The $5 million investment provides for equipment and tooling to enable the manufacturing of OMCO Origin™ Tracker Torque Tubes at OMCO Solar’s Indiana and Arizona locations. OMCO Solar’s expansion of their U.S. production will benefit their developer, EPC and construction partners, as the company continues to offer an efficient, reliable domestic supply chain.
“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 said. “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 more companies move their supply chains overseas, additional freight costs can inhibit solar developers from completing projects on time and within budget. However, OMCO Solar is increasing its investment in U.S. manufacturing. OMCO Solar’s legacy of American-Made products stems from decades of steel manufacturing, beginning in 1955 when OMCO Holdings was founded. Over the last year, OMCO Solar has shipped 1 GW of its factory-direct products including its Field-Fast™, OMCO Choice™ and OMCO Origin™ mounting structures to over 30 states, bringing clean solar energy to farms, schools, factories, municipalities and utilities. Including 8 GW of contract manufacturing solar products, OMCO Solar now has delivered over 9 GW to the market.
OMCO Solar’s highly skilled U.S. workforce can provide superior fixed-tilt mounting and trackers for both distributed generation and utility-scale projects in as little as six to eight weeks. OMCO Solar also continues to invest in its engineering team to help accelerate product development
while providing fast and excellent technical service to customers. OMCO Solar’s integrated team – which includes product development, sales, engineering, manufacturing, logistics and field services – ensures a one-stop-shop enterprise with elegant product solutions to reduce costs and complexity.
“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.”