O'Neal Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric Power Join Forces

O’Neal, Inc., a Greenville, SC-based integrated design and construction firm, today announced that it has joined forces with Mitsubishi Electric Power Products to build a grassroots power transformer and power components manufacturing site in Memphis’ Rivergate Industrial Port. O'Neal will handle Engineer-Procure Construction (EPC) services for the $200 million project, which should generate new jobs.

"This announcement is the culmination of over a year and half worth of collaboration by both our respective companies. Through our planning and project development process we have worked with the MEPPI team to develop a world class transformer manufacturing facility for the 21st century and beyond," said Kevin Bean, O'Neal's President and CEO. "This facility is a major accomplishment for MEPPI, O'Neal, Memphis and the state of Tennessee. We are grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with the local companies in the Memphis area."

The project has already kicked off, with the design and planning phase now started - the project should break ground in Fall 2011. The new site will debut production in Spring 2013. We are talking about a facility that includes a unique product testing area, product flow and customer features.

According to Brian Heery, President and CEO of MEPPI, O'Neal was selected for their comprehensive design, engineering and construction management services. "Keeping all phases of the design and construction with one company was a draw for us," Heery said. "O'Neal was able to provide a process for taking our goals of having a manufacturing facility of the 21st century and marrying it with our proven technology and manufacturing expertise."
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