SPX Corp. revealed its newly completed manufacturing facility addition at 400 S. Prairie Ave. in Waukesha last week.
The $70 million project will create more than 200 jobs in the company’s Transformer Solutions division.
“This really is truly a point where government and business came together to put together a state of the art facility that is creating jobs,” said Thom Farrell, Transformer Solutions president.
SPX added 54,000 square feet to its existing building, bringing the space to 432,000 square feet. It’s also the tallest building in Waukesha at 122 feet.
The vertical space is needed to build and test larger transformers, about three times the size of SPX’s current products. SPX’s main customers are power companies.