This acquisition will enable Avail to expand its switchgear and integrated switchgear enclosure manufacturing footprint to Houston and address the needs of utility customers across the United States, who are dealing with a continued constrained supply chain environment.Avail is making a material investment through the acquisition of this facility and will continue to invest as it ramps up production with the potential to create over 100 high-skilled job opportunities in the Houston region. Avail is looking to quickly hire 50+ skilled workers, including those who previously worked for CPE. Avail will host recurring recruitment events for community members to learn about the career opportunities offered at Avail’s Houston facility.
“Our team at Avail is thrilled to be announcing this acquisition and the opening of this facility in Houston where we will look to produce our electrical enclosures, and custom switchgear solutions. Through the ramp up of production at this facility we will better serve the needs of our current and future utility customers,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of Avail Infrastructure Solutions.
“We are delighted to continue to invest in the energy infrastructure space in general, and in Avail Infrastructure in particular. We are strong believers in the long-term leadership of US companies in this space.” said Nick Santhanam, CEO of Fernweh Group, and Chairman of the Board of Avail.
Avail Switchgear Solutions has an over 50-year history of developing best-in-class, custom switchgear systems to meet each application’s most rigorous demands. The PowerAisle™ Switchgear line is designed and manufactured in North America to meet or exceed ANSI, IEEE, NEC, NEMA, and NFPA standards. Avail Enclosure Systems is a leading manufacturer of durable, reliable, and modular packaged equipment centers. The RuggedSpec II™ Power Distribution Centers, Control Centers, and Custom Configurations are available in both standard and custom sizes and configurations.
Chris Boehm, Chief Commercial Officer of Avail, further stated “We continue to see significant unmet demand in the utilities market given robust levels of investment to support the national grid through government funding but offset by continued constrained supply chains. Our material investment demonstrates our intent to address the needs of our current customers as well as other utility companies in the southwest region that are looking to acquire locally constructed, leading specialty electrical equipment.”
About Avail Infrastructure Solutions
Avail Infrastructure Solutions is the global provider of application-critical equipment, highly engineered technologies, and specialized services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, , and industrial markets. From fully integrated electrical enclosures and custom switchgear to medium and high voltage bus systems, our proven solutions meet the most exacting requirements for safe, reliable operation. Avail Infrastructure Solutions has over 1,750 employees and operates through a global network of 15 strategically located manufacturing facilities. Learn more at availinfra.com.