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Superior Essex reports plan to undertake major expansion of its Brownwood plant

As part of $73 million in investments, Superior Essex Communications plans to expand its plant in Brownwood, Texas, by 90,000 sq ft to help meet strong global demand for OSP fiber optic cables, drop fiber and hybrid cables.

A press release said that the additional space will expand the site to more than 500,000 total sq ft of production space. The initiative is expected to create 170 new jobs, and some existing positions will be switched from manufacturing legacy OSP copper cable to optical fiber cables.

The investment will include manufacturing equipment and incorporate green building practices—such as Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting and the use of repurposed equipment—and explore the use of solar and battery power sources for the plant.

“The Brownwood plant improvements are not only an investment in our company, but also an investment in U.S. manufacturing and in communities across America,” said Superior Essex Communications President Brad Johnson. “This expansion will create manufacturing jobs right here in America, which will bring more employment opportunities to the Brownwood
region and boost production of American-made broadband products.”

Superior Essex Communications is focused on creating the future of smart and sustainable communications by developing technology that connects and respects the world, can be deployed to support Government initiatives supported by the company to increase U.S. high-speed internet access for all Americans.

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