For Immediate Release   
Date: November 14, 2018 


The Borderplex Alliance
John Meza 
(915) 213-9445

Meghan R. Cole
(412) 893-2891 

Office of the Mayor
Olivia Zepeda
(915) 493-0716
County of El Paso Economic Development
Jose Quinonez
(915)  546-2177

Powering Up the Region's Economy 
Eaton to Open Manufacturing Operation in El Paso

EL PASO - Today, The Borderplex Alliance, The City of El Paso, and The County of El Paso announced that Eaton, a worldwide power management company is opening a manufacturing operation in El Paso, bringing over 200 jobs to the region.

Mike Yelton, Senior Vice President - Electrical Sector, Eaton, said, "We're excited to grow our presence in El Paso. We look forward to working with leaders and future employees in the community to deliver high quality electrical distribution equipment to our customers. Borderplex Alliance and the City and County of El Paso have been great partners, and we appreciate their support of Eaton."

Dee Margo, Mayor, City of El Paso, said, "Eaton Corporation will be an exceptional addition to our local business community. In addition to creating 200 jobs, Eaton will invest over $15 million dollars into our regional economy. Our economic development strategy is in full effect and we are seeing result after result. Companies are recognizing El Paso as a premier place to work, play and visit. We must continue our progress and attract more jobs, more investment, and better opportunities for the people of El Paso."

Ruben John Vogt, El Paso County Judge, said, "Eaton's innovative approach to creating power management technologies brings to El Paso yet another diverse company that is building on our growing business portfolio.  The fact that they've acquired a property signals their commitment to being partners in our community for years to come; their investment, coupled with the quality jobs they bring, are a clear sign that El Paso is a competitive and desirable place to do business.  We look forward to sharing Eaton's successful establishment in El Paso with other companies looking to relocate/expand into El Paso."    

Jon Barela, CEO, The Borderplex Alliance said, "We're thrilled to announce another world-class company is adding new operations in the region and continuing our community's forward momentum. This announcement is further proof that the Borderplex region is a premier destination for manufacturing and business expansion. My sincerest thanks to Mayor Margo and County Judge Vogt for their leadership and focus on business-friendly policies that improve our community."

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 98,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


About The Borderplex Alliance:

The Borderplex Alliance is a binational, private sector led regional economic development organization that has as its main objective the integration and promotion of the economies of El Paso, Texas; Cd. Juarez, México; and Southern New Mexico.