OMCO Solar invests $5 million to increase U.S. solar torque tube manufacturing

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By Chris Crowell April 12, 2022 View Profile

OMCO Solar invested an extra $5 million into its solar manufacturing capabilities, particularly to provide extra Origin Tracker Torque Tubes. With greater than 7 GW of true U.S. manufacturing capability throughout 4 strategic areas (Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio), this brings its complete funding in gear and tooling to $75 million.

OMCO Solar is understood for having the shortest lead instances within the trade, offering fixed-tilt mounting and trackers for each distributed technology and utility-scale initiatives in as little as six to eight weeks. This $5 million funding will solely improve these capabilities by including the gear and tooling wanted for the manufacturing of the OMCO Origin Tracker Torque Tubes at its Indiana and Arizona areas.

“Torque tubes are the backbone of the solar tracker, and OMCO Solar is proud to be the only tracker manufacturer to make its own in the U.S.,” Gary Schuster, president and CEO of OMCO Holdings stated. “In fact, we’re the only racking and tracker company with all U.S. manufacturing locations, enabling the highest level of flexibility and the quickest lead times as we ship directly from our four U.S. factories.”

As extra corporations transfer their provide chains abroad, extra freight prices can inhibit solar builders from finishing initiatives on time and inside funds. OMCO Solar stays devoted to U.S. manufacturing because it has for the reason that founding of OMCO Holdings in 1955.

Over the final yr, OMCO Solar has shipped 1 GW of its factory-direct merchandise together with its Field-Fast, OMCO Choice and OMCO Origin mounting buildings to over 30 states, bringing clear solar energy to farms, colleges, factories, municipalities and utilities. Including 8 GW of contract manufacturing solar merchandise, OMCO Solar now has delivered over 9 GW to the market.

OMCO Solar’s built-in workforce contains product growth, gross sales, engineering, manufacturing, logistics and subject providers. OMCO Solar additionally continues to spend money on its engineering workforce to assist speed up product growth.

“OMCO Solar has always believed in achieving success in building a strong U.S. manufacturing base and remains committed to offering the very best American-made products,” Schuster concluded. “We are dedicated to creating domestic jobs and helping to advance the U.S. solar industry.”

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