Generac Power Systems, Inc. Expanding Operations in Edgefield County
Expansion will create 300 new jobs
For Immediate Release
June 17, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac), a leading global power and energy technology company serving the residential, commercial and industrial markets, today announced plans to expand operations in Edgefield County and create 300 new jobs. This new commitment adds to the company’s initial announcement this year and will bring Generac’s collective total of new jobs in the state to 750.
Founded in 1959, Generac is an industry leader that offers a broad range of power and energy solutions including back-up and prime power generator systems; engine-powered and battery-powered tools and equipment; and solar + battery storage systems.
Located at 30 Industrial Park Boulevard in Trenton, Generac’s expansion will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand for Generac’s home standby generators and associated energy technologies. The company’s location in South Carolina also serves as a distribution center to customers in the Southeast.
Individuals interested in joining the Generac team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. Edgefield County was also awarded a $750,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with costs related to this project.
“Given multiple megatrends at play, including the growing unreliability of the grid and the increasing number of people working and learning from home, there has been significant and strong demand for Generac’s residential power systems. We are pleased to be able to substantially grow our operations in South Carolina so quickly to meet the needs of consumers.” -Generac Power Systems, Inc. President and CEO Aaron Jagdfeld
“Generac’s announcement demonstrates the seemingly unlimited growth of our economy. After establishing operations in South Carolina earlier this year, Generac is already expanding and creating 300 more jobs. We are proud of this expansion and all of the good that will come from it.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“The fact that Generac is already expanding within our borders – just months after announcing operations in South Carolina – is a true testament to our business-friendly climate. We congratulate Generac on today’s announcement, and we look forward to our partnership with this great company for years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Today’s news is very exciting for Edgefield County. We are grateful that Generac is growing their presence in our county, and we look forward to the great things the future holds in our partnership with them.” -Edgefield County Council Chairman Scott Cooper
“This news is a testament to the hard work that Edgefield County has put in over the years. We are extremely proud that Generac is expanding their new operation in the county, and we wish them continued success.” -Economic Development Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac) is expanding operations in Edgefield County.
- Expansion will create 300 new jobs.
- Generac is a manufacturer of backup power generation products and energy technology solutions.
- Located at 30 Industrial Park Boulevard in Trenton, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Generac team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Generac Power Systems, Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) is a leading global energy solutions company, supplying backup power and prime power systems, engine-powered and battery-powered tools and equipment, and solar energy storage systems. In 1959 our founder designed and manufactured the first affordable backup generator. 62 years later, the same dedication to innovation, quality and performance has expanded the company’s industry-leading product portfolio into homes and small businesses, job sites, and industrial and mobile applications across the globe. Generac offers battery storage systems for homes, energy management systems for businesses and utilities, backup and prime power systems up to 2 megawatts, and paralleled power solutions up to 100 megawatts.
S.C. COMMERCE MEDIA CONTACT:
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce