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

OMCO solar torque tubes

OMCO Solar invested an additional $5 million into its solar manufacturing capabilities, specifically to produce more Origin Tracker Torque Tubes. With more than 7 GW of true U.S. manufacturing capacity across four strategic locations (Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio), this brings its total investment in equipment and tooling to $75 million.

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OMCO Solar is known for having the shortest lead times in the industry, providing fixed-tilt mounting and trackers for both distributed generation and utility-scale projects in as little as six to eight weeks. This $5 million investment will only enhance those capabilities by adding the equipment and tooling needed for the manufacturing of the OMCO Origin Tracker Torque Tubes at its Indiana and Arizona locations.

“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. OMCO Solar remains dedicated to U.S. manufacturing as it has since the founding of OMCO Holdings in 1955.

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 integrated team includes product development, sales, engineering, manufacturing, logistics and field services. OMCO Solar also continues to invest in its engineering team to help accelerate product development.

“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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