs that will range from production personnel to sales and marketing positions.