Following the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), OMCO Solar announced it has expanded its Pierceton, Indiana, manufacturing plant and has reached a significant milestone, having shipped 9.5 GW of solar mounting and racking solutions.
In light of the company’s latest $5 million solar manufacturing investment, announced in April of 2022, OMCO Solar has now directed a total of $75 million towards equipment and tooling across its four domestic factories (Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio).
OMCO Solar’s most recent investment is focused on manufacturing OMCO Origin Tracker Torque Tubes in Indiana and Arizona. Torque tubes are the backbone of the solar tracker, and OMCO Solar is the only U.S. tracker manufacturer to make its own.
To further expand capacities at the Indiana operations, the company added an additional facility, and now has over 500,000 square feet of domestic manufacturing capacity in total, across its four domestic factory locations.
“With more than 65 years of advanced steel production and over a decade of proprietary racking and tracker development, OMCO Solar has long been dedicated to domestic manufacturing,” 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 factory-direct shipping for the shortest lead times and low freight costs.”
Eric Goodwin, director of business development at OMCO Solar remarked, “SEIA estimates the incentives this #AmericanEnergyDeal provides could spur U.S. manufacturing capacity to exceed 50GW by decade’s end. Now, thanks to the IRA tax credit provisions for trackers, we can continue to grow our team, solutions and factories to better serve our valued partners.”
Over the last year, OMCO Solar has shipped 1 GW of its factory-direct Field-Fast, OMCO Choice and OMCO Origin mounting structures to over 30 states. Further investments in its engineering team and highly skilled workforce enable OMCO Solar to provide precision-engineered, pre-assembled, customizable solutions.
Goodwin concluded, “We truly are a one-stop-shop for tracker and fixed-tilt systems for utility-scale and distributed generation.”