S&C Electric Company Expanding U.S. Manufacturing Operations to Meet North American Demand for Its Grid-Resilience Technologies

  • Expanded operations supports growth and creates approximately 200 production and engineering jobs.
  • This expansion in capacity enables S&C to meet increasing demand for technology that makes the electrical grid more resilient and reliable.
  • Full occupancy and production start-up are expected in early 2024.

CHICAGO, March 21, 2023 – S&C Electric Company, a leader in smart and resilient electrical grid solutions, today announced the expansion of its U.S. manufacturing footprint with a 275,000-square-foot facility in Palatine, Illinois, approximately 25 miles from S&C’s 47-acre Chicago headquarters and manufacturing campus in Rogers Park. The company employs 3,500 team members globally and more than 2,000 in Chicago, making it the second-largest manufacturer in the city.

“Chicago has been home to S&C for over 110 years, and the talent here is an essential part of our growth and success. This expansion strengthens our commitment to U.S. manufacturing and the Chicagoland area, allowing us to better serve customers with solutions that advance a resilient, intelligent electrical grid,” said Anders Sjoelin, S&C’s president and CEO. “Additionally, we’re pleased to add jobs, create value, and support our local team members and communities.”

S&C was recently recognized as a top employer in the United States for the third year in a row by Top Workplaces USA. For the past five years, S&C has been named as one of Chicago’s best large employers in the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces list.

In addition to jobs at the new facility, the company is hiring across the organization, including roles in assembly, fabrication, maintenance, manufacturing technology, cybersecurity, engineering, and quality assurance.


S&C Electric Company

Publication Date

March 21, 2023