Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., Munich, Germany, recently celebrated the dedication of its newly revitalized electric motor manufacturing facility in Norwood, Ohio. After a $30 million investment, the facility has been transformed into a "Global Motor” research and technology development center that will contribute to enhancements in Siemens motors sold throughout the world.

The Norwood Motor Manufacturing Facility, originally built in 1898, was the first manufacturing facility in Norwood, Ohio, and is one of Siemens' oldest manufacturing facilities in the world. Siemens spent more than $10 million to renovate and expand existing buildings and more than $17 million to purchase new machinery and equipment including $8.5 million worth of machinery and equipment to be used for research and development.