Generac to open new manufacturing and distribution facility

Feb. 21, 2021

Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wis., plans to open a new manufacturing, assembly and distribution operation in Trenton, S.C. 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, Generac Power Systems. “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-sq.-ft. manufacturing, distribution and office facility in Trenton, conveniently located between Charleston, S.C.; Columbia, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; 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.”

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