Worthington Industries Inc, a leading industrial manufacturing company, today announced the expansion of its Tempel Steel plant in Apodaca Mexico, which is operated by its Worthington Steel business unit.
Tempel will redesign the existing shop floor space and relocate some manufacturing operations to an adjacent 17,200-square-meter (185,000-square-foot) building. These moves will allow for a very significant expansion of Tempel’s Focused Factory, which produces highly engineered laminations for electric vehicle traction motors.
With expanded production, expected to be online in 2024, this will become Tempel’s largest manufacturing facility for the electric vehicle motor and transformer market.
“The acquisition of Tempel in 2021 helped Worthington become a leader in the growing electrical steel market that includes transformers, motorized machines, and electric vehicle motors,” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Operating Officer of Worthington Industries. “The expansion of our plant in Apodaca is another demonstration of our commitment to this market and to our employees in Tempel.”
The increase in production capacity will allow Tempel to leverage the experience and knowledge of the Apodaca community, which includes more than 500 members of the workforce of the current Tempel Steel plant. Tempel expects to add more than 400 new workers in the next 5 years.
About Tempel Steel
Tempel Steel, a Worthington Industries company, is a global leader in the manufacture of high-precision electrical steel laminations for motors and transformers with manufacturing plants and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, China, Mexico and India.