Prysmian Group, an energy and telecom cable organization, recently broke ground on a $63.8 million expansion project at its Du Quoin, Illinois.

The project will increase the plant’s ability for cable manufacturing for the renewable energy and electric vehicle sectors. Prysmian Group plans to invest $63.8 million and create 80 new high-paying jobs while retaining 225 jobs in Southern Illinois.

The expansion paves the way for increased renewable cable production in Illinois, adding over 100,000 square feet of new manufacturing space and seven major pieces of equipment. The expansion will also help modernize the existing infrastructure and implement an Energy Management System within the facility.

The facility produces custom CL Advantage medium voltage collection cables, which are used to conserve energy by decreasing the amount of line lost during transmission. The cables are used for wind and solar energy applications and are a key component of underground substation and distribution systems.

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