WAUKESHA, Wis., Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Generac
Power Systems today announced plans to open a new manufacturing,
assembly, and distribution operation in Trenton, South Carolina. The facility will
support increased demand for home standby generators and associated
energy technologies, and serve as a distribution center to
customers in the southeast part of the
United States, creating approximately 450 new jobs over the
next two years.
"With significant demand for Generac products across the
country, we're excited to expand our operational capacity to
accommodate the increased interest in residential power systems,"
said Aaron Jagdfeld, President and
CEO of Generac Power Systems, Inc. "The Trenton facility is strategically located
closer to our customers in the southern part of the country and has
access to a local labor force capable of helping us meet growing
demand while strengthening our market-leading position."
The expansion of the company's manufacturing and distribution
capacity begins with the acquisition and upgrade of a
421,000-square-foot manufacturing, distribution and office facility
located at 30 Industrial Park Boulevard in Trenton, conveniently located between
Charleston, South Carolina;
Columbia, South Carolina;
Charlotte, North Carolina; and
Atlanta. The facility is expected
to be operational by the third quarter and has the capability to
expand further when needed.
"We're proud to welcome Generac to the South Carolina business community and look
forward to seeing all that we know they will achieve in
Edgefield County," said
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. "With a workforce at its
disposal that is second to none and one of the most competitive
business environments in the world, we know that Generac will have
the tools necessary for success."
With this increase in production and distribution capabilities,
Generac is inviting individuals seeking career opportunities at the
Trenton plant to learn more about
Generac on its careers webpage.
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Generac Power Systems, Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) is a leading global
energy solutions company, supplying backup power and prime power
systems, engine-powered and battery-powered tools and equipment,
and solar energy storage systems. In 1959 our founder designed and
manufactured the first affordable backup generator. 62 years later,
the same dedication to innovation, quality and performance has
expanded the company's industry-leading product portfolio into
homes and small businesses, job sites, and industrial and mobile
applications across the globe. Generac offers battery storage
systems for homes, energy management systems for businesses and
utilities, backup and prime power systems up to 2 megawatts, and
paralleled power solutions up to 100 megawatts.
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