Array Technologies, a supplier of tracker options and companies for utility-scale solar energy tasks, entered into an settlement with Lock Joint Tube, a producer of mechanical and structural-grade metal tubing, to safe provide from a brand new metal mill in Texas devoted to manufacturing utility-scale solar tubing.
Located in Temple, Texas, the place Lock Joint Tube has established operations, the brand new mill will use domestically sourced metal within the manufacturing of solar tubing in response to home content material necessities within the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The collaboration between the 2 corporations will create new manufacturing jobs and use automation expertise for optimum effectivity in manufacturing.
“This investment in American manufacturing will provide jobs aligned with the renewable energy market to the local community, boost the integrity of the domestic solar supply chain and support Array’s continued expansion in the U.S., including in Texas and throughout the central U.S,” says Kevin Hostetler, CEO at Array Technologies.
Lock Joint Tube is a provider of metal tubing for solar panels and a supplier of torque tubing for tracker methods or solar tracker tube. Partnering with established metal suppliers across the globe allows Array to safe high-quality merchandise on a regional foundation to clients and mitigate provide chain challenges.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the ability was held on June 28 in Temple, Texas. Lock Joint Tube additionally produces tubing for Array at a metal torque tube mill in South Bend, Ind.