Eaton to invest $54 million in Cooper Power Systems

WAUKESHA (WITI) -- Power management company Eaton announced on Monday, February 10th a $54 million investment in its Waukesha-based Cooper Power Systems business.

The project, which calls for expanding one facility and renovating two others, will help Eaton meet growing demand for its utility, commercial and industrial power distribution products and solutions.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is providing up to $1.36 million in tax credits for the project that could create as many as 200 jobs in the region over the next two years.

With this investment, Eaton will expand its Badger Drive manufacturing plant and upgrade technology at its Badger Drive, North Street and Lincoln Avenue Power Systems plants. The facilities produce electrical equipment including three-phase transformers, substation transformers and voltage regulators for the safe, reliable distribution of electrical power.

Work on the expansion and upgrades began in January and is expected to wrap up in mid-2016. For more on the project, visit